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Phyllis Hayes-Large Phyllis Hayes-Large
(March 9, 1938 - January 21, 2012)

Phyllis M. Hayes Large, age 73, of Centerville, Iowa, died Saturday, January 21, 2012 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born the daughter of William Jess and Norene (Halliburton) Rutliff on March 9, 1938 in Moulton, Iowa. She received her education in Moulton.

On June 13, 1953, Phyllis was united in marriage to Garold Eugene Hayes. She was a homemaker until the death of her husband, she then went to work as a cook in local restaurants. In May of 1987, she was united in marriage to Donald Large.

She was preceded in death by: her parents; her first husband, Garold Hayes; brothers, Clinton, Orville, and Jesse "Sonny" Rutliff; sisters, Treva Collier, Patty Miller, Elizabeth Wendlandt and Roberta Rose; grandson, Jon Harvey and great grandson, Charles Coffman, III; nephew, who she raised, James Terrell.

Phyllis is survived by: her husband, Donald Large of Marshalltown, Iowa; sons, Michael Hayes, Terry Hayes and Melvin Hayes all of Centerville, Iowa; daughters, Teresa Strickler and her husband, Jim, Alice Coffman, Sherri Hayes and Curt Carey, and Melissa Harvey all of Centerville, Iowa; a niece she raised, Dianna Terrell Partin of Madill, Oklahoma; a brother, Albert "Bud" Rutliff and his wife, Judy of Fort Mills, South Carolina; thirteen grandchildren and twenty-six great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 10 am at the Schmidt Family Funeral Home in Centerville, Iowa with Carol Immatteo-Code officiating. Burial to follow at the St. John's Cemetery near Livonia, Missouri. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 from 2 pm until 8 pm at the funeral home.

Memorials can be made to St. John's Cemetery near Livonia, Missouri and can be left at or mailed to the funeral home. The Schmidt Family Funeral Home of Centerville, Iowa is caring for the Hayes Large family at this time and condolences can be sent at: