Phyllis A. Archer, 94, of Cromwell, passed away at 9:45 a.m., Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at Northridge Village in Albion. She was born on Dec. 9, 1924, the daughter of Raymond L. and Elva L. (Vorhis) Bitner in Syracuse. On Aug. 12, 1945, she married Clair W. Archer; he preceded her in death on Aug. 10, 2014.
She is survived by two children, Denzel L. (Mary Ann) Archer of Cromwell; and Teresa A. (Danny Pischke) Coverstone of Cromwell; a brother, Gerald W. (Patricia) Bitner of Goshen; nine grandchildren: Suzy (Brian Stump) Campbell, Regina (Tim) Yagel, Stephen Reid, Kevin (Lori) Archer, Kenny (Jamie) Archer, Jason (Jo) Coverstone, Tina (Tim) Gable, Terry (Yutta) Snyder, and Lisa (Chuck) Miller; thirty-two great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and a son-in-law, Paul Reid.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; a daughter, Clarene Reid; two siblings, Evelyn M. Jones, and Fredonna A. Ruch; and a grandson, Larry Snyder.
She retired from Monsanto as an inspector after 32 years of faithful service. She also owned and operated Archer Auction Service for many years with her husband and was a member of Noble County Swine Committee . She loved to read, play bingo, crochet, and spending time with her family.
A funeral service will be held in Phyllis’ honor at 10 a.m., on Monday, April 29, 2019, at Yeager Funeral Home, 1589 Lincolnway South; Ligonier, IN 46767. Pastor Harlan Steffen will officiate. Burial will follow at Sparta Cemetery in Kimmell. Family and friends will be received from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday, April 28, at Yeager Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Shriners Hospital for Children, 2211 N. Oak Park Ave., Chicago, IL 60707.