Posted 8/7/23

Phyllis M. Kuiken, born December 8, 1933 in Wayne, NJ, passed away...

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Phyllis M. Kuiken, born December 8, 1933 in Wayne, NJ, passed away peacefully into eternal life on July 7, 2023. She joins (in her heavenly home) her loving husband of 69 years, Peter, whom she missed deeply since his passing in November 2020.

Phyllis is remembered by her family as a devoted wife and mother. She and her beloved spouse Peter retired in Glen Spey, NY where they led active lives traveling and visiting their children and grandchildren. Her hobbies included knitting, cooking, baking, and gathering her family for special occasions. She was actively involved and held office in two local senior citizens groups, Highland and Lumberland. An avid reader, she could always be found with a book in her hands whenever time allowed for that. She was also quick to give you your next reading recommendation. Phyllis is also remembered for having worked as the secretary in Pompton Reformed Church (Pompton Lakes, NJ) for many years prior to their move to NY. She moved to Monterey, TN in June to live near her daughter Lynn.

She taught her children Christianity, the Love of the Lord, and his undying love for us including the promise of everlasting life.

Surviving Family members include: Daughter Cheryl (Kuiken) DeBonte, her Husband Jeff, West Milford, NJ; Daughter Linda (Kuiken) Driscoll, her Husband Lee, Monterey, TN; Son Peter A. Kuiken, his Wife Tamara, Johnson City, TX; and Daughter Laurie (Kuiken) Byrnes, her Husband Charles, Magnolia, DE; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren; sister Eleanor Palmieri, Sparta, NJ; and multiple nieces and nephews.

A joint memorial service for Peter and Phyllis will be held at the Monterey United Methodist Church, Monterey, TN at a future date.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to: Hospice of Cumberland County, 30 East Adams Street, Crossville, TN 38555.

Arrangements and Care provided by D.M. Goff Funeral Home, Inc., 205 East Cleveland Avenue, Monterey, Tennessee 38574, Phone, 931.839.2311.

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