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Phyllis J. Miller

March 27, 1931 — February 8, 2024

Youngstown

Phyllis J. Miller, 92, passed away Thursday morning, February 8, 2024, at Heritage Manor. 

Phyllis was born March 27, 1931, in Youngstown, Ohio, 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 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 to 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 February 4, 1955, passed away February 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, Ohio; 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 Saturday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Cunningham-Becker Funeral Home in Poland, and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. at the Heritage Presbyterian Church. A funeral service will follow at the church at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Annie Parker officiating. Private interment will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Boardman. 

Condolences may be sent at www.beckerobits.com.

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Past Services

Visitation

Saturday, February 10, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Becker Funeral Home - Poland

270 N Main St, Poland, OH 44514

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Visitation

Sunday, February 11, 2024

1:00 - 1:45 pm (Eastern time)

Heritage Presbyterian Church

1951 Mathews Road, Youngstown, OH 44514

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Funeral Service

Sunday, February 11, 2024

2:00 - 2:45 pm (Eastern time)

Heritage Presbyterian Church

1951 Mathews Road, Youngstown, OH 44514

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