PHYLLIS (McCoy) BERKEY OBITUARY
Phyllis J. (McCoy) Berkey, 87, of Marion Center, PA died on Sunday, May 22, 2022 at her home surrounded by her family.
The daughter of Weldon R. and Helen (Hadden) McCoy, she was born on August 17, 1934 in Green Twp., Indiana County, PA.
Phyllis was a graduate of Green Township High School.
She wed Harry L. Berkey on June 28, 1958. They had shared over sixty-two years of marriage together when he died on September 16, 2020.
Since 1975, Phyllis was a member of the Montgomery Church of the Brethren, where she served her church as a deacon for almost fifty years. Phyllis was the longtime treasurer of the Women’s Fellowship and taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School for many years. After Phyllis lost her hearing, she served as the Sunday School secretary. For a number of years, she was also the church’s financial secretary. In recent years, she and her husband had become very active in the mat making group for the homeless.
From 1952-1958 Phyllis had been employed at King Leathers, Inc. in the turn edge department.
Following her marriage, she was devoted to raising her family of five children; looking after her family’s home and in assisting with the running of her husband’s dairy farm.
Phyllis is survived by her five children: Robert E. Berkey of Marion Center, PA; Nancy J. Barr and friend Randy Thompson of Clymer, PA; Daniel R. Berkey and wife Nan of Clymer, PA; Bradley E. Berkey and wife Tammy of Commodore, PA and Christopher D. Berkey and wife Charline of Brunswick, MD; her grandchildren: Gabriel and Samuel Berkey and her two brothers: William R. McCoy of Hillsdale, PA and Marvin R. McCoy of Cherry Tree, PA.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her granddaughter, Kayla Mae Berkey; four sisters: Althea Roodhouse; Lois Berringer; Winifred Rowley and Patricia Stumpf and her brother, David McCoy.
Family and friends will be received from 2-4:00 p.m. and 7-9:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at the Rairigh Funeral Home, Ltd. in Hillsdale, PA.
An 11:00 a.m. funeral service will be held on Friday, May 27, 2022 at the Montgomery Church of the Brethren, 5227 Purchase Line Rd., Commodore, PA officiated by Pastor Dale Leverknight. Interment will take place at the Montgomery Cemetery, Grant Twp., Indiana County, PA.
In honor of Phyllis, memorial contributions may be forwarded to the Montgomery Church of the Brethren at 5227 Purchase Line, Road, Commodore, PA 15729.
Visit www.rairighfh.com to sign Phyllis’s guestbook and share a memory or condolence message.