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Phyllis Smith

A Memorial Gathering will be held Sunday, December 18th from 2 to 8 pm at the Lyons VFW Hall, 122, W. Morenci St. in Lyons

Phyllis Smith, 66, of Lyons, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 8th 2016, after her battle with cancer. In her final days she was surrounded by family and friends.

Phyllis was born on January 5th 1950 in Wauseon, Ohio to Keith and Freida Shulters. Phyllis married her true love, Bill, on August 19, 1967 and they spent 49 special years together.

She brought joy to her work and will be remembered by co-workers from Parker-Hannifin and Gentner Trucking Company. Most recently she enjoyed giving back to the community through her work at the United Way. Phyllis was thrilled to retire in December of 2015. Her life here was not long enough, but the people who knew her cherished the moments they shared. Phyllis brought joy and happiness to everyone who knew her. Her smile and sense of humor will be greatly missed.

She was the center of her family and was always eager to plan holidays. Phyllis treasured holiday traditions like baking Christmas cookies and serving everyone eggnog. Phyllis also loved to cook for her family and to cheer on Ohio State. She made her grandkids, nieces, and nephews feel special with her sweet “to go” bags. Family came first in Phyllis’ life and her love will live with them forever.

She is survived by her husband, Bill; sons, Mark Smith (Maria) and Casey (Jessica) Smith; grandchildren Andrew, Jessica Smith (Linda), Claire, Wyatt Smith; mother, Freida Shulters; sisters, Sharon Smith, Linda (Ron) Reckner, Patricia Blanchard, Julie (Larry) Miller, Doris Kreighbaum, and many other family and friends; especially, Barb, Diane, Karen, Linda and Brenda.

She was preceded in death by her father, Keith Shulters; brother, Stephen Shulters; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Robert and Louise Smith, and sister-in-law, Cindy Valentine.

Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, December 18th from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Lyons VFW Hall, 122 W. Morenci St., Lyons, OH 43533.

Memorial contributions may be made to the

Phyllis Smith Fund

, c/o the grandchildren's college education fund.

Residence: Lyons, Ohio

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So sorry for your loss. Phyllis was such a fun person to be around. She will really be missed.

Joan Johnson ( Galbraith) Dec 15 2016 12:00 AM

Bill so sorry for your loss. Words cannot express the sorrow we feel. God Bless you and comfort you. You & your boys are in our prayers.

Paul & Pamela Mann Dec 12 2016 12:00 AM

Phil left us way too soon. Cherish the memories. She will be missed everyday.

Kathy Damiano Dec 9 2016 12:00 AM

Not a day goes by that I don't think of my favorite cousin ,, who was a sister to me ,, Loving memories !!!

Deborah M. Sallows (Shulters) Dec 8 2016 12:00 AM

Phyllis was a true treasure. She will be missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

The Burgermeister Family Dec 8 2016 12:00 AM

To All. So Sorry for your loss. Phyllis was always a joy to talk with. May the fun memories help you at this most difficult time. .With Sincere Heartfelt Sympathy.

John and Shelley MIller Nov 11 2016 12:00 AM

I knew Phyllis when I was working at parker filter. so sorry to hear of her passing. she was a nice person and will be missed

nadine ward Nov 11 2016 12:00 AM

I'll be in Florida but my prayers are with the Smith and Shulters families for their loss. Phyllis was a beautiful person who will be greatly missed.

Robert Tripp Nov 10 2016 12:00 AM

Bill, we are so sorry for your lose, I didn't know Phyllis very well, but thought a lot of her, you and your extended family are in our thoughts and prayer, and may God help you through this and always, one day, you will be with her, as we all will be with loved one's gone before. God Bless you, In Christian Love, Dale & Ruth

Dale & Ruth Hallett Nov 10 2016 12:00 AM

May you find peace on the other side of sorrow, May you find comfort on the other side of loss, And may you find in this sad farewell, That love lives on in the memories of the heart. My deepest condolences to your Bill and your sons.

Lynda Stevenson Nov 10 2016 12:00 AM