Phyllis Cunningham Orr, age 71 of Marion,Kentucky passed away September 27, 2020 at Salem Springlake Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was raised in Murray, but had been a resident of Marion for over forty years.
Phyllis graduated from Calloway County High School in 1967. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Murray State University in 1971 and a Masters Degree in Education from Murray State University in 1972.
Phyllis was a retired teacher and taught school for 27 years in Hickman, Graves and Crittenden Counties. During her career, she taught Kindergarten, First, Third, Fifth and Sixth Grades, as well as Title One Reading. After her retirement, she was elected to the Crittenden County School Board and served in that capacity for 15 years. While on the school board, she served as both Chairman and Vice-Chairman. She loved children and had a passion for teaching. She found great joy in seeing her students succeed in the classroom and in life. She always enjoyed seeing former students and hearing about their lives.
Phyllis was a member of Marion Baptist Church. She was a member of the Crittenden County Retired Teachers Association and was a former member of the Crittenden County Chamber of Commerce Executive Board.
Phyllis enjoyed trips to the beach and spending time with her family, especially her granddaughters who called her “Nana”. She was known for her out-going nature and never met a stranger.
She is survived by her daughter, Ginger (Bradley) Boone and son Jordan Orr of Marion, KY; two granddaughters, Lacey and Lauren Boone, Marion, KY and brother, Keith (Elaine) Finney, Madisonville and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Larry Orr, her mother and step-father, Kathryn and Charles Finney and father, Tom Cunningham.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 11 AM at Myers Funeral Home, Marion, KY with burial in Mapleview Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday at Myers Funeral Home between the hours of 5 and 8 PM.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 220 Great Circle Rd., Nashville, TN 37228.
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