Phyllis Jean Rhoad, 87, of Fostoria, passed away peacefully Friday, May 9, 2014, at Heritage Nursing Home, Findlay.
She was born Feb. 22, 1927, in Seneca County, to Roy and Avis (Phillips) Souder. She married Albert L. Rhoad Sept. 13, 1947, in Catlettsburg, Kentucky, and he passed away Dec. 5, 2008.
Surviving is a son, Dr. Jeffrey and Barbara (Bruns) Rhoad of Fostoria; daughter, Jamie Lynn (Dean) Taylor of Blissfield, Michigan; six grandchildren, Brant and Jaymie (Zienta) Rhoad, Ty Rhoad, Kyle and Lindsey (Phillips) Rhoad and Neil Taylor; and two great-grandchildren, Lucy Skyler Rhoad and Delilah Page Rhoad.
She also was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Marjorie Lamb and Geraldine Moyer.
Phyllis retired in 1985 from Lakota Schools, where she was a school secretary. She was a 1945 graduate of Bloomdale High School, where she was the class valedictorian.
Services will be private and burial will be at Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.
Memorial donations may be made to Capital Area Humane Society, 3015 Scioto Darby Executive Court, Hilliard, OH 43026; Hancock County Humane Society Medical Fund, 4550 Fostoria Ave., Findlay, OH 45840; or a charity of the donor's choice.
Arrangements are being handled by Barndt Funeral Home, Wayne.
Online condolences may be sent to Phyllis's family at www.barndtfuneralhome.org.