Phyllis Lee Hammerbacker (Hardy)

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

In loving memory of Phyllis Lee Hammerbacker (Hardy) born Jan. 11, 1927 in Eureka Springs. She died Jan. 19, 2009, in Issaquah, Wash. at the age of 82.

She is survived by a daughter, Janis L. Wiseman of Issaquah, Wash.; grandchildren Ray R. Wiseman, Yakima, Wash., P. Rene Perry, Issaquah, Wash. and H. Ruth Walls, Opelousas, La.; great-grandchildren Rebecca, Ethan and Jessica Wiseman, Nathan Allen, Brooke, Brittany and Zachary Walls and Alissa Artz and sister, Charlene Dawson of Oklahoma City, Okla.

She was preceded in death by her father, George Riley Hardy and her mother, Della May Hardy (Williams), her husband, Clyde Hammerbacker, her brother George P. Hardy and her sister Rita Wright.

Phyllis lived in Eureka Springs, worked in her family's restaurant "Hardy's Café," graduated high school and was a life-long member of the local Assembly of God church.

She went on to become an evangelist, ordained minister and appointed home missionary to the American Indians by the Assemblies of God. During 50 years of Christian ministry she did evangelism ministry, co-pastored and helped build American Indian churches in Red Rock, Okla., Tuba City and Bita Hochee, Ariz. and Wapato, Wash. She also was part of an evangelistic team that ministered in Peru and South Africa.