Phyllis Jean Brandt, age 65, Fairfax, Missouri, died Thursday, August 19, 2021, at Community Hospital-Fairfax.

Phyllis was born July 28. 1956, in Fairfax, the daughter of Francis Eugene and Patsy Ann (Monroe) Brandt.

She was a graduate of Fairfax High School class of 1974.

Phyllis was united in marriage to Don Ray Taylor August 9, 1975. They later divorced. In April of 1980 she was married to Dennis Raymond Collins. They later divorced.

As a born-again believer Phyllis attended the First Christian Church in Mound City. She loved her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She always found a way to witness to her family and many others, hoping that all would come to know Jesus as their Savior.

Phyllis loved to cook and bake. She was always sharing her goodies with her neighbors and others. She also enjoyed fishing with relatives, especially her fishing competitions with her nephew, Mason. More than anything, Phyllis loved to sew. Many of her friends and family benefited from her wonderful sewing ability.

Phyllis worked many jobs during her lifetime. Her favorite job was being a mom to her kids and babysitting her great-nieces and great-nephews. Her grandkids brought her so much joy and she loved attending all of their activities.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Phyllis leaves as her survivors: children, Tabitha (Robert) Foote, Mound City, Missouri, Dustin Collins, Fairfax, Duane (AK) Collins, Wahoo, Nebraska, Dawn Collins (Brian Moseley), Sidney, Iowa, Dylon (Carly) Faller, Oceanside, California; mother, Pat Brandt, Fairfax; brother, Donnie (Brenda) Brandt, Fairfax; sister Nancy (Mike) Harrington, Fairfax; seven grandchildren, Quentin, Addison, Heaven, Grace, Ashlee, Caylee, and Adlee; nieces, nephews; and a host of other friends and loved ones.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 24, 2021, at the First Christian Church, Mound City. Burial will be in the IOOF Cemetery, Craig, Missouri. Memorials may be given to the charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Schooler Funeral Home, Fairfax/Craig. Phyllis’s service will be lived streamed on the First Christian Church, Mound City, Facebook page.