MILLWOOD — Phyllis Lorayne (Petry) Humbert, 88, of Coshocton Road, and a resident of Millwood for 68 years, passed away Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus after a short illness.
She was born June 12, 1925, in Perrysville, to the late Bird and Iva Leah (Gilmore) Petry. She was the loving wife for nearly 69 years of LeMoyne Humbert, whom she married Oct. 31, 1944. LeMoyne preceded Phyllis in death on March 3, 2005. She was a 1943 graduate of Howard High School. She served the war effort in Dayton, making aircraft parts for the United States during World War II. She was a former secretary at The Timken Co., and a devoted homemaker. Phyllis took great pride in her ability to provide for her family through sewing, cooking and gardening. She was a member of the former Millwood Presbyterian Church, from 1945 until its closing, where she was the Session Clerk and a Sunday school teacher for many years.
Phyllis is survived by her daughter, Josephine (Stephen) Humbert-Sabo, a grandson, David Sabo, and a granddaughter, Avril (Josh) Sabo Martinez, all of Fayetteville, Ark.; and two nephews, Jerry Branstool and Larry Branstool of California.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Edward and Gerald Petry; and a sister, LaVawn Branstool.
Funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Danville, with Pastor Tom Orr officiating. Burial will follow in Millwood Cemetery. Visitation is one hour prior to service time at the funeral home. Visit www.fischerfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Knox County Humane Society, 400 Columbus Rod, Mount Vernon, OH 43050.Copyright The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.