Phyllis C. Maupin

phyllis maupin
Phyllis Carol Maupin, 82, of New Hampton, Iowa passed away Sunday, December 4, 2016 at home with her family by her side. A Memorial Service for Phyllis will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at First United Methodist Church in New Hampton with Reverend Candraeah Carey officiating. Burial will be held at New Hampton Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 PM on Friday, December 9, 2016 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton, IA and will continue at the church one hour prior to the memorial service on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Mayo Clinic Oncology Department or St. Croix Hospice. Online condolences for Phyllis’s family may be left at Born April 1, 1934 at home 5 miles outside of Rockford, Iowa, one of three children born to Vern and Verne (Carrott) Ewald. Her early days were spent helping on the farm, going to country school, roller skating, plays, dancing, and Rainbow Club then Eastern Star and Glee Club at Rockford High School where she graduated in 1952. She worked at Iowa Mutual Insurance Co after graduation and then took some business courses at the junior college in evening while working. On June 6, 1954 Phyllis married Kenneth Maupin, and they shared the rest of her days together. Their first home was a quonset hut in Cedar Falls while Kenny was finishing college. In 1956, they moved to New Hampton where they built their own home, raised their three children and lived for the next 60 years. Phyllis enjoyed being a homemaker for over 10 years and worked at PCA for a short time. In 1971, Phyllis went to work at Liddle’s Super Value where she welcomed customers and worked as a bookkeeper for 30 years. She was a member of the United Methodist Church for many years and worked on various committees and taught Sunday school. She belonged to UMW and was President. She also volunteered for the Hospital Auxiliary, active in the Loafer’s Club working on projects for the community, and member of the New Hampton Country Club where she was secretary and treasurer for two years. She loved playing cards, especially bridge and so enjoyed her two clubs. Attending all the school functions of her three children was always important to her and such fun. Phyllis loved to talk and visit. She conversed with everyone, everywhere and anywhere with a beautiful smile. She was a good listener and had a genuine and loving concern for others. She always had time and was curious and encouraging. She appreciated the simple things in life and didn’t take anything for granted. Being with family and friends was her greatest joy. She loved birthdays and holidays and always remembered every special day with a card and phone call. She loved sending and receiving cards and saved them all. She loved playing games and doing puzzles with her grandchildren, golfing, and fishing, wintering in Texas. She was a caring and fun-loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend, there whenever needed. Phyllis maintained her upbeat, always optimistic attitude and concern for others to the very end of her life. She so appreciated every card, phone call, email, visit and food received during these last months. Phyllis is survived by her devoted husband of 62 years, Kenneth; son, Duane (Cathy) of New Hope, MN; daughter, Diane Hartman Williams (Forrest) of Colorado Springs, CO; son, Roger (Robin) of Inver Grove Heights, MN; sister-in-laws, Larri Maupin of Shell Rock, IA and Margaret Maupin of Nora Springs, IA; 11 grandchildren, 2 great grandsons. She is preceded in death by her parents, sister, Beverly and brother, Gordon. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to friends, their church community and hospice for their support in her final days.

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  1. Diane and Family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. I haven’t seen Phyllis in years but remember her as a kind and friendly person. God Bless you and your families in your time of grief.

  2. I’m sorry Ken and family for your loss. Phyllis was a dear friend and will be missed by everyone. I love the picture you have of her. She was beautiful inside and out.

    Sue Jensen

  3. Kenny and Family,
    We are so sorry for our loss of Phyllis. She touched so many lives and will certainly be missed by all who knew her. She was a beautiful person with a beautiful smile. I always enjoyed visiting with her every morning with the group of ladies.. Our sympathy to all of you.
    Dave and Sandy Jaschen

  4. Our deepest sympathies to the Maupin Family. When we first moved to town, we bought the house next door to Ken and Phyllis. She was so welcoming and was such a friendly neighbor. I remember her at Liddles and her friendly greetings to all the customers. She will be missed.

  5. Our deepest sympathy to all the Maupin family. We have had you in our thoughts and prayers.
    Phyllis was a dear friend and we will miss her loving way and beautiful smile.
    Our love to all of you,
    Louise and Donn Harris

  6. So sorry to hear of Phyllis’s passing. She was such a wonderful Lady and I enjoy visiting with her. My deepest sympathy to all of you.

  7. Sympathy to all the Maupin family. I enjoyed our many conversations about family, computers, and books.

  8. To Kenny and family, we truly enjoyed every single day of being Phyllis’ neighbor the past 14 years. Our daughters think of you two as another set of grandparents for them and they are truly blessed to have experienced her warm and caring personality. The girls will always remember their ice cream visits at the neighbors. We will always cherish our conversations with her and her genuine love for our family. She was a special lady and we will miss her.

    Eric, Kim, Kallie, Kacey & Lydia Olson

  9. Judy Knoll
    Dear Ken and family, I was deeply saddened to hear of Phyllis’s passing and I am so very sorry for your loss. I will continue to keep you all in my many thoughts and prayers. Phyllis was such a lovely person and I always enjoyed her visits to the library. I will miss her greatly. May your fondest memories keep Phyllis alive in your hearts and bring you comfort, joy and peace through this difficult time .

  10. Dear Ken and family, I was deeply saddened to hear of Phyllis’s passing and I am so very sorry for your loss. I will continue to keep you all in my many thoughts and prayers. Phyllis was such a lovely person and I always enjoyed her visits to the library. I will miss her greatly. May your fondest memories keep Phyllis alive in your hearts and bring you comfort, joy and peace through this difficult time

  11. Diane & Family…..I am so sorry for your loss. I remember your mom as having such a big smile & friendly personality, when seeing her in the grocery store. God bless all the family & may peace be with you.

  12. God bless and keep this dear lady. She had one of the kindest hearts I’ve ever known. Peace to her loved ones.

  13. Ken and family, Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this time of sorrow. Always enjoyed visiting with Phyllis wherever I would see her. May God wrap his arms around all of you and give you peace. God be with you.

  14. Dear Kenny and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in the loss of your beloved Phyllis. We will miss our times with bridge and marathon. She loved to play and was good along with being lucky. She had a smile for everyone. Peace and blessings. Rich and Marge

  15. My sincere condolences to the Maupin family. Mr. Maupin, I’m so sorry for your loss. You and Mrs. Maupin were the best neighbors. Mrs. Maupin nor you hesitated to take me in when my family moved to Wisconsin in my senior year of high school. You two welcomed me in your home until I could finish up my senior year. I never forgot her making me feel so at home and her sweet kindness. Mrs Maupin always treated me as if I was one of her own back in the day and I’ll always love her for that. It was so good seeing you both a few years back when I came for my reunion. She had that same big smile she always had. May God Bless you and comfort you and your family with all the wonderful memories she left behind. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care and God Bless. Valerie Martin

  16. Our sincere sympathy to Kenny and family of Phyllis Maupin. She was a great friend and will be sadly missed. May our God comfort all of you at this difficult time. .

  17. Thoughts and prayers are with the Maupin family at your time of sorrow. May God grant you all comfort and peace.

  18. To Kenneth Maupin and family: I am so sorry for your loss. My sympathy and prayers are with all of you. Phyllis always had a friendly smile for everyone. May the loving comfort and peace of God be with you.

  19. 1956 was the year we came to know Phyllis and Ken; we also were in the school district. The words in
    the Tribune of her as ” good listener, optimistic, loving concern, curious, beautiful smile, help whenever needed, family greatest joy”, certainly are true to what we knew and remember about Phyllis in our three short years in New Hampton. We also have 62 years of marriage and three children. Our sincere sympathy is extended to the three generations of off-spring who will treasure the loving memories of their grandmother all their lives, because she devoted hers to them.
    Our hearts go out to Ken, also.
    Julie and Ron Barribeau (teachers, and coach, also.) Wausau, Wisconsin

  20. Kenney and Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your Family.Phyillis will be missed by many.She always had a smile and was friendly to everyone. We are so sorry for your loss.
    Tom and Marian Gebel.

  21. Please accept our sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. This is one of the most difficult things we must face in our life. May it comfort you to know that others are deeply touched by your loss. God assures us at Psalms 34:18 that he is near to those broken in heart and those crushed in spirit he saves. Jesus also promises that we will be able to see our loved ones again. May these bible thoughts bring you comfort at this most difficult time.

  22. Ken and family Lance and I wish to extend our deepest sympathy in the loss of dear Phyllis. Always friendly and smiling, you will miss her!
    Lance and Jan Manson

  23. Dear Kenney and Family, Soooo sorry to hear of Phyllis’s passing. I literally just found out about her passing and fell horrible. She has been in my life since I was tiny and was good friends with my real mom. I remember them having coffee get togethers in the neighborhood. Later, I remember her in all the different card clubs, etc. She was always so friendly and cheerful. She always had great stories to pass on as well. My heart goes out to you and your family. Karen (Valdahl) Steffes and Mark Steffes

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