Phyllis Templeton Myers
March 31, 1928 –
April 9, 2022
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Phyllis Templeton Myers died peacefully on Saturday, April 9, 2022 in Scottsdale, Arizona. She was born on March 31, 1928 in Terre Haute, Indiana to the late Florence and Phil Templeton. Phyllis had just celebrated her 94th birthday in grand style, hosting a dinner at Vi at Grayhawk, her residence.
Phyllis graduated from Garfield High School in Terre Haute, Indiana and Indiana University, Bloomington, in 1950, where she graduated at the top of her class from the IU School of Business. She then married her IU sweetheart William “Bill” Myers – the start to what she described as her “perfect life.”
Phyllis is survived by her sister Polly Anshutz, brother Tom and sister-in-law Carol Templeton in Terre Haute, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother John and sister-in-law Ronni Templeton, brother Stu Templeton, and brother-in-law Frank Anshutz. Her husband Bill died December 24, 2017.
Surviving children are Marilyn (Don) Templeton, Andrew (Jennifer) Myers, Polly Hickcox, and John (Amy) Myers. Grandchildren are Katie Hickcox, Stratton (Britney) Hickcox, Cole Hickcox, Phillip Myers, James Myers, Charles (Jessica) Myers, William (Tina) Goodmyer, and Thomas Myers. Great-grandchildren are Porter Hickcox, Adaline Hickcox, and Kyelin Goodmyer.
The family would like to thank Laura Crosse for the gracious and loving care shown. Laura became like family when the family was denied access to her senior community during COVID lockdowns.
Phyllis was full of life with her friends belonging to organizations such as Pi Beta Phi, Girl Scout leadership, Stansfield Circle, St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild, Indianapolis (CCI) and Hillcrest Country Clubs, OLGA, where she served as its president in 1995-’96, and her beloved Bridge Club.
Phyllis and Bill also opened a Business Cards Tomorrow franchise in Indianapolis after Bill’s retirement from Indiana National Bank.
They were 60-plus-year members of Meridian Street United Methodist Church in Indianapolis where they taught Sunday School in their early years.
Throughout her life, Phyllis was an avid sports fan, and loved playing golf.
Memorial services are pending in Terre Haute, IN at Maple Avenue United Methodist Church. Phyllis and Bill will be laid to rest together in a graveside service at Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis, IN.
If you wish to make a memorial donation, the family would be honored if you would consider Grayhawk Classic Residence Foundation, 7501 E. Thompson Peak Parkway, Scottsdale, AZ 85255; UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief), 458 Ponce de Leon Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30308; Indiana Golf Foundation, PO Box 26159, Indianapolis, IN 46226; ALS Association, 360 E. Coronado Rd Ste 140, Phoenix, AZ 85004; or to a favorite charity of your choice.
Published on April 21, 2022