Phyllis Jean Clodfelter, 81, of Roachdale passed away at her residence, Saturday afternoon. Mrs. Clodfelter was born March 15, 1933 at Shipshewana to George Dewey and Alma Kauffman Nelson.

She attended Goshen College, and then graduated from Purdue University as a registered dietitian.

On Sept. 4, 1955 she married Gene Clodfelter at Shipshewana and he survives.

She worked at Culver Hospital in Crawfordsville for 15 years and then as a consultant at Ben Hur and Williamsburg Nursing Homes in Crawfordsville, Asbury Towers in Greencastle, Rockville Correctional Facility and Putnamville Correctional Facility for 17 years. She also worked at various group homes and Putnam County Hospital.

Other survivors include four children Jeanna (Alan) Anglin of Roachdale, Doug (Joyce) Clodfelter of Brazil, Rita (Jay) Smith of West Lafayette, Chet (Leslie) Clodfelter of Roachdale; 11 grandchildren, Clint, Josie, Jed, Abe Anglin, Angela Satterfield, Holly Foster, Jeremy Staley, Kyle Wedemeyer, Luke Smith, Lance Clodfelter, Kayla Clodfelter, one great-grandchild, Jalen Satterfield; one sister, Carol Nelson; and nieces and nephews. Her parents and a sister Shirley Nelson Davis preceded her in death.

She enjoyed cooking and being with her family, gardening, reading and attending plays. She was very involved with her Church, and she and her husband hosted Church Camp at Clodfelter's Pond for nearly 50 years. She was also a member of the Home Economics Club in Russellville and Fincastle Canasta Club.

Funeral services will be held at the Russellville Community Church on Saturday at 10 a.m. Visitation will be on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the church. The Rev. Jim and Kathi Elliott will officiate and burial will be in Blakesburg Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at

Memorials may be made to the Russellville Community Church or Church Camp.