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Phyllis Claxton

September 18, 1948 — October 24, 2022


Phyllis Delores Claxton, age 74 years, of Strunk, KY.,  passed away at Baptist Health Lexington Hospital on October 24, 2022, She was born on September 18, 1948 in Strunk, KY to the late Willard and Ella Mae King.

In addition to her parents, Phyllis was also preceded in death by her husband, Bob Claxton; brothers; Ronnie, Donnie and David King, sisters; Imogene King and infant Elaina King and a very special squirrel, Ferdinand.

She is survived by her daughters; Sherry Frierson of Strunk, Melissa Harless and husband George of Strunk, son, Larry David Bowen, Jr. and wife Sheila of Cape Coral, Florida; brothers; Larry King and wife Rose of Strunk, John Paul King and wife Sandra of Strunk, sister; Barbara Sparks of Strunk, Grandchildren; Justin Kirilenko, Kalin Farthing and husband Justin, Cody Bowen, Dylan Bowen, Sierra Bowen, Ellana Strunk and Justin Strunk, Darcey Taylor and husband Zachery, Caden Harless and Conner Harless, along with 9 great-grandchildren.

She was a member of Second Otter Creek Church. Phyllis enjoyed playing puzzle games on her ipad, listening to Dr. Charles Stanley, reading her bible, but her greatest joy was spending time with her family and grandchildren.

Funeral Service for Phyllis are scheduled for 7:00 PM, Thursday, October 27, 2022 in the Chapel of McCreary County Funeral Home with visitation beginning at 6:00 PM until time for funeral service. Brothers Willis Troxell is officiating.  Per her wishes, Phyllis will be cremated.

McCreary County Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Phyllis Claxton.

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Thursday, October 27, 2022

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Thursday, October 27, 2022

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, Whitley City, KY 42653

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