Phyllis Ann Sluder, 87, Quenemo: July 23, 1930 – Sept. 15, 2017 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Phyllis Ann Sluder, 87, Quenemo: July 23, 1930 – Sept. 15, 2017

QUENEMO, Kan. – Phyllis Ann Sluder, 87, passed away on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, at Ottawa Retirement Village, Ottawa, Kan. She was born on July 23, 1930, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of John and Grace Scherer Rusk.

Phyllis grew up in Kansas City and had lived in Tonganoxie, Kan., before moving to rural Quenemo, Kan., in 1970.

Phyllis graduated from the University of Missouri and worked for AT&T as an assistant engineer. She then earned a teaching degree from Emporia State University and taught elementary school for 15 years at USD 456. She attended Quenemo United Methodist Church where she was active in UMW, and was a member of the Melvern American Legion Auxiliary, and had worked on the Agency Township Election Board for many years.

On May 16, 1954, Phyllis was married to Carl Sluder, in Lee’s Summit, Mo.

Phyllis was preceded in death by her son, Chris Sluder, on March 24, 2015; parents, John and Grace; brother, Keith Rusk; and sister, Carol Brown.

Phyllis is survived by her husband, Carl, of the home; two sons, John Sluder, Kingston, Okla., and Paul Sluder, Quenemo; six grandchildren, Adam, Laura, Matthew, Kelly, Alexandra and Leon; and three great-grandchildren, Adam, Kiera and Braden.

Memorial services will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, at the Feltner Funeral Chapel, Lyndon. The family will receive friends for one half hour before services at the chapel. Inurnment will be at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Kidney Fund or Angels Care Home Health, and sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. Online condolences for the family may be left at

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