Phyllis Bodey

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ST. PARIS — Phyllis R. (Hoewischer) Bodey of Saint Paris, Ohio, passed away at 11:15 p.m. on Saturday, March 5, 2016, in the Miami County Hospice Unit, Troy, Ohio. Born on March 6, 1935, in Sidney, Ohio, Phyllis was a daughter of the late Walter G. and Ruth (Hall) Hoewischer. She married Melvin Bodey on Sept. 20, 1953, and he preceded her on Sept. 2, 2015.

She is survived by four sons and their spouses: Michael and Karen Bodey of Mutual; Phillip and Mary Bodey of Woodville; Richard and Gloria Bodey, and Roger Bodey all of Saint Paris. She was a proud grandmother of six grandchildren: Elaine (Clay) Halterman of Urbana; Brent (Jillan) Bodey of Wayne; Monica (Nathan) Kaffenbarger of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Gina (Jermaine) Holliday of Springfield; Shannon Bodey of Saint Paris; Mikayla Bodey of Saint Paris; three great grandchildren: Ainslee, Wyatt, Aubree, one on the way, and a step great granddaughter, Jai'lynn Holliday. In addition to her parents a brother Merlin Hoewischer and a sister, Lavera Heaston, preceded her in death.

Phyllis was a 1953 graduate of Concord High School and a member of the St. Paris United Methodist Church. She served her community on the Champaign County Extension Advisory Board, and the election board as a poll worker.. She enjoyed Homemakers Club, Farm Bureau Women, and her card club. Phyllis was particularly fond of draft horses. She was formerly employed by P.K. Lumber Saint Paris, but spent most of her time as a homemaker and a farm wife.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, at 2 p.m. in the Atkins-Shively Funeral Home, 216 S. Springfield St., Saint Paris, with Reverend Dave Kepple of the St. Paris United Methodist Church presiding. Burial will follow in Spring Grove Cemetery, N. Heck Hill Road, Saint Paris. Visitation will be held in the funeral home from noon until the time of the services at 2 p.m. on Wednesday.

Donations in memory of Phyllis may be made to Christiansburg Fire Company, P.O. Box 300, Christiansburg, Ohio, 45389, Saint Paris United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 564, Saint Paris, Ohio, 43072, or to Champaign County 4-H Committee, 1512 S. U.S. 68, Suite B100, Urbana, Ohio, 43078.

Condolences to the family may be sent to

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Atkins-Shively Funeral Home
216 South Springfield Street
St Paris, OH 43072
(937) 663-4193
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Published in Sidney Daily News from Mar. 6 to Mar. 7, 2016