Phyllis Kay McKey, 70, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away Nov. 16, 2006. Survived by her loving husband, Wayne McKey; son, Ronald (Christie); 'adopted daughter', Laurelle Essary; grandchildren, Sarah (Anthony), Heather and Justin; great-grandchild, Hunter; sisters-in-law, Rosalee Johnson, Marlee (Rick) Nonemaker; brother-in-law, Laverne McKey; special friends, Clara Glen, Lorraine Pike, Dee Dee Carryer, Franklin School Breakfast and Bunko Groups; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Max and Duane; and sister, Doris McCullough. Phyllis was born on Aug. 9, 1936, in Dodge City, Kansas to Dale and Gladys Pew. She was a District 60 school teacher for 33 years, a member of the United Methodist Church, Daughters of the Nile, Past President of the Shriners Ladies of Pueblo and Colo. Retired School Employees Assoc. Phyllis was a loving mother and grandmother who liked to crochet, do crafts, cook, read and do puzzles. There will be no viewing. Cremation Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2006, at the First United Methodist Church, 310 W. 11th with the Reverend Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating. Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children or Sangre de Cristo Hospice, through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colo. 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. To the family of Phyllis,
    My deepest sympathy to all of you. I had the opportunity to work with her at Ben Franklin a few years ago. She was such a character! She had a great sense of humor but always cared so much for the children. She often would go the extra mile for children in need of extra help or TLC. I would see her off and on again since she retired and she always had that great smile and a kind word. She was so dedicated to the Shriners and helped so many. She left an impact on the community. Again, Sorry.

  2. I had the great privilege of being in Mrs. McKey’s second grade class in 1981- 1982. I adored her, I loved her and I have wonderful memories of my second grade year. She was my all time favorite teacher and I will never forget her. I have been a teacher for 10 years now and I hope that I can touch just one student in the way that Mrs. McKey touched me. She will forever be an influence on my person and profession. I am so grateful I was able to benefit from her love and kindness.

    Amy Kozusko (Cantrell)

  3. Wayne and family. We will miss her. She was a great friend and a wonderful person to be with. She is at peace now and joking with dad and Frank.We loved her deeply. We love you all and may God bless you.

  4. Wayne, Ron and all of your family. Though we are saddened by your loss, we know that Phyllis is in God’s hands.
    May God bless you.

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