Miller, Phyllis J.

Written by David Green.

Phyllis J. Miller, 63, of Fayette, Ohio, died Jan. 18, 2013, at Toledo Hospital following a battle with colon cancer.

She was born March 16, 1949, in Hudson, Mich., to the late Franklin and Betty (Schoonover) Grant. Phyllis married Howard Lee “Howie” Miller on April 24, 1970, in Fayette, and he preceded her in death Dec. 27, 2011.

Phyllis lived her early life in the Morenci area and was a graduate of Chesterfield High School. Phyllis was primarily a homemaker while she raised her young girls, but later was employed at Fayette Tubular Products and Plastech in Wauseon, Ohio, working until both factories closed. Her family remembers her enjoyment of playing cards, gambling, gardening and keeping tabs on her neighbors.

Phyllis is survived by two daughters, Jody Jennings of Fayette, and Shannon (and Lloyd) Salmons of Romulus, Mich.; a sister, Nancy (and Danny) Hammack of Adrian, Mich.; and three grandchildren, Austin, Lauren and Hailey.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Keith Grant.

Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at Eagle Funeral Home-Barrett Chapel in Fayette, with Pastor Kathy Currier officiating. Interment will follow at the Pleasant View Union Cemetery in Fayette. Visitation is scheduled from 4-8 p.m. Monday.

Memorial donations are suggested to the American Cancer Society or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

  • Front.rest
    TAKE A BREAK—Last Wednesday’s session of Stair District Library’s Summer Reading Program ended with a quiet period in a class presented by yoga instructor Melany Gladieux of Toledo. Children learned a variety of yoga poses in the main room at the library, then finished off the session relaxing. Additional photos are on page 7. Area children are invited to visit the library today when the Michigan Science Center presents a flight program at 11 a.m. and roller coasters at 1 p.m.
  • Front.batter
    THE DERBY—Tyler “Smallpox” Flakne of Minnesota’s Home Run League All-Stars goes for the fence Friday night during the National Wiffle League Association’s home run derby in Morenci. This year the wiffleball national tournament moved from Dublin, Ohio, to Morenci’s Wakefield Park. During the derby, competitors had two minutes to hit as many home runs as possible. The winner this year finished with 21. See page 6 and 7 for additional photos.
  • Front.green Screen
    OUT OF THIS WORLD—Elizabeth McFadden and Elise Christle pose in front of the green screen as VolunTeen Noah Gilson makes them appear as though they are standing on the Moon. More photos from the Stair District Library’s NASA @ My Library program are on page 12.
  • Front.snake
    Lannis Smith of the Leslie Science and Nature Center in Ann Arbor shows off a python last week at Stair District Library's Summer Reading Program.
  • Front.fireworks
    FIREWORKS erupt Saturday night over Morenci’s Wakefield Park during the waning hours of the Town and Country Festival. Additional festival photos are inside.
  • Pipeline Spread
    LINED UP—Lengths of pipe were put in place last week along the route of the Rover natural gas pipeline that will stretch from Defiance, Ohio, to Ontario, Canada. Topsoil was removed before the pipes were laid out. The 42-inch diameter pipeline is scheduled for completion in November.
  • Front.rock Study
    ROCKHOUNDS—From the left, Joseph McCullough, Sean Pagett and Jonathan McCullough peer through hand lenses to study rocks. The project is part of Morenci Elementary School’s summer camp that continues into August.

Weekly newspaper serving SE Michigan and NW Ohio - State Line Observer ©2006-2017