LENA — Phyllis M. McEowen, age 97, of Lena passed away on Sunday, July 26, 2020 in the Hospice Unit of Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy. Born on May 19, 1924 in Shelby County, Phyllis was a daughter of the late James and Lena Marie (Kershner) McLain. She married Lester E. McEowen on November 2, 1947 and he preceded her in death in 2006. Together they raised three children: David and wife Connie of York, PA, Dan and wife Darlene of Fletcher, OH, and Eloise Phillips of Doylestown, OH. She was a loving grandmother to eight grandchildren: David (Patricia) McEowen, Donald (Monica) McEowen, Jason (Tonya) McEowen, Scott (Amy) McEowen, Darren McEowen, Matthew (Alyssa) Tullis, John Tullis and James (Pamela) Gianolio; twenty-six great grandchildren, and five great great grandchildren. A sister, Faith Imogene Deal of Sidney survives Phyllis. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by five brothers and one sister. Phyllis was a 1942 graduate of New Knoxville High School. She was a member of the St. Paris Community Church of the Nazarene. She was employed by Stolle Corp. of Sidney during WWII and was one of the first Tupperware dealers in the world.

Visitation will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 30, 2020 in The St. Paris Community Church of the Nazarene, 3560 N. St. Rt. 235, Saint Paris, Ohio 43072, Funeral services will be at 11:30 with Pastor Kristi Payne presiding. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Fletcher Cemetery, Fletcher, OH. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County, P.O. Box 502, Troy, Ohio 45373. Condolences to the family may be sent to