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Phyllis Ann Kilpatrick Schlaepfer Durichek

August 10, 1933 — January 29, 2024


Phyllis Ann Kilpatrick Schlaepfer Durichek

Phyllis (Kilpatrick Schlaepfer) Durichek was a kind, generous, and adventurous mom, Mema, wife, daughter, aunt and sister. She loved with all her heart and was loved by many. She was born to Edward Daniel and Myrtle Agnes (King) Kilpatrick on August 10, 1933 in Breckenridge, Texas, and departed this world January 29, 2024 in Keene, Texas.

She loved children, animals and nature, especially bird-watching, and enjoyed seeing cardinals at her bird feeders, and her favorite color was lavender. When her two sons were young, the family rescued several animals, including a skunk and squirrel. She was a member of the Cleburne First Seventh Day Adventist Church. In her younger years, she was a certified lifeguard, earned her LVN, sang in the church choir and worked for several years as a church secretary and school nurse. She found comfort in spending time with family, singing hymns, reading the scriptures, and praying faithfully.

Phyllis and Peter Durichek, Jr. were married on December 16, 1984, in Fort Worth.  

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Peter in 2023; son, Robert “Robbie” Schlaepfer, Jr; daughters-in-law, Patsy (Elofson) Schlaepfer and Anna Kathleen (Sturre) Schlaepfer; and all of her siblings, Kathryn Kilpatrick Cole, sweet Ouida Kilpatrick, Dorotha Kilpatrick Powers, Edward “Easy” Kilpatrick, Mabel Corine Kilpatrick Pope, Alta Kilpatrick Schlaepfer, Muriel Jane Kilpatrick Gandee, and Jonell “Jody” Kilpatrick Trumbley. 

Phyllis is survived by son Charles “Rick” (Mildred) Schlaepfer of the Philippines; daughter-in-law Cindy Schlaepfer of Virginia, Mn; grandchildren, Angela Schlaepfer of Forest Hill, Tx, Charles (Lindsay) Schlaepfer of Crowley, Tx, Rebekah (Jesse) Tweten of Mt. Iron, Mn, Elizabeth “Libby” Schlaepfer of Aurora, Mn, Carrisa “Rissy” Schlaepfer of Virginia, Mn, and Felicia and Natasha Schlaepfer; great grandchildren Jordan, Tyler of Forest Hill, Tx, Astaria of Burleson, Tx, Darren, Connor, Josh, and Alyssa of Mt. Iron, Mn, Jessica St. John of Fargo, ND, Damian Malevich of Aurora, Mn, Atheus and Anestaysha of Virginia, Mn; step-daughter, Donna Walton of Burleson, Tx; step-son, Donald (Birdie) Durichek of Keene, Tx; step-grandchildren, Michal (Billy) Wood, Rachel Durichek, Ben Durichek (Esther), Ruth Durichek, Patricia (Ben) Westcott, and Donita (Joe) Avila; step-great grandchildren, Alexi Wood, Logan Wood, Vanessa Durichek, Benjamin Gregory Durichek, Aiden and Rylan Westcott, Joe Felipe Avila, and Sofia and Angela Avila; and numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, February 2, 2024, at Rosser Funeral Home in Cleburne, Tx.

Funeral services for Phyllis Kilpatrick Schlaepfer Durichek, 90, of Keene, Texas will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 3, 2024, at the Cleburne First Seventh-day Adventist Church with Pastor Michael Musante officiating.  

Burial will follow in Keene Memorial Park Cemetery with Charles Schlaepfer, Ben Westcott, Ben Durichek, Justin Trussell, Don Durichek, and Joe Avila serving as pallbearers.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Wings Over Texas Hospice for all their loving care.

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Friday, February 2, 2024

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Saturday, February 3, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Cleburne First Seventh-day Adventist Church

111 Meadow View Dr, Cleburne, TX 76033

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Saturday, February 3, 2024

3:45 - 4:45 pm (Central time)

Keene Memorial Park Cemetery

301 Pioneer Dr, Keene, TX 76059

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