Phyllis J. Miller 1931-2024

YOUNGSTOWN — Phyllis J. Miller, 92, passed away Thursday morning, Feb. 8, 2024, at Heritage Manor.

Phyllis was born March 27, 1931, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Maxwell and Mattie Lewis Stevens.

A graduate of Boardman High School, Class of 1949, Phyllis worked as a secretary for John Calvin St. Paul United Church of Christ, and later for Heritage Presbyterian Church, from where she retired after 50-plus years of service. In addition to being the secretary of the church, Phyllis also served as elder, was a member of the Lydia Circle, a member of the Philathea Auxiliary and volunteered her time to the church bazaar, one year baking 30 pumpkin pies.

In addition to her love of church, Phyllis’ many pastime favorites included bingo, trips to the casinos with her friends, playing Chinese checkers, Scrabble, bobber fishing and camping with her family.

Phyllis was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She leaves a legacy of memories for her grandson, Ron, playing cards, kings in the corners, helping him hide-in-seek in the closet from his grandpa when he came home from work, burger time, hamburger gravy, and in later years, attending his college basketball games. She was extremely proud of Ron’s career in the United States Army and one of her happiest moments was being present at his marriage to Vianett. Later, when her great-grandchildren were born, there were the memorable visits to see great-grandma from Ohio.

Phyllis’ love for her family will carry on with those she left behind.

Her husband Clarence Miller, whom she married Feb. 4, 1955, passed away Feb. 21, 1997. She leaves her daughter, Jenny Lynn (Ronald) Yuhasz of Warner Robins, Georgia; son, David C. (Beverly) Miller of Ormond Beach, Florida; one grandson, Lt. Col. Ronald (Vianett) Yuhasz of Lawton, Oklahoma; three great-grandchildren, Diego, Isabella and Viviana Yuhasz; sister-in-law, Peggy Stevens of New Middletown; and niece, Colleen.

In addition to her parents and husband, Phyllis was preceded in death by her brother, Donald L. Stevens; and her niece, Kelly Sue.

Friends will be received 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Cunningham-Becker Funeral Home in Poland, and 1 to 1:45 p.m. Sunday at Heritage Presbyterian Church. A funeral service will follow at the church at 2 p.m., with Pastor Annie Parker officiating. Private interment will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Boardman.

Condolences may be sent at www.beckerobits.com.

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