Phyllis Joy (Roles) Pewthers
Phyllis Joy (Roles) Pewthers was born at home August 2, 1937 in Carnegie, Oklahoma to James (Shorty) Mallie and Maggie Mae (Horn) Roles. She went to heaven June 25, 2020 in her home north of Waurika, Oklahoma at the age of 82 years, 10 months and 25 days.
Joy was short (5'2") little (98 lbs) very fast and feisty. She was a fantastic softball and basketball player, skater and dancer. She started dating Johnny Pewthers as a Freshman and continued all through highschool at Mountain View, Oklahoma. She graduated highschool in 1955. Joy and John married September 25, 1955. They moved to Stillwater, Oklahoma where John graduated from OSU and Joy was a homemaker. Joy's dad was a custom combiner so she grew up driving combines/trucks and scooping grain.
Family meant everything to Joy. She and John raised three wonderful daughters; Janice Joy, Johnna Kim and Terri Dian. Whatever the daughters were involved in she and John were present (playing sports, piano recitals, showing pigs, steers and sheep, band concerts, plays and many many more.)
Joy loved to laugh. She was an avid fisherman and quail hunter for a very long time. She took all of her pictures and put them in albums by date. Joy loved to play cards and games. Above everything else Joy loved to be with and play with her grandkids, great grandkids and granddogs. There were many years playing on the boat, tubing and skiing. Then years of traveling in their RV to see all of her family.
Joy accepted Christ as her Savior at the age of 9. She loved reading her Bible, being a Sunday school teacher and singing in the choir. She was president of the Jaycee Jaynes and handled the rattlesnake photo stand for many years. Joy loved working at the bank and bookkeeping. She was awarded a plaque for the most hours as an Earth Team Volunteer with the Soil Conservation Service.
She was preceded in death by her parents Shorty and Maggie Roles; two sisters Juanita Bishop and Lillian Lee.
She is survived by her husband John and three daughters: Janice Mackiewicz (Jake) of Pittsburgh, PA; Kim Duell (Doug) of Burlington CO; Terri Moore (David Morelos) of Amarillo, TX; two sisters and brothers-in-law Sue and Don Calvert of Bixby, OK; Joan and Don Pritchard of Mountain View, OK; six grandkids Erica Hunt (Andrew) of Grove, OK; Barrett Duell (BreeAnn) of Ruleton, KS; Amber Torres (Joe) of Amarillo, TX; Tyrel Duell of Burlington, CO; Courtney Duell (Adam Mayo) of Kansas City, MO; Jamie Moore (David Nichols) of Amarillo, TX; eleven great grandkids Bryana, Gabriel and Lily Jo Hunt of Grove, OK; Brody, Brecken, Brooks and Braylee Duell of Ruleton, KS; Jaxon and Colby Torres of Amarillo, TX; Brooklyn and Brynlee Nichols of Amarillo, TX; and one granddog Jacques of Pittsburgh, PA.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 1, 2020 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the Dudley Funeral Home Chapel in Waurika, Oklahoma. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 10AM at the First Baptist Church in Waurika with Bruce Humphries officiating. Burial will follow at 3:30 PM at the Mountain View Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Waurika or the American Bible Society.