Lebanon Reporter

Obituaries

July 2, 2014

Phyllis L. Bressler

Phyllis Lucille Bressler, 91, of Ocala, Fla., and formerly of Lebanon, died Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at Timber Ridge Nursing Home in Ocala, Fla.Mrs. Bressler was born in Lebanon on Feb. 9, 1923, a daughter of the late Fleete and Kathleen (Butler) Stookey.She was raised and educated in Lebanon and was a Lebanon High School graduate.On June 11, 1943, she was married to Ralph W. Bressler, Jr., in Lebanon. Mr. Bressler passed away on May 15, 1998.Phyllis had resided in Lebanon until 1963 when she and her family moved to St. Clair Shores, Mich. She retired in 1973 from Travelers Insurance Company of Michigan. While in retirement, she and Mr. Bressler lived in Ocala, Fla.As a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, she took great pride in her family. She was a former member of Epsilon Sigma Alpha and a member of Christ Church of Marion County. Phyllis was an avid bridge and card player and active in her church and community.Memorial services will be held at a later date at Myers Mortuary, 1502 N. Lebanon St., in Lebanon, Indiana.Survivors include two sons, Michael E. Bressler and wife, Jonell, Glasgow, Ky., and Richard Douglas Bressler and wife, Sandra, Rapid City, S.D.; four grandchildren, Curtis Bressler, Scott Bressler, Angie (Bressler) Ambourn and Douglas Bressler; sevem great-grandchildren, Tate Bressler, Brittany Lintner, Emily Bressler, River Ambourn, Link Ambourn, Dresden Bressler and Emerson Bressler; two brothers, John “Jack” Stookey and wife, Geraldine, and David Dale and wife, Barbara, and several nieces and nephews.In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Stookey.Sadly Phyllis’ son, Michael, passed away on June 27, 2014, just three days after her death.Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Disabled American Veterans.Online condolences may be made at myersmortuary.com or mailed to the family at 4242 Carmel Point, Rapid City, S.D. 57702.

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