Phillis J. Lahmers
88, formerly of Hartville, Ohio, died peacefully on Feb. 21, 2013 at Traditions at Bristol Village in Waverly, Ohio. Born in Hartland, Michigan, on June 3, 1924, she was a graduate of Michigan State University and taught elementary and special education for 30 years, retiring from the Marlington School District near Hartville. She was a member of the sorority for educators, Delta Kappa Gamma since 1974. She was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution as well as First Families of Ohio. Friends will remember her many sewing projects and her devotion to family. Her husband of 65 years, William M. Lahmers, pre-deceased her in May, 2012.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law Anne and Eric Weil of Elizabeth City, N.C. and Betsy and Rex McFaddin of Dayton, Ohio; and son and daughter-in-law Tom and Jen Lahmers of Delmont, Pa. Six grandchildren and one great grandchild also survive her, Nathan Weil, Arian Adducchio, Gretchen Fisher, Tim Lahmers, Allison McFaddin, Abbie Lahmers, and James Ryan Fisher. Phil also leaves two sisters, Emajean Briston of Michigan and Joyce Beers of Florida, as well as numerous nieces and nephews, family and many friends.
The family will hold a private burial service for both Phillis and Bill in Ragersville, Ohio, during the summer. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. Cards may be sent to the family in care of Betsy McFaddin, 1657 Huffman Ave., Dayton, OH 45403. Arrangement are under the direction of the
Published in The Repository on Feb. 26, 2013