She was born August 22, 1926 in Tiffin to Claude & Mary (Braden) Swartzmiller.
Phyllis graduated from Tiffin Columbian High School and worked as a secretary at Bellevue City Schools. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Bellevue and the Ohio Federation of Farm Women Club.
On May 26, 1946 she married Elmer S. Neill. He preceded her in death on September 1, 2013.
Survivors include their son, Ronald (Patricia M.) Neill of Bellevue; grandchildren: Laurie (Roger) Hunker; John (Judi) Neill; Ronda (Clint) Minniear; & Mike (Kelley) Neill; great-grandchildren: Megan (Jacob) Ruffing; Sarah and Austin Hunker; Nathan and Grace Giles; Luke, Macie, and Jacob Minniear; Kyle, Tom, Bryan, Morgan, Tyler, and Blake Neill; brother: Bob (Judy) Swartzmiller of Bellevue; sister, Sharon Leach of Florida; brother-in-law, Gene Nagel of Attica; sisters-in-law: Judy Swartzmiller of Mansfield; Sandy Swartzmiller of Worthington; Sue Swartzmiller of Georgia; nephews: Jim Ball of Chicago and Gary (Shirley) VanKirk of Bellevue.
In addition to her parents and husband, Phyllis was preceded in death by her brothers: Keith, Newton (Betty), Richard, James, William, Larry; sisters: Connie Nagel, Lois (John) Ziegler; sisters-in-law: Edna (Don) VanKirk and Margaret (Walter) Ball.
Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at Auxter Funeral Home, 1105 Castalia St, Bellevue, where a funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday with the Rev. Henry Seibert officiating. Burial will follow in Castalia Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Fish & Loaves, PO Box 121, Bellevue, Ohio 44811.
Online condolences may be shared at www.auxterfuneralhomes.com