Phyllis Airstrope


Phyllis Lorene Aistrope, 83, formerly of Ottumwa, died at 6:20 a.m. December 1, 2022 at Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha.

She was born August 5, 1939 in Atlantic, IA to Pauline Lane. Phyllis married Gordon E. Aistrope on March 11, 1960.

Phyllis was a 1957 graduate of Glenwood High School in Glenwood, IA. She enjoyed gardening, puzzles, cooking and needlework. She loved spending time with family, especially her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her beloved dog, Bucky.

Surviving is her husband, Gordon of Cedar Rapids; their children, Kelly (Rick) Trier of Marion, Susan (DeWayne) Boyd of Ottumwa and Curtis Aistrope of Des Moines; 3 grandchildren, Sarah Aistrope, Nicholas (Kelsey) Trier and Tyler (Taylor) Trier; 4 great-grandchildren; her siblings, David (Margo) Young of Glenwood, Jolene (Glen) Lawrey of Riverton, WY , Rodger Young and Thomas Lane both of Council Bluffs.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her twin brother, Floyd Lane.

Her body has been cremated.

The family will be present to greet friends from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, December 8th, at Reece Funeral Home.

Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Friday, December 9th, at Reece Funeral Home with her nephew, Pastor Brian Young, officiating. The service will be livestreamed on the Reece Funeral Home Facebook page.

Memorials may be made to Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha or Alzheimer’s Association.

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