Phyllis Marjorie Hering was born on July 28, 1940, on the island of Curacao. She was one of nine children. Her father was Mathias Hering and her mother was Rosa Bella Van Der Ree.
Curacao is a small island off of the coast of South American very near the resort island of Aruba. Phyllis worked in the accounting department of K.L.M. Airlines on her island. Phyllis was by nature, a meticulous record keeper. Very little took place in Phyllis' daily life that was not recorded somewhere on a piece of paper or in a notebook that was carefully ferreted away in her apartment. English was one of the five different languages that Phyllis fluently spoke and wrote.
Phyllis came to the United States in 1970, when she married Robert Cherry of Kingston, Mass. Phyliss and Bob built a lovely home in Chatham Upon Bob's retirement, they spent the next 10 years touring the United State in their camper.
After her beloved Robert passed away in 1998, Phyllis lived in Conway. Phyllis developed a circle of friends from her place of work, the many businesses that she frequented and from the people that she met in her daily routine.
Phyllis has massed a huge group of friends. During these past years, she worried about and helped them all whenever they were in a time of need. Phyllis is survived by two brothers, four sisters and several nieces and nephews.
Phyllis was generous to a fault and helped her family and friends through thick and thin.
Phyllis passed on Nov. 26, 2016, after a brief illness.
She will be missed.
May God bless and keep you safe.
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