Phyllis Ann Klein

September 28, 1947 ‒ November 09, 2018

Marion, Ohio

Phyllis Ann Klein, 71, formerly of Marion passed away early Friday morning, November 9, 2018 in Goodyear, Arizona.

Phyllis was born in Mason County, West Virginia on September 28, 1947 to Albert J.  and Sylvia A. (Bailey) Wigal.  She graduated from Southern High School in Racine, Ohio in 1965 and pursued a degree in medical technology from Holzer College and earned a B.S. from The Ohio State University.

She moved to Marion and began employment at the F. C. Smith Clinic as a Laboratory Technologist retiring after 42 years of service in 2012 as the Laboratory Manager.  In 1970 she met Robert H. Klein and they were married 15 weeks later on January 9, 1971 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church.  They were married 31 years before his passing on August 21, 2002.

Phyllis enjoyed traveling and was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church in Marion where she played in the bell choir.  She loved cats and gave several cats a good forever home during her life.  But her greatest joy was her two granddaughters.

She is survived by her son, Corey (Rebecca) Klein, two granddaughters, Maitland and Luna Klein, daughter, Trisha Klein, three brothers, Brian, Harry (Pam), and George (Becky) Wigal, brother-in-law, Charles Smith, sister-in-law, Diane Wigal, 11 nieces and nephews, 14 great nieces and nephews, four great-great nieces and nephews and longtime friends Carol Wigal and Mike and Linda Perry.

Along with her husband and parents, Phyllis was proceeded in death by her brothers Jack and Dale Wigal and sister, Judy Smith.

A celebration of Phyllis’ life will be held 11:30 am Saturday, December 15, 2018 at Emanuel Lutheran Church, 241 S. Prospect St., Marion, where friends may call one hour prior to the service with Pastor Mark Schuring officiating.  Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery at 9:30.

Those wishing to make a memorial contribution are asked to consider Emanuel Lutheran Church or Homeless to Home Animal Rescue and Cat Sanctuary 1745 Marion-Waldo Rd. Marion.

Snyder Funeral Homes, Gunder/Hall Chapel is honored to assist with arrangements.  Online condolences may be expressed by visiting

  • May the family and friends of Phyllis be comforted by her example of love and her zeal for life. We’re always saddened by the loss of kind and gentle people, and so we honor Phyllis for her compassion for God’s creatures.