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Phylis Joan Gill

February 19, 1930 — May 13, 2023


Our Mother Phylis peacefully gained her wings on Saturday, May 13, 2023 and is reunited and rejoicing with many family and friends that have passed before her; especially Beloved husband Thomas F Gill, parents Earl and Elsie Dauterman Brothers Ralph, Robert, and James Dauterman, Sister Marjorie and Lawrence Sheets Son-in-law Al Groghan, Grandson Micah Gill.

She graduated in 1949 from Lancaster High School; Worked at Charm House of Gifts and then Drew Shoes , where she worked for many years until she retired.

Phylis believed in living a clean and healthy life. She was a woman of great faith and an inspiration to all that knew her.. She was honest, modest, humble and kind. She was a respectful daughter, loyal wife, loving Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt and Friend. She was a good listener and was compassionate to those that needed advice. She sent cards to everyone and put so much thought and love into them. Phylis learned wood refinishing from her father and restored all of the oak floors and woodwork in her family home. They were beautiful.

She loved gardening, flowers, painting, cooking, baking, playing card games and skip bo. She was excellent in everything she did. But she was the very best at loving and will be missed so much.

Her survivors are Children, Dawn Groghan Baltimore, Debra and Keith Dorst Baltimore, Thomas and Nikole Gill Thornville Grandchildren, John (Amanda) Hilliard, Jessica (Adam) Dean, Paul Watson, George Watson, Hope (Tristan) Bryant, Amber (John) Murphy, Joy (Jordan) Bennett, Bethany (Liam) Benson, David Gill, Rachel, Ramah, Jonathan and Tommy Gill

Great grandchildren, Alyssa (Mark) Metzger, Johnny Hilliard, Kiera, Cable, Kenny, Travis, Talon, and Elara Watson, Emilia Bryant, Jaclyn Murphy and her soon to be baby sister. Sisters Sonia Smith, Ann (James) Dauterman, Brother William (Sandy) Dauterman Extended family and Good Friend Marilyn Wolfe and family. Many nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral service will be held Thursday, May 18, 2023 at 1:30 p.m. in the JOHNSON-SMITH FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL, 207 S. MAIN ST., BALTIMORE, OHIO 43105 with Pastor Thomas E. Gill officiating.  Burial will follow in Carroll Cemetery, Carroll, Ohio with a reception to follow at The Gathering, 5285 Fairfield Beach Road, Thornville Ohio 43076.

Friends may visit Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial gifts may be given to The Gathering, 5285 Fairfield Beach Road, Thornville Ohio 43076.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Funeral Service

Thursday, May 18, 2023

Starts at 1:30 pm (Eastern time)

Johnson-Smith Funeral Home Chapel

207 South Main Street, Baltimore, OH 43105

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