Phyllis Mae Strayer

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YORK Phyllis Mae (Neff) Strayer, born in York on June 18, 1930, passed away peacefully from this earth at the age of 84 on August 21, 2014, to enter the gates of Heaven. Phyllis passed away at Misericordia Nursing and Rehabilitation Center following a short illness. Phyllis was a loving and supportive wife and was preceded in death by her husband, Jacob E. Strayer. Family was important to Phyllis. She was preceded in death by her parents, Florence M. Stagemeyer and Charles H. Neff, Sr. and was the youngest of three siblings. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Charles H. Neff, Jr. and George E. Neff; stepfather Wilson Snelbaker; and stepsisters, Leola Lentz, Gail Myer, Fern Hamberger and Candice Bullick. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Betty Neff and stepsisters, Kay Ann Renoll and Flo Parlett. Phyllis was a nurturing mother and grandmother. She is survived by her three daughters, Cheryl A. Fritz and her husband Mike of Hanover, Debra M. Aldrich and her husband Frederick of Mt. Wolf, and Judy L. Strayer of Mechanicsburg and her son Jeffrey E. Strayer and his wife Ellen of York. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Alicia M. Aldrich, Rachel E. Huss and Nathan R. Aldrich; several nieces and nephews and close friends. Phyllis was a graduate of William Penn Senior High School Class of 1948. She enjoyed monthly lunches with her classmates and played cards with them. Phyllis was a child of God and life member of Otterbein United Methodist Church of York. Phyllis served as a Sunday school teacher, chaired several committees, counted money and was a member of the handbell choir. Phyllis also enjoyed playing the piano. Phyllis attended Prime Timer gatherings, where she was famous for her homemade fudge. Phyllis also honored God by serving others. She was a former Gray Lady with the American Red Cross at Memorial Hospital and Girl Scout leader. She participated in many activities with her friends including playing cards, going to plays and concerts. She enjoyed camping with her family with the Ramblin' Sams Club and playing the organ. Phyllis was a dear master to several faithful dogs throughout her life. Phyllis is a retired employee of Weis Markets and is a former owner of Orange Julius, and CMP and more. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, August 25, 2014 at the Etzweiler Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 1111 E. Market St., York, PA 17403. A viewing will be held from 9:30 a.m. till the time of the service at the funeral home. The Rev. Dr. Paul E. Stambach and the Rev. Craig A. Newton will officiate. Burial will be in Susquehanna Memorial Gardens The family is requesting memorial contributions be made in her name to the York Chapter of the American Red Cross, 724 S. George St., York, PA 17401; or to Misericordia Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Building Fund, 998 S. Russell St., York, PA 17402. www.etzweilerfuneralhome.com
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Etzweiler Funeral Home
1111 East Market Street York, PA
(717) 843-0216
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Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Aug. 22, 2014
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