Phyllis Yvonne Meyers, 96, of Hagerstown, MD passed away peacefully on September 8,2023, at Homewood in Williamsport, MD.
Born on April 4,1927 to the late Lester J. Britcher and Ruby C. Britcher (Stouffer).
Survived and cared for by:
Daughter R. Suzette Ungvarsky and Husband Joseph J. Ungvarsky of Pasadena, MD
Granddaughter Megan B. Muller and Husband Clint A. Muller of Pasadena, MD
Great Granddaughters Kaitlyn E. & Grace L. Muller of Pasadena, MD
and 1 Great Great Granddaughter, Kamryn of Pasadena, MD
She was also survived by:
Daughter Michelle K. Shipley and Husband Leonard Higney Jr. of South Florida
Son L. Courtney Shipley and his wife Kimberly Shipley of South Florida
Son Bradford E. Shipley and his wife Zuley Shipley of South Florida
Stepson Michael J. Shipley and his wife Nancy Miller Shipley of South Florida
6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren of South Florida
Phyllis graduated from Hagerstown High School and Hagerstown Business College.
She was employed by Montgomery Ward where she was the cosmetics manager for many years until her retirement. She loved her job and with her outgoing personality, she was a favorite among her customers. Phyllis always enjoyed talking with people and no one was a stranger to her. She was known for her exceptional customer service and once received a write-up in the local newspaper after unknowingly waiting on a Herald-Mail reporter.
Phyllis was passionate in her faith and devotion to Christ. She was an active member of Haven Lutheran Church and attended in-person services regularly until no longer able to do so. She looked forward to and enjoyed many visits from her church family, always making sure she had some kind of dessert on hand for those who visited her at home. As part of her faith, she read the Bible daily and prayed regularly for friends and family. Phyllis spoke of her deep faith freely and spread the word of God to everyone she encountered. She took great pride in her stewardship.
She absolutely loved to cook and did so right up to her passing. As great cooks do, Phyllis always exchanged recipes with her family and friends. It was her favorite hobby although she also enjoyed phone puzzles.
Spending time with her family and friends was very important to Phyllis as she loved to connect with others, laugh and have fun. She was always willing to listen and give advice to those in need.
She will be greatly missed by everyone that knew her.
The family will receive friends from 12pm-1pm on Thursday, September 21, 2023 at Rest Haven Funeral Home, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave. Hagerstown.
The funeral service will be held at 1pm following the visitation.