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Phyllis Jean Luken

Phyllis Jean Luken

Oct 17, 1941 - Mar 9, 2024

Phyllis Jean Luken - Obituary


eloved Mother and Grandmother, Phyllis Jean Luken (nee Myers), passed away peacefully on March 9, 2024 following a brief battle with an aggressive cancer. Phyllis was a bright light in the world, and a beautiful person inside and out. A military spouse who chose to stay home with her small band of school-aged children, she invested her time and energy into being a loving mother, super involved volunteer for school activities, church music ministry, and Girl Scout leader. She was an enthusiastic attendee for childrens’ sports, gymnastics, and dance activities, Phyllis then worked for Prince George’s County Schools for over 20 years at Oxon Hill High School, Green Valley Elementary School, and Fort Washington Forest Elementary School. Her smile, her kind and generous nature, her hand-written notes, and the way she made each person she met feel special were her most glorious gifts. Her memory will continue to bring joy and inspiration to all who were fortunate enough to know her, and she will be deeply missed. Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Paul Edward, as well as her son, Paul Christopher. She is survived by her daughter, Julie (Kevin) Aanestad, son, Todd (Jennifer) Luken, and daughter Amy (Alfred) Iannaccone, sister Sallie Carter, brother Bill Myers, grandchildren Paul (Amanda), Nathan, Aaron, Ava, Lillian, and Emma, as well as her first great-grandchild, Mason. Relatives and friends are invited to express their condolences to the family on Sunday, March 24, 2024, from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. at the KALAS FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, 6160 Oxon Hill Road, Oxon Hill, MD 20745. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on a date and time to be determined at the Old Post Chapel on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Fort Myer, Virginia with interment to follow in Arlington National Cemetery. Please arrive 45 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the service with government-issued ID and enter Ft. Myer via the Hatfield Gate (Main Gate, Open at all times): Washington Blvd. at S 2nd Street. Please leave a condolence for the family by signing the guestbook at the Memories tab on the left side of this page. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Capital Caring Hospice, an organization that made Phyllis' last few weeks incredibly comforting: https://capitalcaring-tributelights.funraise.org/.