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Phyllis Walker

December 10, 1922 — March 4, 2024

Phyllis Anne Walker (nee Rubins), 101, passed away peacefully, on March 4, 2024 surrounded by her loving family.

Preceded by her parents, Paul and Gladys Rubins, her sister, Barbra Lee Rubins and her husband of 48 years, Charles Walker, Phyllis leaves her daughters Barbara (John) Ploenes and Janice (Craig) Marshall; her granddaughters, Alexandra (Phil) Schreibman, Laurel (Rachel) Potter, Amelia (Tyler) McCormick and Kara Marshall; her great-grandsons, Jace Walker McCormick and Grey David Schreibman; her sister, Jane Hammond and many nieces and nephews.

Throughout her life, Phyllis was active and involved as a charter member of the Fairlawn City Women's Club and as Regent of the Cuyahoga Portage Chapter of the Daughters' of the American Revolution. Phyllis was a lifelong member of First United Methodist Church of Akron. She enjoyed golf, shooting a hole in one at Fairlawn Country Club, bridge club and times spent with her family and friends. She was particularly pleased when she renewed her driver's license at age 99.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Cleveland Clinic Akron General Justin T. Rogers Hospice Care Center or to a charity of your choice. In accordance with Phyllis' wishes, a private service with immediate family will be held to honor her life. The family appreciates the understanding and support during this intimate time of reflection, foregoing a traditional funeral.

For those who knew Phyllis,

Those with whom she spent time,

You’ll understand why

This is written in rhyme


Phyllis has passed,

Gone to heaven above

At her side was her family,

Surrounding with love.


For 100 plus years,

She lived and provided

Wisdom and humor

Till her own strength subsided


All who encountered her

Knew of her wit

And knew that this lady

Was not one to quit


Her family would like to thank

All of those friends

Who made her life joyful

Right up to the end


Her neighbors, her church friends,

The ladies from bridge

Her hairdresser, caregiver

All those who did…


The smallest of gestures –

a phone call, a prayer

They all meant so much;

Your kindness so rare.


So if she could be here

For one last remark

She’d raise up a glass

Toast you all, and impart:


“Thank you to all

For you’ve made my life blessed

I’ve had a full life;

No one could have guessed;

That I’d see all I’ve seen

And share all that I’ve shared

And probably have done more

Than I’d ever have dared

But the best part of all

Is the people I’ve met

The memories we’ve made

Times we’ll never forget

So the next journey starts…

Hope they’re ready for me!

I’ve got a tee time

And a bridge game at three!

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