Official Obituary of

Phyllis E. (Andrews) Smith

August 23, 1946 ~ February 16, 2024 (age 77) 77 Years Old

Phyllis Smith Obituary

Phyllis E. Smith, 77, of Bellevue Nebraska, formerly of DuBois, Nebraska passed away on Friday, February 16, 2024 at Clarkson UNMC, Omaha, Nebraska with her family by her bedside.  She was born on August 23, 1946 to Owen and Fern (Yoble) Andrews in Pawnee City, Nebraska.

Phyllis started school in DuBois, and graduated from Humboldt High School in Humboldt, Nebraska in 1964. Her first job out of high school was at State Farm Insurance in Lincoln, Nebraska. Phyllis married Charles Young in 1968, they had one son Corey, born September 15, 1969. In 1972, she married Dennis Shaffer.  They moved to Tecumseh in 1980 and bought/ran the liquor store on the town square until 1987. She owned the building till 1989.   In 1988, Phyllis moved to Bellevue.

Phyllis married Carl Smith in October of 1988. Phyllis and Carl moved to DuBois in 1991.  Phyllis kept busy with part time jobs at NCTC in Seneca, Kansas, McDonalds in Seneca, worked for the Village of DuBois, Nebraska and as Office Manager at Chris Gottula Plumbing business.

She was a life-long member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 39, and served as President for several years.

Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents, Owen and Fern Andrews, brothers, Jerald Andrews, Harold Andrews, husband, Carl Smith, granddaughters, Kaeliauna Young, Jennifer Shaffer, McKenzie Horton and son, Mike Shaffer.

She is survived by her son Corey (Virginia) Young of Talmage, NE,  daughter-in-law, Mick Shaffer of Louisville, TX, son, Steve (Laura) Shaffer of Alvord, TX, sister, Kathy Cavric of Bellevue, NE, daughter, Kimberly (Tony) Gross of Caraway, AK, son Mike Smith of Camp, AK, grandchildren, Ashlynn Young, Christina Young, Joshua Young, Carrie Young, Brianna Young, Jonathan Young, Aleciauna Young, Kaitlin Young, Mike Shaffer, John (Rebecca) Shaffer, Samone (Kyle) Fiddes, Lionel Shaffer, Kara (Scotty) Moore, Katie Gross, Steven Smith, Hillary (Howard) Horton,  Abbie Allen, Breezey Allen, David Allen, Genevie Allen, Stefón Brown, great-grandkids, Kaelynn Young, Neveah Tryon,  Andrew David Shaffer, Nadine Fiddes, Lyndsey Smith, Abby Horton, Lilly Nelson, Spencer Longwell, Roman Allen, and many, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Memorial service 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 24, 2024 at the United Methodist Church in DuBois, Nebraska, Pastor Lauri Beach officiating.  Visitation on Friday, February 23, 2024 from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., with family greeting friends from 6-8 p.m., at Wherry Mortuary, 919 G Street, Pawnee City, Nebraska.  Private family burial at a later date at the Omaha National Cemetery. Memorials to family choice.  Online condolences may be left at Services entrusted to Wherry Mortuary, 919 G Street, Pawnee City, Nebraska. 

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February 23, 2024

9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Wherry Mortuary 919 G Street, Pawnee City, Nebraska
919 G Street
Pawnee City, NE 68420

Family Greeting Friends
February 23, 2024

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wherry Mortuary 919 G Street, Pawnee City, Nebraska
919 G Street
Pawnee City, NE 68420

Memorial Service
February 24, 2024

11:00 AM
DuBois United Methodist Church (Nebraska, Wherry Mortuary, Pawnee City)


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