Phyllis Ruth (Ply) McLean, age 71, of Pyatt, Arkansas passed away Sunday February 11, 2018 at her home.
Mrs. McLean was born August 19, 1946 in Harrison, Arkansas to the late Orel and Ruby Irene (Jones) Ply. She enjoyed fishing with her husband, Ron McLean, as well as attending Snow Full Gospel Church for worship and Bible study. She also enjoyed her time teaching Sunday school in the preschool room. In her spare time she would spend time in the garden growing fresh vegetables for canning and sharing with friends and family. She made her own fishing lures to use on fishing trips, and began selling them to local fishers later. Her love for cooking with her husband for her family, especially the grandkids when they came to visit, made for some wonderful family dinners and get-togethers.
She is survived by her husband Ronald Dean McLean of the home; her five children: Rhonda Copeland (Chuck) of Eros, Arkansas; Rodney Lee Keys (Karen) of Harrison, Arkansas; Harold Franklin Ragan (Marian) of Harrison, Arkansas; Aleta Mae McDermott (Richard) of Harrison, Arkansas; and Mary Renee Ragan (Levi Dabney) of Flippin, Arkansas; Ronald's children and their families: Brad McLean (Shelley) of Harrison, Arkansas; Holly Hudson (Kelvin) of Flippin, Arkansas; along with 17 grandchildren: Jennifer Keys, Jacob Keys, Veda Remington, Aya Crews, Johanna Ragan, Dequan Ragan, Keona Ragan, Corbin Ragan, Shelly Ragan, Brandy Pearson, Wade Copeland, Kyle McDermott, Landon McDermott, Isaac McDermott, Hayley Renee Montgomery, Hayden Dean Montgomery, Clayton Dabney; and 6 great-grandchildren: Alexis Pearson, Makenzie Pearson, Clayton Chambers, Gunner Remington, Gracelyn Crews, Wyatt Ragan; two brothers: Monty Wayne Ply and Troy Ply both of Pyatt, Arkansas; four sisters: Brenda Jo Lewis, Linda Goss, both of Yakima, Washington; Darlene Hanstedt of Buford, Georgia; Jackie Ply of Yakima, Washington.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her brother J.D. Ply.
Visitation for Mrs. McLean will be Wednesday, February 14, 2018 from 11:00 am until Noon at the Pyatt Community Building in Pyatt, Arkansas.
Funeral service will be 12:00 noon Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at the Pyatt Community Building in Pyatt, Arkansas with Bro Brent Fisk officiating.
Interment will follow at Patton Cemetery near Pyatt, Arkansas.
Pallbearers will be Mark Fisk, Chuck Copeland, Wade Copeland, Richard McDermott, Jacob Keys, Dequan Ragan, and Levi Dabney.
Honorary pallbearers will be Kenneth Hancock, Jamey Henson, Mike Burcham, Dylan McLean, and Trevan Hudson.
There will be a family fellowship immediately following the graveside service at the Pyatt Community Building.
Memorials may be made to Snow Full Gospel Church, PO Box 224, Pyatt, AR 72672