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Phyllis (Morrison) Drewyer

February 11, 1929 ~ October 3, 2023 (age 94) 94 Years Old
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Phyllis Drewyer Obituary

Phyllis Drewyer, 94 of Crosby, MN. passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2023 at Heartwood in Crosby.  She was born February 11, 1929 in Norwood, PA. to William C. and Marie E. (Haines) Morrison.  She grew up in Ridley Park, PA. and graduated from Ridley Park High School in 1947.  She attended West Chester State Teachers College, graduating in 1951 and eventually earning a Masters Degree.  Phyllis was married to William Richard Pelleu on June 20, 1953.  W. Richard passed away in 1966.  Phyllis married Dr. Darwin R. Drewyer, Jr. on May 26, 1973.  Dr. Drewyer, Jr. passed away in 2006.  She taught 2 years at East Donegal Township High School in Maytown, PA. and 29 years at Bethesda Chevy Chase High School in Bethesda, MD.  She played, coached and officiated women’s field hockey for many years and was president of  Washington Field Hockey Association for 2 years.  She was selected to play on the U.S. Field Hockey 2nd Team in 1955.  She traveled to all 50 United States and much of the rest of the world.  She retired to her beloved Duck, NC. and moved to Crosby, MN. in 2016.  She loved animals, enjoyed sports, reading, jigsaw puzzles, playing cards and other games.  She was an amazing, strong, kind woman who will be greatly missed.

She was preceded in death by her parents: William and Marie Morrison;

Spouses: W. Richard Pelleu and Darwin Drewyer, Jr.;

Brother William C. Morrison, Jr.;

Grandson Darwin R. Drewyer, IV. 

Phyllis is survived by children: Darwin R. Drewyer, III (Kay) of Lake Frederick, VA.

Dennis Drewyer (Cheryl) of Foley, AL.

Dean Drewyer (Paula) of Leesburg, VA.

Dale Sullivan (Michael) of LaPlata, MD.

Linda Antil of Aitkin, MN.

Douglas Drewyer (Elaine) of Ellicott City, MD.

David Drewyer (Josie) of Churchton, MD.

Dana Werner (Patrick) of Burtonsville, MN.

Doree Lynn Miles (Tim) of Frederick, MD.;

Sister: Patricia Nesley of Baxter, MN.;

Many special grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends who mourn her passing.

Phyllis requested no public services.  Memorials are preferred to: Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County (  Arrangements are with Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Aitkin.  Go to to leave a message of condolence.

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