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Phyllis E. (Reef) Rayer

September 30, 1932 ~ August 27, 2019 (age 86)

Phyllis E. Rayer, 86, of Decatur, passed away Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Phyllis was born on September 30, 1932 in Adams County, IN to the late Adam and Ruth (Butcher) Reef. She married Jack R. Rayer on July 16, 1950. He preceded her in death on September 25, 1987.

Phyllis was a member of the Cornerstone Community Church, where she was active in the children’s ministry at the former Decatur Missionary Church.

She was a member of the Decatur Optimist Club, Volunteered for the Red Cross, was a former Treasurer of the Adams County Heart Club, Trot-A-Bout camping club and a former member of the Fireman’s Auxiliary.

Phyllis is survived by a son, Randall L. (Rose) Rayer of Whiteland, IN; 3 daughters, Teresa (Michale) Fecher of Davison, MI, Dianna Sue (Armon) Pfeifer of Roanoke Rapids, NC and Joyce (William “Bill”) Johnson of Decatur, IN; 10 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Lloyd and Ralph Reef and a sister, Kathryn Summers.

Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Friday, August 30, 2019 at Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home followed by a 7:00 p.m. Optimist service.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at Cornerstone Community Church with calling 1 hour prior to service from 9:00-10:00 a.m. Pastor Ken Hogg will be officiating and burial will be in Decatur Cemetery.

Memorials are to Decatur Optimist Scholarship Fund.


Donations may be made to:

Decatur Optimist Scholarship Fund
Decatur IN


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