Phyllis was born June 21, 1925, to Raymond and Alta (Sleep) Chamberlain in Palmyra, Wisconsin. She lived most of her life in Whitewater, Wisconsin. She graduated as valedictorian from Whitewater High school in 1943. She then attended and graduated from Whitewater State Teacher’s College (now UW-Whitewater) in 1947.
Phyllis married William Masterson, her high school sweetheart, in 1947. Together, they spent 61 years together and had three children. For 23 years, she taught math at the junior high and high school in the Whitewater school district.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, American Legion Auxiliary, PEO Sisterhood and the Retired Teachers Association. Phyllis enjoyed music, reading, knitting, weaving, crosswords and loved her family dearly.
She is survived by her three children, Kim Masterson of Whitewater, Karla Goodman of Severna Park, MD, and Bruce (Debbie) Masterson of Whitewater; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She is predeceased in death by her husband, parents and daughter-in-law, Pam Schmitt-Masterson.
A memorial service will take place on Saturday, May 26, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 145 Prairie St, Whitewater, WI 53190. A visitation will be held on Saturday, May 26, 2018, from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at First United Methodist Church, Whitewater, WI. Her cremains will be interred at Hillside Cemetery.
Memorials can be made in her memory to Fairhaven Foundation, 435 W. Starin Rd., Whitewater, WI 53190.
The Nitardy Funeral Home, Whitewater, Wisconsin is assisting the family, www.nitarydfuneralhome.com