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Phyllis June Curtis Miller died at home on January 14, 2018, at the age of 94.
She was born September 26, 1923, in Boston, Indiana, to Eugene Curtis and Hattie Halleck Curtis. She was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence E. Miller; her parents; her twin brother, Eugene Curtis; her brothers, Joseph and Brinton Curtis; her sister, Jeanne Goldcamp.
Phyllis is survived by her daughter, Stephanie Miller Gallaher; son-in-law, John Gallaher; and sons, Sean Miller and Todd Miller; her daughter-in-law, Regina all of Ashland. She is also survived by her granddaughters, Ashley Quinn and Brittany Winters (Joe); grandsons, Grayson Gallaher (Sulene) of Greenville, S.C., Damian Gallaher and Josh Miller; great-grandchildren, Mason, Noah, Ava and Bella Quinn, Logan and Bella Winters; her sister-in-law, Betty Curtis of Lexington; and nephews, Mike, Danny, Bob and Brint Curtis; and nieces, Stacy May, Brinley Curtis, Holly Phipps, Sharon Goodwin, Jeanne Hays, Linda and Joanne Curtis and Janet Hall; and many great-nephews and nieces.
Phyllis outlived all of her siblings and was the last surviving first cousin in the Curtis-Halleck family and much of the family history and stories will end with her passing.
Phyllis moved to Ashland at an early age and graduated from Holy Family High School in 1942. During the war years she lived and worked in Miami, FL. After her marriage she worked with her husband in the family upholstery business until it closed in 1962. Phyllis was later employed at Serey's Shoe store, worked in retail and was owner of Phyl's Flag Shop for over 10 years. She continued working until her retirement at the age of 85. Larry and Phyl celebrated 66 years of marriage before his death in 2012.
Phyllis was a life-long member of Holy Family Church and was a volunteer for the KDMC Auxiliary. She was one of the early members of the Ashland Jr. Women's Club and served as a volunteer with the Holy Family Father's and Mother's Club during her children's school years.
Graveside services will be at Calvary Cemetery later this spring. Donations may be made to a favorite charity.
Published on January 16, 2018
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