- The Washington Times - Friday, November 10, 2006

Phyllis Ann Stutzman Fletcher, a registered nurse, died Oct. 30 in Fort Washington of complications from leukemia. She was 80.

Born in the District, Mrs. Fletcher graduated from the St. Margaret’s School in Tappahanock, Va., in 1943, and earned her nursing degree from the Lucy Webb Hayes School of Nursing in 1948. She worked as a labor and delivery nurse at Sibley Memorial Hospital in the District for 10 years and at Alexandria Hospital for more than 25 years. She helped deliver thousands of children and worked exclusively on the night shift while raising her own children.

She enjoyed reading, writing, the study of theology and dancing. Mrs. Fletcher unselfishly served the community and her many dear friends her entire life, her son Carl Fletcher said. She was an active member of the Unity Church of Light and for more than 50 years was a member and Sunday school teacher at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Fort Washington.

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Survivors include three sons, Eric Fletcher and Robert Fletcher of Beech Creek, Pa., and Carl Fletcher of Indian Head; a sister, Diane Stutzman of Spokane, Wash.; and seven grandchildren. Her husband, Mitchell Hundley Fletcher, died in 1981.

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