Phyllis Geraldine "Gerry" (Hill) Fink, 92, of Russell, Kansas, died on Tuesday, August 02, 2016, at the Russell Regional Hospital.

Gerry was born on December 9th, 1923, in Hominy, Oklahoma, the daughter of Hance and Katherine (Wheeler) Hill.  Later her family moved to Russell, Kansas, where she graduated from Russell High School in the class of 1941.  She was united in marriage to Marvin Fink on May 08, 1943, in Hays, Kansas.  From this union Gerry and Marvin were blessed with 4 children Terry, Dennis, Patricia and Anna.  The family made their home in Russell and Gerry worked as a homemaker taking care of her husband and children.  She was a longtime member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Russell.  She was also a member of the Russell V.F.W. Post #6240 Ladies Auxiliary, the Order of the Eastern Star and the Russell Elks Lodge. 

She enjoyed playing golf, cards, bingo, wahoo, swimming, reading books, doing crossword puzzles and spending time with her family and grandkids.

Surviving family include her daughter Ann Ostmeyer (Todd) of Russell; five grandchildren Wendy Macoubrie (Jeff) of Olathe, Kansas, Keegan Dick (Trisha) of Russell, Brian Krotz (Amanda) of Park City, Kansas, Amber Whitmer (Tim) of Russell and April Webb (Rick) of Russell; 7 great granddaughters and 3 great grandsons and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Marvin; her parents; two sons Terry and Dennis; daughter Patricia and several brothers and sisters.

A celebration of Gerry's life will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Monday, August 08, 2016, at the Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary in Russell, Kansas, with Pastor Ezekiel Koech officiating.  Burial will follow at the Russell City Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 1 P.M. to 8 P.M. on Sunday, August 07, 2016, at the mortuary with family present to greet guests from 3 P.M. to 5 P.M. Sunday afternoon.  Memorials may be given to Trinity United Methodist Church and sent in care of the mortuary.  Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell is in charge of the funeral service arrangements.


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