Phyllis I. (Long) Kahl, retired secretary at U-Brand and PCA passed away peacefully on October 11,
2020 at Brethren Care following an extended illness at the age of 95.
Phyllis is survived by son, Douglas (Donna) of Berea, daughter, Dawn of Ashland, three grandchildren,
Shawn (Beth) of Upper Arlington, Rachael (Michael Miller) of Berea and Drew of Grandview Hts.,
seven great grandchildren, Alexander (Upper Arlington), Abigale (Grandview Hts.), Evan, Jonah,
Maegan, Teagan and Julian of Berea, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Blair, her parents, George and Eula
(Ernsberger) Long, sister, Myriam Long, twin brothers, Robert (Rosalie) and Roger (Mildred), brother-
in-law, Victor (Marcella) Kahl and stepsister-in-law, Leal (Tedrow) Hazen (Roger).
Phyllis was the longest living baptized member at Stone Lutheran Church, where she loved to sing in
the choir, and was a faithful member. She loved people especially her grandchildren and great
grandchildren, even though she did “squeeze them too firmly when giving hugs”. She loved planting
and grooming her flowers. Upon retirement Phyllis and Blair went on numerous trips and met many
people from around the US of A.
The family extends a heartfelt “Thank You” to the care giving staffs at Brethren Care Nursing and
Bradford House facilities these past two years, the nurses at Hospice of North Central Ohio, and the
Parish Nurses at Stone Lutheran Church, Julia Jones and Shirley Long.
Graveside services will be at Hayesville Cemetery, 9:30 AM, Saturday October 17, 2020. Family and
friends are invited, but circumstances dictate masking and social distancing. Suggested contributions
can be made to Stone Lutheran Church, Hospice of North Central Ohio and Brethren Care Village
Fickes Funeral Home in Jeromesville assisted the family with arrangements.
Online condolences may be made at www.fickesfuneralhome.com.
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