Obituary for Phyllis Carolyn Carfield-Lukens (Gross)
Mrs. Phyllis Carolyn (Gross) Carfield-Lukens, age 80, of Mineral, Virginia, formerly of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on January 12, 1937, at home in Knightstown, Indiana, the loving daughter of the late, Arthur and Ruth Agnes (Shoemaker) Gross. She was raised in Knightstown, Indiana where she was a 1955 graduate of the Knightstown High School. Phyllis was united in marriage on October 5, 1956, in Hancock County, Indiana, to the late, James William "Bill" Carfield and to this union arrived four daughters, Kimberly, Lorrie, Jill and Keli and three sons, John, Joseph and Jeffrey to bless their home. Phyllis and Bill shared 49 years of marriage together until he passed away on July 7, 2005. Phyllis was later united in marriage on July 9, 2011 in Mineral, Virginia, to Lt. Colonel Bob B. Lukens, U.S. Army, Retired and they shared over six years of marriage together until her death. Phyllis was a former employee for the Vevay Dairy Queen and the US Shoe Factory in Vevay, Indiana, for several years. She was also a former Wardrobe employee for Belterra Casino & Resort in Florence, Indiana, for 10 years. Phyllis was a former member of the Switzerland Baptist Church where she taught Bible school, Sunday school and was the custodian and also enjoyed singing in the choir. She attended a Baptist church near Mineral, Virginia. Phyllis resided in the Vevay community from 1959 to 2010 and moved to the Mineral, Virginia community from 2010 until her passing. Phyllis enjoyed sewing, singing, decorating, making flowers for weddings, cooking and spending time with her family. Phyllis passed away at 8:40 pm, Sunday, September 17, 2017, at the Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Phyllis will be deeply missed by her husband, Lt. Colonel Bob B. Lukens, U.S. Army, Retired of Mineral, VA; her daughters, Kimberly Sue Tolbert and her husband: Brent of Vevay, IN, Lorrie Lynn Lapenna and her husband: Marco of Vevay, IN, Jill Denise Harsin and her husband: Mark of Vevay, IN and Keli Ruth Wood and her husband: Deon of Union, KY; her sons, John William "Billy" Carfield and his wife: Sue of Pleasant, IN, Joseph Wade "Joe" Carfield and his wife: Michelle of Vevay, IN and Jeffrey Wayne "Jeff" Carfield of Vevay, IN; Bob's children, Mark Lukens and his fiancé: Karen Teets, Bambi Munos and her husband: Phil, Beth Harshman and her husband: Rick and Joni Capelle and her friend: Jeff Loving all of VA; her grandchildren, Joshua, Jimmy, Jesse, Jeremy, Gerrijean, John, Jesse, Aaron, Jami, Dustin, Kali, Courtney, Kylie, Shelby, Amber, Heather, Kyle, Brett, Brittany, Brooke, Austin, Nicholas, Devan, Alexis, Chase, Sara, Nicholas, Kiefer, Jared and Jordan; her great-grandchildren, Yarik, Vasya, Tyler, Bella, Brody, Hadley, Jax, Gracelynn, Braedan, Carter, Cooper, Addison, Addison, McKayla, Aubrey, Abigail, Morgan, Madison, Ethan, Ryan, Max, Rylee, Taylor, Aiden, Dylan, Bella and Alora and her several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Ruth Agnes (Shoemaker) Gross; her 1st husband, James William "Bill" Carfield, died July 7, 2005; her sister, Donna Strange and her brothers, Dory Gross and Leslie Gross.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday, September 25, 2017, at 11:00 am, by Rev. Adam Griffin & Rev. Randy Gross, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.
Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.
Friends may call 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Sunday, September 24, 2017, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.
Memorial contributions may be made to Riverview Baptist Church. Cards are available at the funeral home.