Dorothy Phillips, Sebring, Ohio

Gednetz-Ruzek & Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Service

October 15, 2021

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SEBRING, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Dorothy (Dottie) M. Phillips, 90, of Sebring, passed away on Friday, October 15, 2021, at Crandall Medical Center in Sebring.

She was born in Pleasant Hill, Maryland, on April 19, 1931, the daughter of the late Wallace A. and Lena M. (Phillips) Matthew.

Dorothy attended Southwest Baptist Church before moving to the Sebring area.

She was a homemaker but also worked in the food and beverage industry for many years.

Dorothy enjoyed singing and writing poems and verses, often being asked to share her talents with others. However, most importantly, she loved to spend time with her family.

Survivors include her family, Jeen (Scott) Ptak of Vermont and their children, Jennifer (Alex) Stokes and David Ptak, Kay Pullo of Alliance and her children, Christopher (Jordan) Pullo and Bethany Pullo, Phillip (Pam) Harlan of Salem and their children, Nathan Harlan and Katherine Harlan, Trisha (Dave) Austin of Alliance and their children, Millie Austin and Lucas Austin; she is also survived by four great-grandchildren, Ethan, Jacob, Briana, Braydon and a brother, Milo Matthew.

Besides her parents; she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard E. Phillips, on November 18, 2014 and her siblings, Ernestine Mercer and Cloteel Stelt.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 23, 2021, at 1:00 p.m., at Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home with Reverend Doctor Scott Ptak and Reverend Greg Davis officiating.

A time of visitation will be held on Saturday, October 23, two hours prior to the service at the funeral home from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Burial will take place at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery.

Friends and Family may sign the guest register and send condolences online at

Dorothy’s funeral service will be live streamed via our website, through her obituary link.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home, Sebring, Ohio (330) 938-2526.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Dorothy Phillips, please visit our floral store.

A television tribute will air Wednesday, October 20 at the following approximate times: 6:43 a.m. on WYTV, 9:32 a.m. on WKBN, 10:58 a.m. on FOX and 8:12 p.m. on MyYTV.

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