Phyllis Ann Dilliner Postoak
”1942 - 2023”

    Phyllis Ann Dilliner Postoak

    Farewell My Friends
    It was beautiful As long as it lasted
    The journey of my life.
    I have no regrets Whatsoever said
    The pain I’ll leave behind.
    Those dear hearts Who love and care…
    And the strings pulling At the heart and soul…
    The strong arms That held me up
    When my own strength Let me down.
    At the turning of my life I came across
    Good friends, Friends who stood by me
    Even when time raced me by.
    Farewell, farewell My friends
    I smile and Bid you goodbye.
    No, shed no tears For I need them not
    All I need is your smile.
    If you feel sad Do think of me
    For that’s what I’ll like When you live in the hearts
    Of those you love Remember then You never die.
      Rabindranath Tagore

      Phyllis Ann Dilliner Postoak, age 81, of Jay, Oklahoma, passed away on Wednesday, August 9, 2023. Phyllis was born on March 31, 1942, to Riley and Gladys Brown Dilliner.
      She was the fifth of ten children. Education and history were also always important to Phyllis. As a child, she named a doll after President Dwight David Eisenhower. Phyllis graduated from Wyandotte High School in 1960, and she continued her education at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, earning her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Education and Psychology. After graduation she began her career as a teacher; education was key to Phyllis’s life. She married another teacher, Raymond Postoak. They lived in Jay and raised their three sons: James, Douglas, and Kirk.
      Phyllis’s brothers and sisters were a tight-knit group who as adults with families of their own often spent weekends and holidays together. She was also a beloved aunt to many nieces and nephews. Often “the aunts” were almost interchangeable as “moms” to all of the cousins. Weekends would sometimes be filled with playing Trivial Pursuit with Phyllis explaining to everyone why the answer was correct. She wanted education to be ongoing and always found time to explain everything to anyone who was curious. When a question was asked, Phyllis would often respond with a “unit” and always answered every question asked by every child honestly and completely. Phyllis fostered knowledge and encouraged a love of learning in everyone who met her.
      Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents Riley and Gladys Dilliner; brothers David, James, Dale, and Jerry Dilliner; sisters Monte Dilliner and Lois Dilliner Johnson; husband Raymond Postoak; and son James Postoak. Phyllis leaves behind sons Doug Postoak, wife Marcie and Kirk Postoak; grandson Hayes Postoak; sisters Julie Dilliner, Joyce and husband Duane Passeau, and Janice (husband Sam) Quick. She also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. We will all miss her and her love to always be teaching others.
      Phyllis’s Celebration of Life Memorial Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, 10:00 am, August 26, 2023, at Brown Cemetery, Wyandotte, Oklahoma. Burial will be at Brown Cemetery in Wyandotte, Oklahoma.
      Arrangements are entrusted to Lawson’s Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, 311 W. Gray St., Jay, OK 74346 with Shaunda J. Lawson, 3rd Generation Owner/Funeral Director & Staff.
      Resource: Lawson’s Funeral Homes

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