Phyllis K. Harvey

04/18/1941 - 11/28/2023


Obituary For Phyllis K. Harvey

Elida, Ohio

Phyllis K. Harvey, age 82, was called into the presence of the Lord at 12:32 P.M. on Tuesday, November 28, 2023, at her home with the love of her family by her side.

Phyllis was born April 18, 1941, in Lima, OH, to the late Burlin O. and Gladys L. (Wolfe) Bannister. On September 28, 1963, she married her best friend, Stephen M. Harvey.

Phyllis was a 1959 graduate of Lima Senior High School. She had worked at a root beer stand when she was young, Mohler's Flowers and City Loan. She had most recently worked at the DeHaven's Garden Center. Phyllis was well known for her peanut butter fudge and her sloppy joe. She volunteered for many years at Elida Schools and loved to entertain and take care of others. Phyllis especially loved the Laurel Oaks Hobby and Harvest Fair, where she treated her family and friends to her delicious treats. She loved the Lord and was a longtime member of Central Christian Church and South Side Christian Church.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Stephen M. Harvey of Elida, four sons, Jim (Heather) Harvey of Lima, Scott M. Harvey of Covington, GA, John B. (Angie Shuey) Harvey of Lima, Stephen C. (Melissa) Harvey of Lima; fifteen grandchildren, and five great grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, Diane (Tom) Williamson, Elaine Harvey, Barbara Leatherman, and Rita Harvey.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a sister, Patricia A. Gross; niece, Debbie Monroe; and brothers-in-law, Phillip John Harvey, and Terry Leatherman.

Services celebrating Phyllis's life will begin at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 2, 2023, at South Side Christian Church, 3300 S. Side Drive, Lima, Ohio 45807. Pastor Todd Cosart will officiate the service.

The family will receive friends from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 2, prior to the service at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to South Side Christian Church.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at


2 Dec


02:30 PM - 04:30 PM

South Side Christian Church 3300 South Side Dr. Lima, OH 45807 Get Directions »
2 Dec

Funeral Service

04:30 PM

South Side Christian Church 3300 South Side Dr. Lima, OH 45807 Get Directions »
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  • 12/06/2023

    So sorry to hear of Phyllis passing and sorry I'm just hearing of your loss. A great lady and always a pleasure to see. Condolences to Steve and family.

  • 12/02/2023

  • 12/02/2023

    One of my fondest memories was going to Phyllis's house At Christmas. She collected coke a cola toys. The had multiple trees completely full. All the grandchildren loved taking you from tree to tree while Phyllis explained where she got each one. Phyliss was a wonderful, kind hearted mom, wife and grandmother. She will be missed.

  • 11/30/2023

    Phyllis was always very kind to me. I am sorry for your loss. Juanita Harvey Roll

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