Phyllis J. Rasche, 94, of Shelbyville

Phyllis J. Rasche, 94, of Shelbyville, passed away, Thursday, January 26, 2023, at Waldron Health and Rehab in Waldron.

She was born October 20, 1928, in Shelby County, the daughter of Herbert C. and Maud (Winkler) Kuhn.  On September 10, 1950, she married Rev. Richard F. Rasche, and he preceded her in death on August 17, 1984.

Phyllis is survived by her daughter, Cheryl Cantrell of Ft. Sumner, New Mexico; daughter-in-law, Peggy Rasche; granddaughters, Jaime Willis and husband, Brian, and Lindsey Rasche; and great-grandchildren, Nicholas Hill, Brianna Willis and Makayla Schutt.

In addition to Richard, Phyllis was preceded in by her son, David Rasche; grandson, Michael Anthony Cantrell; son-in-law, Mike Cantrell; and brother, Eugene Kuhn.

Phyllis was a member of the Evangelical United Church of Christ.  She was very active in the various churches she attended throughout her life. Being a minister’s wife, she served with her husband, in Shelbyville and Beech Grove, Indiana, Louisville, Kentucky and Hamel, Illinois.  Phyllis enjoyed everything from singing in the choir to helping prepare church dinners.

She was formerly a secretary at Heritage House of Shelbyville from 1967 to 1977.  She also worked part-time from 1984 until retiring in 1990, at Risley Kitchens.  Phyllis volunteered at Major Hospital for numerous years.

Phyllis loved to travel and her travels took her on a cruise and trips to various locations throughout the United States.  But she loved going to New Mexico to visit her daughter, Cheryl and her family.

She enjoyed going to concerts and had been to see Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton.

Phyllis also enjoyed playing cards, two of her favorite games were bid euchre and SkipBo.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 31, 2023, at the Evangelical United Church of Christ, 2630 S. Miller St. in Shelbyville.

Funeral services will follow at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church, with Pastor Charles Jordan officiating.

Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Services have been entrusted to Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Evangelical United Church of Christ.

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