In Memory

Phyllis Swanson (Barnard)

Phyllis Swanson (Barnard)

Phyllis Swanson Barnard passed away on May 20, 2016 after a year and a half struggle with ovarian cancer. After working in various fields such as teaching Spanish, Phyllis remained active throughout her full and happy life playing bridge and tennis. She is survived by her husband, Tony Barnard, and her daughter, Patty Henderson (Taylor), her son, Jim Barnard (Andrea), and her brother, Jim Swanson (Abby). She also leaves behind 3 little grandsons and a granddaughter due in October. Phyllis will be deeply missed by her many friends and loving family

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06/04/16 11:06 AM #13    

Susan Lauber (Henness)

So sorry to hear about Phyllis.  She was always such a positive fun person.   My thoughts go out to her family in this sad time. Cherish the memories.

06/04/16 05:26 PM #14    

Penny Besinger (Hendricks)

Phyllis you are remembered well, may your wonderful spirit continue!

06/04/16 05:45 PM #15    

Ronald Weinger

Phyllis was a really sweet young girl and I as certain she remained so her entire life.  Ron Weinger

06/04/16 06:33 PM #16    

Barbara Baer

What sad news and what a loss for all  who were fortunate enough to know Phyllis. She was so much fun with her  sparkling personality and sense of humor.Phyllis  was the source  of much fun and laughter at our last reunion when we reconnected. My deepest  sympathy to her family.

06/04/16 09:40 PM #17    

Kenneth Ludington


Our thoughts to Tony and family. Phyllis was a genuine person and generous friend 


06/06/16 01:41 PM #18    

Gary Graham

I was so sorry to hear the sad news about Phyllis. In retrospect - the Horace Mann cohort seemed particularly close - and Phyllis was certainly one of its warmest and brightest lights! I was so pleased to see Phyllis at the last reunion, and the years just melted away in congenial conversation. If any classmates want a strong dose of nostalgia . . . check out the pajama party pic on Ellen Lovett's Pics of OPRF Days!  

06/07/16 02:37 PM #19    

Philip Zimmerman

A while back I came across our 8th grade graduation picture from Horace Mann. I remembered all the names, and Phyllis was a standout! Almost six decades ago and I still remember her sweet voice and gentle demeanor. A tragic end to such a kind, friendly, and genuine person.

06/07/16 05:20 PM #20    

Tom Crowley

Phyllis was a kind and happy soul. I am sure she made life better for all her family and friends. The world is a better place because of people like Phyllis.

03/15/17 08:38 AM #21    

Judith Weinthaler

When I look at the picture of Phyllis it brings a smile to my face and I recall she basically hadn't changed as an adult!  I will always remember her smiling and bubbly personality.  I was so sorry to hear of her death and I know she will be missed by her family but that loving memories will always be with them. 

Judy Weinthaler

03/15/17 11:35 AM #22    

Paul Reckamp

Another big loss.It was a joy to be around Phyllis with her infectious smile and laughter. 


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