Phyllis Ielene (Goff) Tuggle

October 3, 1930 ~ April 11, 2022 (age 91)

Obituary Image


Phyllis Tuggle, a 91-year-old Trenton resident, passed away April 11th, 2022 at Wright Memorial Hospital.  Funeral services will be Thursday, April 14th at 2:00 pm at Resthaven Mortuary in Trenton with visitation 1-hour prior to the services.  Pastor Tim Smith will officiate.  Burial will follow at the Miriam Cemetery in Bethany, MO.


Phyllis Ielene Goff was born October 3, 1930, at the home of her parents, Elvis Guy Goff and Gladys Goldie (Adams) Goff on their farm outside of Grant City, MO.   She was the eldest of three children.  She attended rural grade schools and high school at Grant City.  She was married December 7, 1947, to James M. Benson of Hatfield, MO.  They moved back to her folks farm when her mother died in late 1948 to help care for her younger siblings until August 1950.  In March 1955 they moved to Bethany, MO.  Phyllis and Jim had two daughters, Janet Elaine born in January 1950 and Joyce Ann born in May 1952.  In 1957, Phyllis started working for the ASCS office in Bethany.  The family moved to Trenton in 1962 while Phyllis continued working in Bethany. 


In May 1976, Phyllis married Floyd David Tuggle of Ridgeway, MO and they bought a house in Bethany, where they lived for many years.  Phyllis retired from the ASCS office in October 1994.  Floyd died in October 1999.  In 2008, she moved to Trenton to be closer to her family.


Phyllis grew up in a family that made the church and the Lord the center of their lives.  She carried that core, her entire life.  She was a devout member of the First Christian Church in Trenton.


Phyllis always enjoyed spending time with family and friends.  She lined-danced regularly at the North 65 Center in Trenton, volunteered much of her time at the food pantry, thrift store and other community service venues until her health began to fail.


Preceding Phyllis in death were her parents, husband Floyd and her sister Glatha.  Survivors include her daughters, Janet Vaughn and Joyce Cutsinger of Trenton, her grandson Corie (Marcie) Cutsinger, her granddaughter Kristi Cutsinger, great-grandchildren Dakota and Madi Cutsinger, all of Trenton along with her brother Bob (Donna) Goff of Lake Tahoe, NV.  Other survivors include many nieces, nephews, and cousins.


In lieu of flowers, Phyllis requested donations be made to the Health Science Division at North Central Missouri College or the Miriam Cemetery in Bethany, MO.  They may be left or mailed to Slater Neal Funeral Home.  Online condolences may be left at .

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Phyllis Ielene (Goff) Tuggle, please visit our floral store.


April 14, 2022

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Resthaven Mortuary, Trenton

Funeral Service
April 14, 2022

2:00 PM
Resthaven Mortuary, Trenton

© 2022 Resthaven Mortuary. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility