Phyllis Ann Graber

Phyllis Ann Graber, 92, of Wayland, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 26, 2023, at the Parkview Home in Wayland.

Funeral services have been set for 10:00 AM, Wednesday, February 1, 2023, at Fern Cliff Evangelical Free Church with Pastor David Shreeves and Pastor Joshua Graber officiating. Burial will follow at the Fern Cliff Cemetery. Visitation will begin at noon Tuesday, January 31, 2023, at the Church with family receiving friends from 5-7 PM. Memorials have been designated to Fern Cliff Evangelical Free Church Missions. The Service will be livestreamed on the Beatty-Peterseim Facebook Page and YouTube Channel.

Phyllis was born October 11, 1930, in Henry County, Iowa, the daughter of Homer and Addie (Neff) Davison. She graduated from Wayland High School, the Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls, and Iowa Wesleyan College. She was united in marriage to Max Graber on August 6, 1950, at her parents’ home near Wayland. She was a teacher at Stringtown Country School, Olds Elementary, and Crawfordsville Elementary. She was a charter member of the Fern Cliff Evangelical Free Church. She was also a member of Retired Teachers Association, WMS, AWANA Commander, and Sunday School Teacher. She enjoyed fishing, gardening, baking (especially apple dumplings), crocheting, needlework, quilting, and playing games with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her children Dudley Graber of Wayland, IA, Burdean (Christine) Graber of Wayland, IA, Maxine (Gary) Pribanich of Nolensville, TN, brother Jim “James” Davison of Washington, IA, sister in law Marilyn Davison of Mt. Pleasant, IA, 11 grandchildren, and 28 great-grandchildren.

Proceeding her in death were her parents, her husband Max in 2009, four brothers: Dale, Arthur, Kenneth, Dean, three sisters: Allie Guengerich, Dorothy Hinkle, Erma Alliman, and infant son Richard.