DelphosPhyllis R. Johns, 85, died at 11 a.m. Aug. 23, 2011, at VanCrest Healthcare Center, Delphos.She was born Jan. 10, 1926, in Coldwater to Bob and Nettie Miley Neumeier, who preceded her in death. On Nov. 19, 1945, she married Carl H. Johns, who died Aug. 4, 1998.Mrs. Johns was a homemaker. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Delphos. She enjoyed crocheting and watching television. She liked parakeets and love her cat, Buddy, very much.Survivors include a son, Terry L. (Linda) Johns, of Delphos; two daughters, Ruth M. Johns, of Delphos, and Sharon (Ron Williamson) Earley, of Elida; two half sisters, Patty Nixon, of Delphos, and Pam (Tony) Picozzi, of Florida; two half brothers, Dave Neumeier, of Fairborn, and Jim (Bonnie) Neumeier, of Ada; and six grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by a brother, John Neumeier.Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Delphos. Father Melvin Verhoff will officiate. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Delphos. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Harter & Schier Funeral Home, Delphos, where a parish wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m.Memorial contributions may be made to the Delphos Senior Citizens Center.
Phyllis R. Johns