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Phyllis DiRuzza

Phyllis Ann DiRuzza (McClung)

Friday, October 4, 1946 - Wednesday, September 25, 2019
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Obituary

Phyllis Ann DiRuzza, 72 of Alexandria died unexpectedly Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 in Community Hospital after a sudden illness.

Phyllis was born in Portland, IN on Oct. 4, 1946 and was the daughter of Merle and Jess (Clear) McClung. On Jan. 21, 1968 she married Michael DiRuzza who survives.

For over 50 years she was the co-owner with her husband and parents of the Alexandria Bakery. She retired from the bakery in 2001.

She was a member of the Church of St. Mary’s, a 50 year member of Kappa Delta Phi Sorority.. Phyllis always enjoyed spending time with her family, working crossword puzzles and was avid Indianapolis Colts fan.

Left to carry on her legacy of love, are husband, Michael, sons, Brad (Jenny) DiRuzza, Andy (Nichole) DiRuzza, her daughter, Lee Ann Jordan and sister, Sally (Dan) Sandefur-Hill. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Noah DiRuzza, Oliva DiRuzza, Eli DiRuzza, Ella DiRuzza, Jack Jordan and Cooper Jordan.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Merle and Jess McClung.

A service to celebrate Phyllis’s life will be held on Monday, Sept. 30, 2019 at 11:00 am in Whetsel Funeral Service, 1503 S Park Ave., Alexandria with Fr. Dan Duff as Celebrant. Burial will follow in the IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A Rosary Service will be held on Sunday at 5:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Alexandria Firefighters Local # 1649 Flower Fund, 212 S Harrison St., Alexandria, IN 46001.

Whetsel Funeral Service is honored to care Phyllis and the DiRuzza family.

For additional obituary information and online condolences visit: www.whetselfuneralservice.com.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, September 29, 2019 | 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    When
    Sunday, September 29, 2019 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    Location
    Whetsel Funeral Service
    Address
    1503 S Park Ave
    ALEXANDRIA, IN 46001
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Second Visitation

    Monday, September 30, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Monday, September 30, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    Whetsel Funeral Service
    Address
    1503 S Park Ave
    ALEXANDRIA, IN 46001
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Rosary Service

    Sunday, September 29, 2019 | 5:30pm
    When
    Sunday, September 29, 2019 5:30pm
    Location
    Whetsel Funeral Service
    Address
    1503 S Park Ave
    ALEXANDRIA, IN 46001
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Monday, September 30, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Monday, September 30, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Whetsel Funeral Service
    Address
    1503 S Park Ave
    ALEXANDRIA, IN 46001
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Father Dan Duff
  • Interment

    Monday, September 30, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Monday, September 30, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    IOOF Cemetery
    Address
    S Park Ave
    ALEXANDRIA, IN 46001
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Marianne Marshall

Posted at 09:36am
Mike & family -- Sending my warmest condolences to you at the sad loss of Phyllis. Although I haven't seen you all in many years, I will always have fond memories of living next door to our dear friends Mac & Jess, seeing you all there and at the Bakery, and watching Brad, Andy & Leanne grow up. You were all very thoughtful to us through the years and we will never forget your kindness. God's grace and peace to you all now and always.
Love & prayers,
Marianne Perry Marshall (daughter of Cliff & Doris Perry)
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Betty Jo Wilson Jones

Posted at 12:58pm
Love and sympathy to all the family. She was a pillar of love and good memories in Alexandria. Betty Jo Wilson Jones
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Love, Elaine, Cathy, Mike, Chris, Robin and kids.

Posted at 09:02am
We pray the love of God enfolds you during your journey through grief. Our thoughts and prayers are with you today and always.
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Posted at 08:18am
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Tom & Debi (Bell) Banta

Posted at 09:13pm
Sally & Mike I have so many memories-all so wonderful - Phyllis, the little red Corvair,the cabin, the bakery,Mom &Dad. Love,
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