Phyllis File, 82

Phyllis L. File was born on September 11, 1938 on the family farm outside of Aurora, Kansas, the middle daughter to Felix and Adele Zimmer Forgue. She died early Thursday, April 15, 2021 at the Mitchell County Hospital in Beloit, Kansas, at the age of 82.
She grew up and attended country school, as well as Aurora High School, where she was named the Winter Sports Homecoming Queen, and graduated in 1956. Following graduation, she moved to Concordia, where she worked in the corporate office of Boogaarts for 10 years before getting moved to Beloit. While there, she ran the business machines and processed accounts for vendors, as well as the company payroll. She also enjoyed bowling on the Boogaarts Women's Team, which also won the League Championship.
In early 1965, she met Dickie File in Concordia at various clubs as they attended dances with friends. They were married on July 30, 1966 in Concordia. One son, Bruce, was born to this union.
They lived in Beloit for three years, and then in the Spring of 1970, moved into the File family farm house. Their family lived there until Dick's passing in 2012, and their son Bruce currently lives there.
Phyllis was a devoted wife and mother, and loved her family and family get-togethers. She always had a large vegetable garden in the summer, a flower garden, and strawberry patch. She did lots of canning in the summer and fall. During harvest, she always drove grain trucks, and cooked many meals for the harvest crews. Additionally, she cooked at the Sale Barn Café in Beloit for many years, as well as at the Beloit Elks Club. She also worked in the kitchen at the Youth Center of Beloit, where she retired after 20 years.
Dickie and Phyllis also enjoyed traveling in their spare time, as they took many trips to the western U.S., including the Rockies, Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, and the Black Hills. She also met Dickie in Washington, DC after his ride in the tractor-cade as part of the American Agriculture Movement in 1979.
In addition to her husband Dickie, she was preceded in death by her parents; sister, LeAnna and her husband Bob; and sister-in-law, Lois Krone.
Phyllis is survived by her son Bruce of Beloit; sister, Janice (Chuck) Nunn of Garden City; sisters-in-law, Pauline (Larry) Schlaefli of Hays and Irma (Steve) Davison of Washington state; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 10 AM Wednesday, April 21, at the St. John's Catholic Church. A rosary service will be at 9 AM Wednesday at the Church. Visitation will be from 1-7 PM with family present from 5-7 PM Tuesday, April 20 at the Roberts Family Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. John's Memorial Trust Fund or Resident Care Center.
Roberts Family Funeral Services, Beloit, is in charge of arrangements.
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