Phyllis J. Pulfer


Phyllis J. Pulfer, 83, of rural Bellefontaine, passed away at 12:55 a.m. Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima.

She was born in Dayton on Jan. 8, 1931, to the late Charles Sr. and Frieda Klenk Schwartz.

On July 4, 1948, she married Marvin Pulfer in Jackson Center and he preceded her in death in September 2006.

She is survived by two daughters, Linda (Delmar) Zeigler of Alger and Karen Stevens of New Jersey; a son, Ed (Deb) Pulfer of Belle Center; eight grandchildren, Sheri Lombardi, Jason Zeigler, Lori Heberling, Chad Pulfer, Brad Pulfer, Missy Pulfer, Chuck Stevens and Charlene Raterman; 17 great-grandchildren; a brother, Charles Schwartz Jr. of DeGraff; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by four brothers.

She was a member of the Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jackson Center and attended St. John’s United Church of Christ, Kenton. She had attended the Red Hats group in Findlay and enjoyed jigsaw puzzles and word find games.

She was a former member of the Pleasant Grange and in her pastime, she liked to crochet and knit. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Pastors Kent Hollis and Scott Johnson officiate a funeral at 11 a.m. Friday at the Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, 210 W. Hayes St., DeGraff, where visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Burial is in Highland Memorial Cemetery, West Liberty.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Jackson Center and to St. John’s United Church of Christ, Kenton.

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