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Phyllis Tengdin Werner, American editor, writer.


Werner, Phyllis Tengdin was born on December 20, 1923 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Elmer Theodore and Agnes (Minne) Tengdin.


Associate of Arts, Kansas City Junior College, 1943. Bachelor, University Oklahoma, 1945. Postgraduate, University Missouri.


Assistant production director Carter Advertising, Kansas City, Missouri, 1945. Reporter Daily Oklahoman, Oklahoma City, 1946—1948, Dispatch Newspapers, North Kansas City, Missouri, 1968—1969. Library Denver Post, 1948—1949.

Freelance writer, from 1948. Delegate Lutheran Church American Biennial Conventions, 1976, 1978, 1984. Editor Central States Lutheran, Kansas City, Missouri, from 1979, Missouri Kansas Synod Supplement Lutheran Magazine, from 1988.


Vice president, board governors Kansas City Philharm, social chairman, 1980—1982. Past vice chairman Cockefair Chair Humanities University Missouri, Kansas City. Past president Philharmonic Guild North.

Past member Kansas City Mayor's Commission Human Relations. Member commission Sister Cities. Member Lyric Opera Guild, Friends Art, North Kansas City Hospital Auxiliary.

Member, past vice president Clay-Platte County Medical Auxiliary, Missouri. Board directors Missouri Citizens Arts. Legislation liaison Kansas City Symphony Guild, Kansas Inter-faith Peace Alliance, Luths.

Justice and Peace; Member of National Conference of Christians and Jews (director), American Association of University Women (vice president), Ecumedia (vice chairman), History Kansas City Foundation, Women Communications Inc., World Association Christian Communicators, Central Exchange Club, Gamma Phi Beta.


Married Dean Franklin Werner, October 14, 1945. Children: Nancy Werner Bybel, Sallie Werner Wilson, Lynn Werner Driggers, Barbara Werner Douglas.

Elmer Theodore Tengdin

Agnes (Minne) Tengdin

Dean Franklin Werner

Nancy Werner Bybel Werner

Sallie Werner Wilson Werner

Lynn Werner Driggers Werner

Barbara Werner Douglas Werner