Service measured not by GOLD,
                           but by the GOLDEN RULE

Service measured not by GOLD,
          but by the GOLDEN RULE


Wooster – Phyllis Jean (Battig) Barnes, 79 passed peacefully on Tuesday December 22, 2020 just 48 hours after her husband of 34 years, Ross Barnes.   They both resided at Avenue of Wooster.
Phyllis was born October 2, 1941 in Wooster, the daughter of Edward Battig and Luella (Hofacker) Battig.   She graduated from Wooster High School in 1959 where she was proud to be a Majorette all four years.
Our Mother was very sweet, giving and talented.   She was a self-taught seamstress and was the owner of Phyllis’ Alterations and Phyllis’ Bridal both of Wooster.   She also helped her husband who was the owner of Ross Auto and Tire.   Mom was a fantastic cook and her gardens were heavenly.   Mom and Ross loved life, they loved to travel in their RV with all of their animals and spend many winters in Florida.
Phyllis is survived by her 3 loving daughters:  Cheryl (Mike) Stitzlein of Wooster, Chris (Phil) Conduff of Mt. Dora, FL, Jeanette (Dana) Jackson of Leesburg, FL, grandchildren; James Lepore, Doug Lepore, Andrea Stitzlein, Phillip Conduff, Alisha Powers, Emily (Griffin) Watson and Natalie (Griffin) Dulaney and seven great grandchildren.   Brothers; Larry (Jean) Battig, Don (Sharon) Battig, Edward Battig II, and sister ™s Joanne Jolliff and Jackie (Rosevelt) Scott.
Private gravesite services were held at Wooster Cemetery on Saturday December 26, 2020 with Fr. Stephen Moran officiating.
McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.
Many sincere thanks to Glendora and Avenue of Wooster for their years of care for our Mother and Ross.
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  1. Cheryl, Chrissy and Jeanette,

    We are sorry for the loss of your mom. You’ve had a rough stretch these last few years. We pray that you are at peace knowing the pain is no more for your mom.

    We won’t forget Aunt Phyllis. She had her many furry friends to keep her busy and happy. A fond memory of her is when Annalise was the flower girl in cousin Laura’s wedding. She ripped the front of her dress and was in tears. Aunt Phyllis to the rescue. At the reception she whipped out her needle and thread and fixed the dress on the spot. Sadly we never got her recipe for her famous cabbage rolls. She was a gifted lady.

    Remember the happy moments.

    Love – Jeff and Susan

  2. Our family was friends with the Battigs and Phyllis babysat for me and at that time six younger siblings. I remember her as kind and sweet to us. I had such a young boy’s crush on her. God bless dear Phyllis and her extended family.

  3. I am so sorry to hear about Phyllis passing. Please know we will be praying for all of you!

  4. I was so sorry to see of the passing of your mom and her husband. Will be praying for you and your family. Miss you and think of you often!

  5. Thoughts and prayers to the family.
    Phyllis was a wonderful lady and will be missed by many
    Love to you all


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