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Phyllis L. Roovers
Phyllis L. Roovers, age 83, formerly of Combined Locks, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. She was born on April 24, 1934, daughter of the late Roderick and Helen (Janssen) Lom. On May 4, 1955, Phyllis married Martin Roovers at St. Paul Catholic Church in Combined Locks. Together the celebrated 61 years of marriage before his passing in 2016.
Phyllis enjoyed embroidering, sewing, cooking, baking, flying and traveling. She had a very strong faith, praying the rosary every night. She was a lifelong member of St. Paul Catholic Church, Combined Locks. Above all, Phyllis loved her family. She would protect them until the very end and do anything she could for them. Her and Marty could often be seen attending many of their grandchildren and great grandchildren’s activities. She was her happiest when surrounded by her loved ones.
Phyllis is survived by her children: Annette (Tom) Van Grinsven, Cindy De Valk, Karen (Anthony) Shablak, Roderick (Vicky) Roovers, and Robin (Todd) LeNoble; grandchildren: Jessica, Scott, Tara, Abbie, Emily, Amanda, Ashley, Marissa, Paige, Matthew, Martin, and Morgan; 19 great grandchildren; and many other family members and special friends.
Phyllis was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Marty; her parents: Roderick and Helen; son-in-law, Mick De Valk; grandsons: Eric and Jason; a sister, Lea Ann (William) De Goey; Marty’s siblings: John, George, George Jr., Joe, Jake, Marie, Anne, Georgeanne, Francis, Marie, Joanne, Tom, Martha, and Frank; father and mother-in-law: Frank and Jacoba (Van Beek) Roovers.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2018, at St. Paul Catholic Church, 410 Wallace Street, Combined Locks, with Fr. Andy Kysely officiating. Visitation will be at the church on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the Mass. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. For online condolences, please visit www.verkuilenfh.com.
The Roovers family would like to extend a special thank you to the entire staff at St. Elizabeth Hospital for the compassionate care given to Phyllis during her final days. Also a thank you to Cara from St. Paul Elder Services for her wonderful friendship and to Nichol Frank for taking such good care of Phyllis.
Thanks for loving us unconditionally. We love you Mom!