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Obituary: Phyllis Karr
Phyllis Karr
Phyllis Karr

Phyllis Anna Karr, 82, a long-time resident of Kingman passed away Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, at Kingman Regional Medical Center. She was born Sept. 19, 1930, in Chicago to Joseph and Mary Hogan. She was the seventh of eight sisters, with Nancy MacDonald as the sole surviving sister.

Phyllis came to Kingman 27 years ago from Chicago. She was married to the late Richard M. Karr until his passing in 1985.

A native of Chicago, she was the executive secretary to such notables as Hugh Hefner and Marlin Perkins among many. She was also an executive secretary for IBM and the Lincoln Park Zoo curator. She was a Pink Lady volunteer at KRMC and in cities wherever she lived.

Phyllis is survived by her sons, Richard of Rowlett, Texas, and Patrick of South Berwick, Maine; daughter, Melissa Karr-Lancaster of Kingman; grandsons, Michael, David and Daniel; granddaughters, Hayley, Gota and Ashley Kerr; and great-grandson, David Lee Karr Jr.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2012
Article comment by: sherry wood

This was a wonderful women...she will be missed by all who knew her.

Posted: Monday, October 8, 2012
Article comment by: Gloria Richhart

There is so much to admire about Phyllis. She was a very special lady, very special. I met her at the time I was facilitating Grandparents raising Grandchildren. She was a big help to the organization. God be with her and the family at this time.

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