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Doris M. Phillips of Sharon passed away peacefully at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, in her residence surrounded by her family. She was 88.
Mrs. Phillips was born March 3, 1929, in Sharon, a daughter of Charles and Jessie (Stoner) Phythyon. She was a lifelong area resident and 1947 graduate of Sharon High School.
A homemaker for many years, Doris also worked for the city of Sharon as deputy treasurer for 11 years, retiring in 1990. She previously worked in the same capacity for Sharon General Hospital from 1947 to 1954.
Doris was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Hermitage.
She was a lifetime member of the woman's auxiliary to both VFW Post 6404, Sharpsville and American Legion Post 299, Sharon.
Doris loved to play bingo. She also enjoyed playing golf and tennis, and in later years continued to follow the sports closely on television, particularly tennis.
Her husband of 58 years, Walter Phillips, whom she married June 28, 1953, passed away Aug. 10, 2011.
Surviving are: three daughters, Gayle Sablack and her husband Fred, Donna Phillips and her husband Frank Veccia, and Karen James and her husband Bill, and a son Walter Phillips and his wife Violet, all Sharon; a son-in-law, Fred Beil, The Villages, Fla.; six grandchildren, Brooke, Tighe, Kara, Kylee, Lynne and Becky; five great-grandchildren, Levi, Ricky, Jashe, Tyson and Teagan; and a lifelong friend, Violet Thomas.
In addition to her husband, Doris was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Patti Phillips Brannon Beil; a grandson, Keith L. Brannon; two sisters, Irma Puskar and Betty Phythyon; two brothers, William and Robert Phythyon; a niece and best friend, Betty Lou Hoagland; a niece, Beth Phythyon; and two nephews, James Puskar and Bruce Phythyon.

Doris M., 88, Sharon.
Calling hours: 4 to 7 p.m. Monday (8-14-17) in J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com
Service: 11 a.m. Tuesday (8-15-17) in the funeral home with Rev. Stacie Pitts, chaplain of Sharon Regional Hospice, officiating.
Interment: Oakwood Cemetery, Hermitage.
Published on August 12, 2017
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