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Phyllis Ann Estep

February 13, 1949 — May 19, 2020

Phyllis Ann Curtis Estep, 71, of Johnson City, passed away on Tuesday, May 19, at her home.

She was a native of Washington County, a daughter of the late Raymond and Madge Chatman Curtis
Phyllis was a Hospital Operations Supervisor at the Johnson City Medical Center for over a decade, but she spent most of her life caring for her family as a stay-at-home mother. She loved to spend her time reading or listening to music, especially Motown. She was also a skilled cardplayer, winning several rook tournaments with her late husband.

In addition to her parents, Phyllis is preceded in death by: the love of her life and husband of over 40 years, Blaine Estep; brother, David Curtis; close cousin and friend, Bonnie Feely; and son-in-love, Joseph "Patches" Rhey.

Those left to celebrate her memory include: her children, Lauren Tanner and husband Mike, Amy Rupert and husband David; sisters, Lynda Yarber and Joan Back; grandchildren, Alex Tanner, Meredith Tanner, Zach Rupert, and Gabriel Rupert; as well as many more nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

A memorial service for Phyllis Estep will be held at 6:00 PM on Friday, May 22, 2020, at Morris-Baker Funeral Home with Pastor Mike Richards officiating. The chapel will be open at 5:30 PM. For those unable to attend, a livestream can be accessed on this page at the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Refuge for Women, 342 Waller Ave, Suite D, Lexington, KY 40504, or at

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Friday, May 22, 2020

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