Phyllis Arlene Amend of Larned, Kansas | 1948 – 2019 | Obituary

Larned  – Phyllis Arlene Amend, 71, passed away June 1, 2019 at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington, Kansas.  She was born January 6, 1948 in Dodge City, Kansas to Alfred William and Frieda Viola Halling Yust.

Phyllis was a lifetime resident of the area, living at Burdett, Kansas and moving with the family to Larned, Kansas in 1953 where she started school.  She graduated from Larned High School and attended a computer school in Wichita.

She worked as a nurse’s aide and at Cessna in Hutchinson, Kansas prior to working most of her life at Larned State Hospital as an administrative assistant, having worked in Data Processing, the Post Office and Laboratory.

She married William Harding on February 14, 1975, they later divorced.  On March 24, 2007 she married Donald Amend.

Phyllis was a faithful member to the Church of the Nazarene in Larned, Kansas where she taught Sunday school classes.  She greatly enjoyed the children.

After her retirement from Larned State Hospital, she and Don were able to do some traveling which she enjoyed.  She also greatly enjoyed her grandchildren and putting together jigsaw puzzles.

She was preceded in death by; her parents, a son, Matthew James Harding; a sister, Donna Thompson and brother-in-law, Melvin Bowlus. 

She is survived by; her husband, Donald Amend; a son, Jason (Sarah) Harding, Hutchinson, Kansas; sisters, Carol Bowlus and Virginia (Wayne) Brownlee, Larned, Kansas; brother, Wayne (Laura) Yust, North Branch, Minnesota; brother-in-law, Jim Thompson; step-daughter, Lori (Russell, Jr.) Sutton, Lyons, Kansas; step-son, Jody Amend, Shidler, Oklahoma; grandchildren: Ethan, Katelyn, Trenton, Dakota, Chase and Brandi; and great grandchildren: Katara and Damien, as well as numerous nieces and nephews and cousins.

Graveside service will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Larned Cemetery, Larned, Kansas with Rev. Daryl Riffel presiding.  Burial will be in Larned Cemetery, Larned, Kansas. 

Memorials may be given to Women’s Ministries, Larned Church of the Nazarene, in care of Beckwith Mortuary, P.O. Box 477, Larned, KS 67550.  Personal condolences may be left at

Graveside Service

Thursday, June 06, 2019
10:30 AM – 11:00 AMLarned Cemetery
1365 130th Ave. 
Larned, Kansas 67550