Phyllis Macumber


Funeral services for 81-year old Phyllis Macumber are Thurs, June 23, 2022, at 2:00 PM at the Clinton United Methodist Church, Clinton, NE.

Burial will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery, south of Gordon.

Visitation is Wed, June 22, starting at 5 PM at Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home in Gordon, NE.

Phyllis Macumber was born Dec 29, 1940, and died June 15, 2022, at Pioneer Manor Nursing Home in Hay Springs, NE.

A memorial has established for the Rushville Volunteer Rescue Unit and donations may be sent in care of Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home, 

PO Box 366, Gordon, NE 69343.Online condolences may be left at

Phyllis Romaine (Sandoz) Macumber was born December 29, 1940, to Andrew and Dorothy (Hoos) Sandoz in Rushville, NE. She passed away June 15th, 2022, at Pioneer Nursing Home in Hay Springs.

Phyllis grew up on Pine Creek south of Rushville and attended rural school in Sheridan County. On October 18, 1957, she married Donald Macumber.  To this union 6 boys were born: Donald Jr, James, Gregory, Quentin, Marvin, and Douglas.

Donald and Phyllis began their married life in rural Sheridan County, moving then to Lander, Wyo. They returned to rural Sheridan County in 1961 and spent the remainder of their lives there.

During her life, Phyllis worked as a cook and bartender for hay crews on local ranches, the Covered Wagon, the Hacienda, and Lazy River – all while instilling her hard work ethic, amazing cooking skills, and her love for the outdoors on her children and grandchildren.

Phyllis had a great love for gardening, canning, cooking and taking care of all her beloved pets. (Which were too numerous to count) She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.

Having been blessed to share in her life are her sons Gregory Macumber, Gordon, NE; Quentin (Cindy Kearns) Macumber, Newton Falls, OH; Marvin Macumber, Rushville, NE, and Douglas (Mandy) Macumber, Redfield SD. 

Phyllis is also survived by four grandchildren: Kirk (Amanda) Macumber, Port Orchard, WA; Trevar Macumber, North Platte, NE; Niki (Evan) Harrison, Mitchell, SD; and Kristi (Mark Phillips) Macumber, Redfield, SD;  Seven great-grandchildren: Kiara, Kingston, Alorah and Kodin Macumber, Lexi Macumber, Colton Derrick, and Keegan Harrison; and two Nephews, Justin (Trish) Sandoz, and Marlin Sandoz.

Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents Andrew and Dorothy Sandoz, sons James and Donald Jr, Husband of 58 years Donald, and brother Marvin Sandoz.