Phyllis R. Foster

March 29, 1927 ‒ December 10, 2020

Fredericktown, Ohio

Phyllis R. Foster, 93, of Fredericktown passed away on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at her home surrounded by her loving family.  She was born in Guernsey County, Ohio to the late Mahlon and Estella (Winters) Casterline.

Phyllis was a retired teacher for the Gibsonburg Exempted Village Schools.  She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Mount Vernon and volunteered with Interchurch Social Services.

Phyllis is survived by her children, Rev. James (Brenda) Miller of Zanesville, Paul (Georgie) Miller of Lynchburg, David Miller of Fredericktown, Daniel (LeAnne) Miller of Terrel, TX, Tim Miller of Zanesville, Ellen (Charles) Moore of Fredericktown, Betsy Wood of Fredericktown; 22 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren; and a son-in-law, David Charles of Freemont.

In addition to her parents, Phyllis was preceded in death by her husbands, Rev. Audry Miller in 1988 and Harold Foster in 2002; daughter, Christine Charles; grandson, Michael Miller; and her sister, Christine Caddell.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the time of a funeral service celebrating the life of Phyllis at 1 p.m. on Monday, December 14, 2020 at the First Church of the Nazarene, 807 Coshocton Ave., Mount Vernon with Rev. Joe Proudfoot officiating.  Phyllis will be laid to rest beside her husband, Audry in Forest Cemetery, Fredericktown.

Due to the current health situation masks will be required and social distancing will be observed.

The family would like to thank Kindred Hospice especially Samantha for the wonderful care and attention they provided to their mother.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Kindred Hospice, 112 Harcourt Road, #3, Mount Vernon, OH 43050 or to First Church of the Nazarene, 807 Coshocton Ave., Mount Vernon, OH 43050.

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The Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of Phyllis R. Foster.


  • Linda and I extend our sympathy to the family and know she will be missed by all. I was privileged to be Phyllis’ pastor for many years in Fredericktown. She was a woman of prayer who loved serving others. I am confident she is happy to be home with Jesus.

  • What a beautiful servant of Christ! I learned so much from her about God’s love! Prayers of Peace to the whole family!

  • My heart is heavy but I rejoice that Heaven gained another angel. Mrs. Foster was the most beautiful hearted woman that I ever met. She gave me my very first Bible. She is also the reason I became a Sunday School teacher. I will never forget the kindness that she had for everyone. I will miss her so much.

  • Nancy and I extend our condolences to the family and you are in our prayers. It has been a privelge to know her and the family. Follow her lead and you will all be reunited together again in heaven.

  • Remembering your wonderful mother and praying for your comfort. I was blessed to know Phyllis as a child and observe her deep loving devotion to Christ. Now in my 70’s, her fruit of the Spirit influence remains an inspiration to my walk with Christ. I treasure our big family friendship memories and thank the Lord for each of you.

  • So sorry Jim and the rest of the family. I remember your folks on the old Campgrounds in Columbus. Your Dad was something of an acrobat. Prayers, Bob and Paula.