Phyllis (Carter) Stucker

Born: Fri., May 29, 1925
Died: Tue., Apr. 10, 2018


10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Sat., Apr. 14, 2018
Location: Shirley & Stout
Lincoln Road Chapel

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Sat., Apr. 14, 2018
Location: Shirley & Stout
Lincoln Road Chapel

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Phyllis (Carter) Stucker, 92, Kokomo, passed away at 2:13 pm, Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at Community Howard Regional Health in Kokomo.  She was born May 29, 1925, at her grandparent’s farm in Fountain County to the late Hugh & Marie (McKee) Carter.  On December 22, 1946, she married her high school sweetheart, Frank Stucker.  They were married almost 60 years when he preceded her in death on December 3, 2005. 

Phyllis graduated from Veedersburg High School, Butler University, and Ball State University.  She was a member of South Side Christian Church, Pi Beta Phi Sorority, Journey Travel Club, Friday Lunch Bunch, Indiana State Teachers, and the Greek Club.  She was also a former member of Delta Kappa Gamma, Howard County Historical Society, and Kokomo Retired Teachers. 

Phyllis loved her family, her church, her friends, working jig-saw puzzles, reading, and traveling.  She taught school for 36 years and especially enjoyed teaching Indiana History.  She taught school in Indianapolis, Morocco, and Kokomo.

Phyllis is survived by her son, Ricke (Jayne) Stucker; grandchildren, Scott Stucker, and Jill (Philip) DeVoe; great-grandchildren, Shaylie and Trevor Stucker, and Carter and Ava DeVoe.

Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband.

Funeral services will be held at Noon Saturday, April 14, 2018, at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory, 1315 West Lincoln Road, Kokomo, with Pastor Greg Reed officiating.  Entombment will follow in Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery.  Friends are invited to visit with the family from 10-12 pm Saturday at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to South Side Christian Church, or to the Kokomo School Education Foundation, P.O. Box 2188, Kokomo, IN 46904-2188.  Messages of condolence may be left online at

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Bill & Lyn Shirley
   Posted Wed April 11, 2018
“Phizz” was a good friend and a wonderful neighbor when we lived across the street. She was very generous and would do anything to help a friend. It was always fun to spend time with her. Our condolences to Ricke and the family. We cherish the memories of good times spent with the Stuckers.

Cathy Longwith
   Posted Wed April 11, 2018
We are all very sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Prayers to the family.

Cathy, Bob, Amber and James

Stacy (Grams) Miller
   Posted Thu April 12, 2018

I was so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Sally Duke
   Posted Thu April 12, 2018
I was blessed to know Phyllis as a friend and fellow traveler. Her laughter and positive attitude were an added blessing to every trip she took with our travel club. She will be missed and I am thankful for the beautiful memories I have of her. She always called me "Kid" when she saw me, and I will miss that.
See you in heaven some day Phizz! With love, the Kid

Jim Aikman
   Posted Thu April 12, 2018
Ricke, Scott and Jill,
I was sorry to read of Phyllis passing. I always thought she and Frank were a class act, you are in my thoughts

Kevin Comer
   Posted Thu April 12, 2018
Ricke & Family:

I know Sene and I respected both your parents as long time Kokomo Schools educators. I offer condolences for your loss, but appreciate both your parent's contributions to our community. Losing family is always tough, but the great memories always help to sustain us.

Prayers and Good Vibes to you and your family.


Sondra Parr
   Posted Thu April 12, 2018
Dear, Ricke and Family you are in my thoughts and prayers. Sondra Parr

Tawna Goad
   Posted Thu April 12, 2018
Ricke, Jill and Scott,
So very sorry for your loss. What a wonderful legacy she leaves behind. May God bring you peace. Much love to all. Tawna

Robert Abresch
   Posted Mon April 16, 2018
I was fortunate to know this woman for the latter part of her years ... as I was a member of South Side Christian Church. She always seemed ... upright ... confident in her convictions ... and dedicated to her faith. Willing to compromise ... but steadfast in her manner. The kind of person you look up to as a role model for those around her ... especially the young people she touched. I'm glad I had a chance to know her in my life. There is a book ... written somewhere in a language we do not understand ... and her name is written in a chapter therein. May she rest in peace.

Elaine Needham
   Posted Sun April 22, 2018
Dear Family,

I am just learning of Phyllis’ passing, and am so saddened! I have some wonderful memories of her that go back many years. She was one of the kindest, caring people I know. Sorry to be so tardy, but my condolences are just as sincere.

Elaine Needham