Phyllis Irene Winkler

November 26, 1935 - March 23, 2021
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Phyllis Irene Winkler, 85, of New Philadelphia, passed away Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at her home following a period of declining health.

A daughter of the late Alexander “Ike” and Mayme Lou (Beard) Ritenour, Phyllis was born November 26, 1935 at New Philadelphia, Ohio.

Phyllis was a 1953 graduate of Midvale Hi…

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Phyllis Irene Winkler, 85, of New Philadelphia, passed away Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at her home following a period of declining health.

A daughter of the late Alexander “Ike” and Mayme Lou (Beard) Ritenour, Phyllis was born November 26, 1935 at New Philadelphia, Ohio.

Phyllis was a 1953 graduate of Midvale High School and was retired from Country Club Retirement Center. Following retirement, she served as a Foster Grandmother for the New Philadelphia City School District as well as for Dover Headstart.

In her spare time, Phyllis enjoyed coloring, watching westerns, listening to country music and Elvis on her radio, playing board games and spending time with her family and pet cat.

She is survived by her son, Michael (Sue) Winkler; granddaughters, Amanda Wright and Angela Arnett along with several other grandchildren; a great-granddaughter who was also her caregiver and best friend, Alyssa (Christopher) Mull and several other great-grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter; her siblings, Evelyn Shutt, Shirley Winkler and Donald Ritenour; several nieces and nephews and her longtime companion, her pet cat, Sally Ann.

Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, David Winkler; her children, David Winkler, Cheryl Wright, Daniel Winkler and Jeffery Winkler; a sister, Donna Androsky and a brother, Joseph Ritenour.

Visitation will be held on Friday, March 26, 2021 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Geib Funeral Center, 5600 N. Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH 44663. A funeral service celebrating Phyllis’ life will take place on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Lisa Elliot officiating. In keeping with her wishes, cremation will follow the services.

Contributions may be made in Phyllis’ memory to Dementia Society of America, P.O. Box 600, Doylestown, PA 18901.

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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, March 26, 2021

Time: 4:00 pm

End Time: 7:00 pm

Geib Funeral Center at Dover

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5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

Service Information

Date: Saturday, March 27, 2021

Time: 11:00 am

Geib Funeral Center at Dover

Address:

5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

Donation Information

Dementia Society of America

P.O. Box 600
Doylestown, PA 18901

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Born: November 26, 1935
Died: March 23, 2021

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On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

kathy jentes posted on 3/30/21

Sorry for you're loss, Phyllis was a wonderful soul, Prayers for you and your're family.

 

Candi Bradshaw posted on 3/27/21

I still laugh at being an elite member of the toilet paper caper with you and David. You hold a special place in the hearts of many and I know you will be truly missed. Our deepest sympathies to the family and friends. Fly high

 

Diana Keith posted on 3/25/21

May God leave you with a peace only He can facing the loss of this wonderful piece of your life as she has entered the everlasting loving life of glory with Him.All will join one day in the glorious afterlife Jesus has given us.Love you all.

 

Brenda Hidey posted on 3/24/21

Prayers for all of you .You're Gram was a Beautiful Person Who I enjoyed of having the Peasure of knowing all these years .I remember first time I met her was at Dover Headstart where Angela and Ammanda who was 4 years old they attended there with My Sons Sam and John .She loved you girls so much both a Mom and a Grandma Such a blessing for youns Then Great Grandma To you're. Children .She lived a very full and Wonderful Life and Loads of Memories She Left All Of You .Be Happy For Her as She will be still Watching Over Youns .Hugs and Prayers ..God Bless All Of You .

 

jenna posted on 3/23/21

Such and amazing woman and grandma.. You will be missed.. Fly high beautiful angel.

 

jenna posted on 3/23/21

Such an amazing woman and grandma ? You will be missed so much ?? fly high beautiful angel ?

 

Crystal A Lees posted on 3/23/21

Dear Grandma, I am saddened by our loss, for you have been like a steadfast Oak Tree since I met you so many years ago. You raised some mighty fierce young ones and it was always heartwarming to hear about your gatherings and family get togethers, and to be included when I could. You will live on in the hearts of those young people who will miss you dearly, remember your humor, and cherish your love. May your Loved Ones find peace and comfort in Your memory, and may You find Love and Light in Heaven. My deepest condolences.

 

Ashley Ritenour posted on 3/23/21

Gonna miss you so much aunt Phyllis. Your jokes your laugh your smile. You had such a heart of gold. Life ain’t gonna be the same now that you’re gone. I love you until we all meet on the other side. Rest in paradise beautiful angel.

 

Eric Clark posted on 3/23/21

We will miss you gram. You were a great woman gram to us all. I will try my best to look out on all the grandkids. Tell my mom I said hi in heaven we love you gram rest in peace

 

Janice Byers posted on 3/23/21

To Phyllis's family, I'm so very sorry for your loss. I was one of Phyllis's former home health caregivers. She was such a character. I remember taking a copy of the 1953 Midvale yearbook to show her. She got such a kick out of seeing it. She was such a wonderful lady. Sincerely, Janice Byers

 

Alyssa posted on 3/23/21

Grandma I know you know how I'm feeling in my heart right now. I literally am speechless I have not many words to express at the moment. But I love and miss you so much...

 

Angela posted on 3/23/21

I'll always remember you as a strong independent woman....one to look up too. Where would I have been without you? You will be missed so much gram. You rest in piece with your angels. I love you lots!!!

 

Barbara Sutton posted on 3/23/21

Phyllis you was a great person, and you will be missed so much. RIP grandma and fly high

 

Tonya Armstrong posted on 3/23/21

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Phyllis aka Grandma was an amazing woman. It was a great honor to know "grandma". My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

 

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