Phyllis Prentice was born in Nov. 16, 1921 in Indianapolis, the only child of Fred W. Ropa and Margaret Phillips Ropa. She moved with her mother and stepfather Fountain Kimmel to New Albany in the 1930s. As a teenager she was chosen as the Strawberry Festival Queen and graduated from New Albany High School in 1939. She was married Dec. 20, 1941 to Dixon W. Prentice, who after serving in the Navy during World War II, was a lawyer in Jeffersonville. She raised their three children Penelope (Penny), Peter, and William (Bill) in Jeffersonville. In addition to being a loving wife and mother, Prentice was an avid painter and artist and member of the sorority Beta Sigma Phi. In 1970, when her husband was elected to the Indiana Supreme Court, they moved to Indianapolis. She also had a brief modeling career in Indianapolis. The couple moved to Tucson full time in 1999. She is survived by her daughter Penny Rauzi (Robert Rauzi) of Mt. Vernon, Ohio and Tucson; and son William Prentice (Fern Marks) of Tucson; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by son Peter Prentice and husband Dixon Prentice.