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Phyllis Elaine Bagley

March 8, 1948 — November 13, 2023



Phyllis Elaine Bagley, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, passed away on November 13, 2023, at the age of 83 in Independence, Missouri. She was born on March 8, 1940, in Ridgeway, Missouri, to the late Archie and Helen Billups. 


Phyllis lived a life dedicated to caring for others. As a homemaker for many years, she lovingly nurtured her children until they were older. Afterward, she found fulfillment working as a cafeteria assistant at Tri City Christian School. Phyllis's commitment to serving others extended far beyond her career – it was a fundamental part of her character. Her charitable nature seemed to permeate every aspect of her life. 


Known for her kindness and generosity of spirit, Phyllis touched the lives of countless individuals. Her family was at the center of her heart, and she cherished every moment spent with them. It was through her selfless acts that Phyllis exemplified what it meant to be charitable. She gave without reservation and went above and beyond to meet the needs of those around her. 


In her free time, Phyllis pursued hobbies that allowed her to continue serving others. Scrapbooking became an opportunity for her to preserve cherished memories and share them with loved ones. She created heartfelt videos filled with pictures that celebrated the experiences they shared together.  


Among Phyllis's proudest accomplishments was her involvement with Cancer Action. Phyllis would engage in crocheting projects for the organization even when she couldn't physically be present there. Countless cancer patients are the grateful recipients of her handcrafted slippers and hats. Her tireless efforts in the fight against cancer earned her various awards and recognition. News outlets even featured her exceptional giving nature and the significant work she did with the organization. 


Phyllis's dedication extended beyond her immediate circle as well. She volunteered for many years at her church and served as a den mother for scouts. However, it was through fostering that she made an immense impact on young lives in need of love and stability. 


Phyllis will be reunited in eternity with her loving husband, Wilbur Bagley, and her son Jon Bagley who preceded her in death. She is survived by her adoring children: Cindy Bagley, Lenny Bagley and his wife Angie, and Wesley Bagley. Phyllis's legacy of love will live on through her cherished grandchildren: Zoey Walburn and her husband Micheal, Samuel Nichols and his girlfriend Morgan Caldwell, and Logan Bagley.  


The life of Phyllis Elaine Bagley will be celebrated with a visitation on November 17, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Carson-Speaks Chapel in Independence, Missouri. A graveside service will take place at Mt. Washington Cemetery guest may meet there at 12:30 PM. The address for Carson-Speaks Chapel is 1501 W Lexington Ave, Independence, MO 64052, and the address for Mt. Washington Cemetery is 614 S Brookside Ave, Independence, MO 64053. 


Phyllis reminded us of the power of kindness and selflessness. Her spirit of charity has left an indelible mark on all who had the privilege of knowing her. As we mourn the loss of this extraordinary woman, let us also celebrate a life well-lived and dedicate ourselves to continuing her legacy of love and service to others. 


In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family would prefer donations to Cancer Action or any charitable cause close to your heart—one that resonates with honor for Phyllis' compassionate nature. May she rest in peace knowing that she made a difference in this world through her unwavering acts of kindness. 

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Service Schedule

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Friday, November 17, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

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Graveside Service

Friday, November 17, 2023

12:30 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

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