Phyllis Merriman was born Feb. 15, 1941, to Charles and Ota Hobbs Stanphill in Metalton, Ark.

She died May 5, 2022, in Rogers at the age of 81.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Darvel Stanphill.

She is survived by her husband, Lloyd Merriman of Berryville; a brother, Jimmy (Dewitt)  Stanphill of El Dorado, Kan.; two children, David Rowlett of Berryville and Lisa Rowlett Carlson and husband, Joel, of Witter, Ark.; five stepchildren, Lela Sooter Huffman and husband, Vernon, of Kingman, Ariz., Will Sooter, Wes and wife, Donna Sooter, Darrell and wife, Alicia Merriman, and JR (Lloyd) Merriman and wife, Connie, all of Berryville; and eight grandchildren.

Chapel services were held Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at Charles M. Nelson Memorial Chapel in Berryville.

Arrangements were under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service.