Mrs. Phyllis Ann Warda

Mrs. Phyllis Ann Warda

Mrs. Phyllis Ann Warda

Mrs. Phyllis Ann Warda
April 15, 1937- February 2, 2021

Phyllis A. Warda, age 83, passed away peacefully at her Florida home in her sleep on Tuesday, February 2, 2021.

She was born April 15, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Harold and Anne Durst. She graduated from Downer’s Grove High School in 1955. Immediately following high school Phyllis worked at the Sinclair Oil Company in downtown Chicago where she met her future husband, Edward B. Warda.

Phyllis was self-employed as an artist, designer, and interior decorator for 25 years where she pursued her passion for creativity and shared her talents with family and friends. Her artwork of family members, pets, cars, Disney characters, and outdoor scenes still hang lovingly in our homes. She enjoyed many years of golfing with her family and being part of women’s leagues always working to improve the game she loved so much.

Phyllis married her husband of 62 years on October 24, 1959 in Chicago, Illinois. In 1962 they moved to Lansing, Michigan and in 1970 they relocated to Stevensville, Michigan. In 1980 they returned to Illinois living in Hinsdale until 1998 when they split their time between Plainfield, Illinois (Carillon) and Bonita Springs, Florida.

Phyllis is survived by her loving husband, Edward B. Warda, and two sons, Edward B. Warda, II (Laura) of Elgin, Illinois and Todd M. Warda of Rockford, Illinois. Three granddaughters, Erika (Bryce) Lamberto of New Hartford, New York, Christina (Jared) Schumacher of Midland, Michigan, and Audrey Warda of Rockford, Illinois. She was blessed with four great grandchildren, Esley and Beau Lamberto, and Kinsley and Greyson Schumacher. She is also survived by her brother Peter Durst (Anne) of Wheaton, Illinois and cherished aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Harold and Anne Durst, brother Harold Durst, Jr, and sister Marilyn Jones.

Relatives and friends are welcome to share their memories and thoughts at the Naples Funeral Home website: A memorial service will be scheduled in the spring and a private burial for the immediate family will be held at a later date. In her memory contributions would be appreciated for Saint John’s Lutheran Church, 7214 S. Cass Ave., Darien, Illinois 60561, 630-969-7987.


Laurel Brand Caponigro

February 8, 2021, 1:57 am

So terribly sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to everyone in the family. She was loved by all and will be missed. I have wonderful memories of the fun times we had as youngsters. My thoughts are with you all.

anthony angio

February 9, 2021, 10:32 pm

So sorry for the family loss, Phyllis will be missed as my neighbor,she is in my prayers. Tony Angio

Nancy Coutu

February 10, 2021, 11:35 pm

Dear Ed and family,

Phyllis was a true Angel on earth and now she is an Angel eternally. She will watch over all of you as she always did here on earth.
She was a role model for all women. Strong but soft, wise but humble, successful and grateful. Always thriving. Always graceful. She never took anything for granted and worked to improve every day.
She was a great specimen of Dignity:)

Please accept our prayers for your healing.
Nancy C and the team at MMFG.

Ed and Laura Warda II

February 11, 2021, 12:29 am

Dear Mom, it’s hard to believe you are gone, but we know in our hearts you are in a better place. We are hoping that Junior, your Dad, Mom and Marilyn were waiting to welcome you to heaven. We know these last several years have been very challenging, but you never gave up or let it pull you down. Your strength, faith, and love of family kept you going till the end. Your beautiful smile that touched so many hearts over the years just kept getting brighter. Now that beautiful light lives on in your grand daughters, and great grand children. So we “love you to the moon and back”, and also “love you more!” Forever in our hearts Ed and Laura

Greg and Kristen Pengiel

February 12, 2021, 8:36 pm

We are so very sorry for your loss. We all loved Aunt Phyllis so much. My Mom truly cherished the times she could spend with her sister. It didn’t matter how far apart they were, they always had an unbreakable bond.

I remember when Aunt Phyllis lived in Hinsdale and I would talk to friends from there who knew her – They would immediately smile because she made such a wonderful impression on every single person she met.
You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Love – Greg and Kristen

Ken and Rebecca Thompson

February 13, 2021, 4:03 pm

Rebecca and I are sorry for your loss. Phyllis was a wonderful woman and always lit up the room she was in. It was always a treat to see her when we visited and she will be greatly missed. Our thoughts are with Ed Sr., Ed, Todd and the rest of the Warda family.

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