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Phyllis R. Chitester

Born: Thu., Jun. 21, 1928
Died: Thu., Jun. 15, 2017


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Jun. 20, 2017
Location: McKinney Funeral Homes

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Jun. 21, 2017
Location: McKinney Funeral Homes in Youngsville

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Phyllis R.Chitester, 88, of Youngsville, PA, went home to be with our Lord on Thursday, June 15th, 2017 at Warren General Hospital after a brief illness. Born in Jamestown, NY on June 21, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Archie Doud  and Doris (Clark) Doud Richards. She married John W. Chitester on April 25, 1947 who preceded her in death May 31, 2016. Phyllis was employed as a Cafeteria Head Cook at Irvine and Youngsville Elementary schools for over 20 years. She was a member of the Youngsville First United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Mary Martha Circle.  She enjoyed cornhold, bingo, horseshoes and the many programs at the Rouse Suites. She will be remembered by her family for her delicious desserts.

Surviving are 2 daughters, Rosadell Jean(Herb) Tomer of New Jersey and Lois Ann See of Pittsfield, PA; 1 son,  John Robert (Sandy) Chitester of Warren;  3 grandchildren, Clay (Tammey) Tomer, John Jay (Misty) Tomer and Renee See Taylor; 6 great-grandchildren, Matthew Tomer, Kristen Tomer, Taylor Tomer, Zachary Tomer, DeVaughn Taylor,  and Damian Taylor;  2 step grandchildren, Brian Bimber and Kim (Kevin) Smith; 2 step great grandchildren, Hunter Smith and Elisabeth Smith; 1 great great grandson, Ethan Cutler and  1 step great great grandson, Julian Trevino.  In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her step-father, Jay Richards.

Friends will be received  on Tuesday, June 20th from 6-8 pm at McKinney Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Inc., 54 West Main St., Youngsville, PA where a funeral and committal service will be held on Wednesday, June 21st at 11 am.  Burial will follow in Sunset Hill Cemetery in Lakewood, NY.  The family suggests those wishing to place memorials may do so to Hospice of Warren County. Family and friends may send an e-condolence at www.mckinneyfuneral.com

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Alan & Patricia McCullough
   Posted Fri June 16, 2017
Chitester Family: Please accept our sympathies in your loss. Your mom was always good to me & our family. My dad enjoyed working with her at the school & John & Phyllis were great people to look up to at First Church!

Marilyn Sheets
   Posted Fri June 16, 2017
My sympathy to Jean and family on your loss.
Marilyn Jukes Sheets

Ruth (Smith) & Jim Watson
   Posted Mon June 19, 2017
Our deep sympathy to Phyllis' family. I remember Phyllis first from visits to Aunt Willa and Uncle Elza's home in Youngsville, and later at a family reunion. Distance prevented us from sharing much time with John and Phyllis, but remember them both as very sweet, kind people. Our prayers are with Jean, Lois, John Robert, and their families. May the Lord comfort you all.

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