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“Phyllis was always busy: volunteering, church, crafts, sewing,, and other crafts. She was always with her daughter by her side. I can't remember if...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Babs Squires - Athens, MI

“Condolences to Phyllis' family.from a member of her school family. HCHS Class of 1962 mourns the loss of another classmate and friend. She is...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Donna Roberts - Battle Creek, MI

“Phyllis, you were such an inspiration to so many. When i was a child, i looked up to you as a second mother. But we grow as adults... and you STILL...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Tammy White - Las Vegas, NV

“Marcia, I'm so sorry about the loss of your mom. She was loving, sweet, and just a genuinely good person. My heart is with you during this difficult...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Erin McWilliams - Chicago, IL

“So very sorry, Marcia, for your loss. I will always remember your mom leading the services at 1st Christian when Kingery and Laura were away and I...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Phyllis Rule - Battle Creek, MI

“Phyllis I am so lost for words, thank you so much for welcoming in to the church family and being a wonderdul kids corner to Camille. I have so many...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Tina Lewis - Battle creek, MI

“You are loved and dearly missed ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Robert Jordan - Perry, MI

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Phyllis Jean (Swartz) Lutz, age 74, of East Leroy passed away January 18, 2019. She was born in Battle Creek on March 4, 1944, the daughter of Earl and Marion (Hamilton) Swartz and graduated from Harper Creek High School with the Class of 1962.

Phyllis married John H. Lutz in Sonoma United Methodist Church on April 11, 1964. She worked as an LPN in various places, but worked at Battle Creek Medical the longest. Phyllis loved NASCAR and her favorite drivers included Alan Kulwicki, Mark Martin, Clint Bowyer and longtime friend Kenny Wallace. She was world famous for her chocolate chip cookies and banana bread. She loved her kitty cats and was preceded in death by what she considered to be her grandson, "a cat", named Adam.
She is survived by her daughter, Marcia; several grand-cats, a brother and many nieces and nephews.

No services are being planned at this time. Memorials can be made to the Humane Society of South Central Michigan. Arrangements by Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care. Personal messages for the family may be placed at