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Phyllis Zoellner Styron

HOBART  Phyllis Zoellner Styron, long time resident of Hobart, died at her home in Hobart on Tuesday, Sept.12, 2017. Phyllis was 90 years-old.  

Funeral for Phyllis will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, at People's Funeral Home Chapel, 1400 W. Main, Lone Wolf, Okla., with interment at Rose Cemetery in Hobart.

She was born in Mountain View, on March 30, 1927, to Edward and Blanche Zoellner. Phyllis graduated from Classen High School in Oklahoma City, attended Lindenwood College, St. Charles, Mo., and the University of Oklahoma. She married James C. Styron Jr. on Sept. 1, 1949. The newlywed couple established their home in Hobart, where they raised their five children and operated Styron Wholesale Company. Phyllis was an active member in her community serving as the Secretary of the Kiowa County Election Board, the executive director of the Hobart Salvation Army, and a member of First Christian Church Hobart. She was involved in local, state and national politics throughout her life. Phyllis was a member of the women's delegation who traveled to Washington DC to oppose and eventually stop the Department of Defense initiative to dramatically expand the land area of Fort Sill that would have resulted in the confiscation of vast tracks of private property in Southwest Oklahoma.  

She was preceded in death by her husband, James C. Styron Jr.; her parents: Edward and Blanche Zoellner of Mountain View; and her siblings: Georgia Mae Gish, John Zoellner and Roy Zoellner.  

Phyllis is survived by her sister, Betty Mullican of Phoenix, Ariz.; her five children: her daughter, Ann Weder and son-in-law Don of Highland, Ill.; and four sons: retired Lt. Col. James C. Styron III and daughter in-law Judi of Springfield, Va., retired Lt. Col. Howard T. Styron and daughter in-law Mary of Lawton, Dr. Stephen L. Styron and daughter in-law Tina of Waverly, Iowa, and Joel S. Styron and daughter in-law Bridget of Cooperton, Okla.; plus 19 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.  

Viewing for Phyllis will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept.15, 2017, at the funeral home, Lone Wolf. 

Donations in Phyllis memory may be made to Hobart Public Library or OETA.

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