Laura Phillis

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SIDNEY — Laura J. Phillis, 88, of Sidney, Ohio, passed away at the Sidney Care Center in Sidney on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, at 4:30 a.m.

She was born on Sept. 4, 1928, in Miami County, Ohio the daughter of Roy E. and Elizabeth F. (Schaffer) Davis and they are deceased.

She is survived by two sisters and brothers-in-law, Carol "Susie" and Lacy Mayse, of Lockington, and Julia and Eldon Cost, of Sidney; four grandchildren, Melanie Hasty, Jodie Cassidy, Catrina Phillis and Brian (Misty) Phillis; five great-grandchildren, Trenton Hughes, Taylor Russell, Tarrynn Russell, Caleigh Ferree and Damion Phillis; one great-great grandchild, Emma Russell; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Also survived by her beloved dog, Wagner.

She was preceded in death by her husband Clifford J. Phillis, who she married on Dec. 18, 1946. He passed away in 2010. Also preceding her in death are two sons, Larry J. Phillis and Garry L. Phillis; five sisters, Clara Brewer, Mabel Pearson, Meriam Swob, Lois Yearsley and Nancy Davis-Ross and three brothers, Jack Davis, Ned Davis and Roy Davis Jr.

She was a graduate of Houston High School and had worked at Copeland Corp., Sidney, for 40 years as a floor inspector. She liked to can and freeze her garden vegetables and crochet. She was a member of the Lockington EUB Church.

Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, at 3 p.m. at Beechwood Cemetery, Lockington, Ohio, with lay pastor, Christine Mertz officiating.

Friends may call at Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, from 1 until 2:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wilson Hospice, 915 W. Michigan St., Sidney, OH 45365. Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home.

Condolences may be expressed to the Phillis family on Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home's website,

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502 S. Ohio Ave.
Sidney, OH 45365
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Published in Sidney Daily News from Jan. 22 to Jan. 23, 2017