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Phyllis Dean Ahrens 75, Saint Joseph, MO

Phyllis Dean Ahrens 75, of Saint Joseph, Missouri passed away Saturday January 4, 2014 at her home in Saint Joseph.
Phyllis Dean Ahrens 75, of Saint Joseph, Missouri passed away Saturday January 4, 2014 at her home in Saint Joseph.

She was born February 27, 1938 in St. Joseph, Missouri daughter of James and Derotha "Dodie" (Glenn) Emery.

She married her husband and love Kent Ahrens on September 22, 1982, and they shared 31 years together.

She graduated from Benton high school and attended Missouri Western State College. She retired from banking as a Vice-President working at Farmers State Bank & the Heritage Bank. Her greatest interest was buying, selling & collecting antiques of all sorts. She lived with her husband in a 150 year old home filled with her many collections. They enjoyed traveling and visited nearly every part of the United States, as well as Hawaii, St. Thomas and Europe several times. She filled their empty nest with many pets over the years (currently two cats), and was a member of Wyatt Park Christian Church.

Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Sondra Smith, and Barbara Harrison.

She is survived by husband, Kent Ahrens of the home, step-son, Jeff Ahrens and wife Gail of Ferguson, MO, step-daughter, Darcy Ahrens and her partner Robyn Walter of Kansas City, MO, three grandchildren; Chris, Amy & Emily Ahrens, two brothers, Jim Emery and wife Bonnie of St. Joseph, MO, and Mike Emery and wife Carol of Atchison, KS, and a sister, Dodie Emery of St. Joseph, MO, as well as many nieces & nephews and friends.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 11:00 am at the Rupp Funeral Home. Dr. Scott Kilgore officiating.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm on Friday at the Rupp Funeral Home.

She has been cremated under the direction of the Rupp Funeral Home.

Memorials are requested to the Wyatt Park Christian Church, Interserve or Friends of the Animal Shelter. Online condolence and obituary at www.ruppfuneral.com
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