Phyllis Lorraine Ledford, 85 of Glenwood, IA entered into rest in Council Bluffs, IA on Nov. 6, 2014. She was born Sept. 20, 1929 in Council Bluffs, IA to Cloyce & Ruby (Ricks) Greer.
She was united in marriage to Joseph Souza and they were blessed with seven children. Joseph passed away suddenly in 1960 leaving Phyllis to raise their children. She was a dedicated and wonderful mother to each of them. Phyllis later married Richard Ledford who passed away in 1997. She was employed as an L.P.N. at Jennie Edmundson Hospital for several years. She then worked for 20 years at Offutt Air Force Base in the OBGYN unit, which she dearly loved. Phyllis was all about family and her faith. She enjoyed reading, playing bingo and watching television. Her family and friends will remember her kind and loving spirit.
Preceding Phyllis in death were her parents, husbands, Joseph Souza and Richard Ledford; son, Thomas E. Souza in 2001; siblings, Shirley Turner, Robert Greer and Richard Greer. Survivors include her children, Arthur Joseph Souza of Ft. Montgomery, NY; Michael A. Souza of Livingston, MT; Kathryn Mary Lowe; Patrick John Souza both of Glenwood, IA: Timothy R. Souza of Grimes, IA; Teresa Alice Souza of Glenwood, IA; 16 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; extended relatives and many friends.
Intement will be at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Kidney Foundation.
Visitation:Friday, November 7, 2014
Service:Monday, November 10, 2014
212 S. Locust St.