Phyllis Olson

Born: Monday, February 28, 1927
Passed: Wednesday, June 7, 2017

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Phyllis G. Olson, 90, of Sycamore passed away on June 7, 2017. The daughter of Edward and Clara (Schwager) Klebe, she was born on February 28, 1927 in Aurora, IL. In 1947 she married Wendell C. Olson when he returned home from his military service in Europe during WWII. They made their first home as newlyweds in Aurora while Wendell completed his undergraduate work and then his career took them to Newark DE where they raised their family and finally they moved to Sycamore to enjoy their retirement with friends and family.
Phyllis was an extremely imaginative, artistic and creative person who filled out lives with creative play, games, painting, music, theater, poetry, literature, humor and of course the tales of the family and the world around her, and what great tales they were!
She has left so much of herself with her family, children, Christine Foster, Robert and Stephany Yarbrough; grandchildren, Sherry Gigous, Bill and Wendy Kovach, Shane and Meghan Yarbough, Kristy Yarbrough and Ryan Ewart; great-grandchildren, Gus, Adora, Bell and Wyly Gigous, Maria Kovach, Katie, and Ellie Yarbrough. If everybody had a bit of Phyllis in their lives the world be a better place.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Saint John's United Church of Christ in Aurora, Illinois.
Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Quiram Sycamore Chapel is assisting the family. To share a memory or leave a condolence visit

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  1. Tammy Olson McQueen

    What an awesome lady. I am lucky to have had Phyllis in my life. She will be greatly missed. Love you Great Aunt Phyllis! Thank you for all the time you took with me during my life.

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