Phyllis E. "Cookie" Lightner

Phyllis E. "Cookie" (Workman) Lightner, 71, of New Concord, Ohio, passed away Sunday, January 6, 2013 in Cambridge, Ohio. She was born on June 20, 1941 in Cadiz, Ohio to William A. and Nellie I. (Dudley) Workman and had lived in the Wadsworth area for most of her life. She married Albert B. Lightner; who passed away previously. She worked for the Ohio Match Co., and well as a home health aide in the Wadsworth area for many years. She was a former member of Wadsworth Eagles and Moose Clubs.

She is survived by children, Christine (John) Bricker of Wooster, Sherrie-Eby (Paul) Saling of New Concord, Ohio and David Sherrill and fiancee' (Lorie Case) of Wooster; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; a brother, Fred T. (Jean) Workman of Creston,Ohio. She was preceded in death by her brothers, "Shorty" and "Dutch" Workman.

Service will be Thursday, 1 p.m. at the Custer-Glenn Funeral Home, 2284 Benden Dr., Wooster. A private family interment will take place at a later time at Woodlawn Cemetery in Wadsworth. Visitation will be Wednesday (TODAY), 4 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made, in lieu of flowers, to either: Alheimer's Association, 3695B Boardman-Canfield Rd., Suite 301, Canfield, Ohio 44406 or Hospice of Guernsey County, Inc., P.O. Box 1165 Cambridge, Ohio 43725. Words of condolence may be shared with the family at: www.custerglenn.com.


Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Jan. 9, 2013