Phyllis Maxine Koontz, 79, of Kenna passed away Thursday, May 21, 2020 at CAMC Hospice following an extended illness.

She was born March 13, 1941 at Kenna a daughter of the late Maynard E. and Ada B. Harrison Carney. Phyllis was a member of the Goldtown Community Church and was also an active member in the church choir. She also had a love for reading, sewing, gospel music and planting flowers. 

She is survived by her sons Gregory Koontz (Paula) and Travis Koontz; brother Dale Carney (Jane); sisters Joan Beane and Sharon Carney; grandchildren Levi Koontz (Danielle), Luke Koontz, and Evan Koontz (Kassie). She is also survived by great grandchildren Katelyn,Brenna, Braylinn, T.L., John Luke, McKynzie and Jaxx

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her former husband OJ Koontz, a daughter, Angela Sue Koontz and sister Ruth Ann Carney

A funeral service to celebrate Phyllis’s life will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, May 23rd at Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley with Rev. Al Mendez and Pastor Aaron Jones officiating. Visitiation will be held from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Carney Cemetery, Kenna. Online memories and condolences can be sent to the family by visiting