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Rozanna (Phelps) Bryant, 91, died Saturday morning, February 2, 2013 at the Mt. Vernon Nursing & Rehab Center.


She was born on June 4, 1921 in Mt. Vernon, the daughter of Fred and Mary (Effinger) Phelps.


She married Wayne Bryant and he preceded her in death in 1983. 

Mrs. Bryant was a member of the Mt. Vernon First Christian Church. She had worked at the Shipyards in
Evansville during the war, and was later a caregiver to several local ladies. She belonged to the Silver Strider Walkers. She especially loved being with family. 

She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Rhonda Bryant of Mt. Vernon; one daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and Paul Cross of Mt. Vernon; seven grandchildren and their spouses, Kim and Dick Higgins, Jeff and Angie Cross, Stacy and Johnathan Spencer, Jason and Crystal Bryant, Jackie and Matt Burns, Rodney and Christy Thompson, and Shane and Crystal Thompson; sixteen great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren; and one sister, Carolyn Tinsley. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Wayne, two brothers, Bill Phelps and Fred Phelps, Jr.; five sisters, Lorene Reeves, Mary Catherine Garrett, Imogene Utley, Marjorie Turner, and most recently, Betty Lewis on January 25, 2013. 

Funeral services will be held at
10 a.m. on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at Stendeback Family Funeral Home, 1330 E. 4th Street, Mt. Vernon.


Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. on Monday, February 4, 2013 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Bellefontaine Cemetery.

The family wishes to thank Mt. Vernon Nursing and Rehab for their compassionate care and Goldie Jolley, for being a good friend and roommate.