Phyllis E. Eader, 75

JUNE 26, 1938-JULY 26, 2013

July 28, 2013
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Phyllis E. Eader, 75, of Big Cove Tannery, Pa., died  Friday, July 26, 2013, at her residence.

Phyllis was born in Hagerstown, Md., on June 26, 1938, the daughter of the late Albert Russell and Goldie Levenia (Clark) Ragland.

She was the widow of John H. Eader Sr., whom she married Aug. 29, 1956. He preceded her in death on June 19, 2010.

She worked as a homemaker and also helped her late husband with the family business.

She was the president of the Owls Club Ladies Auxiliary of Hagerstown since 1977.

Phyllis loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her son, John H. Eader Jr. (companion of Carol) of Big Cove Tannery; daughter, Clara L. Wetzel (wife of Robert) of Big Cove Tannery; son, Wyatt E. Eader of Big Cove Tannery;  son, Jacob R. Eader (husband of Kristy) of Buck Valley, Pa.; son, Cheyenne R. Eader Sr. (husband of Penny) of Big Cove Tannery; daughter, Dolly A. McCumbee (wife of William Jr.) of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; son, Michael A.  Eader Sr. (companion of Tina) of Big Cove Tannery; son, David L.  Eader Sr. (husband of Loretta) of Big Cove Tannery; brother, Harry Ragland of Mercersburg, Pa.; sister, Gladys Whitmere of Hagerstown; and sister, Bonnie Ragland of Hagerstown. She is also survived by 21 grandchildren, 16 stepgrandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and 17 stepgreat-grandchildren. 


She was preceded in death by brother, Albert Ragland; sisters, Francis Stevens, Alberta Woodcock and Nancy Renner; and three stepgreat-grandchildren.

There will be a religious service Tuesday, July 30, at 11 a.m. at Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home Inc., McConnellsburg, Pa., with Pastor Lowell Bard and Pastor Russell Hoffman officiating.

Interment will be in Rehoboth Cemetery, Tollgate Ridge, Pa.

There will be visitation today from 2  to 8 p.m. at Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home Inc., McConnellsburg.

There also will be visitation one hour before the service Tuesday at the funeral home.

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