Phyllis Meyers Wilkes

Phyllis Meyers Wilkes, 92, of Greenville, widow of James M. Wilkes, Sr., passed from this life, Sunday, February 7, 2021.

Mrs. Wilkes was born in York, PA to the late Ray E. Meyers and Rebecca Manifold Meyers Weaver.  She was a graduate of Elizabethtown College and Kent State University.  Phyllis worked for Eastern Airlines for 30 years. She was on the Board of Directors for the Greenville Symphony Orchestra and was a past president of The Guild of the Greenville Symphony. She had at least one Outward Bound experience and was active in the Rolling Green Community.

Surviving, are a brother, William E. Meyers and wife, Shirley of Ann Harbor, MI; a sister, Gloria M. Denlinger of Lititz, PA; two nephews, Michael Ball and Joe Denlinger and wife, Canice; four nieces, Betsy Farner and husband, Peter, Diane Ball Shopf and husband, Ward, Amy Ball Peebles and Alison Kreider and husband, Randall and several great-nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a sister, Joanne Ball Miller.

A private celebration of life will be held at a later date at the family’s convenience.

Condolences to the family of Phyllis Meyers Wilkes

  • Anthony Marotta
    7 months ago

    I’m very sorry for your loss. Phyllis was such a great lady that gave so much of her time and energy to the symphony. I will miss her hugs and her smile and her sense of humor. RIP dear friend. -Anthony Marotta

  • dawn mixon
    7 months ago

    I have known Mrs. Phyllis for many years. I work on the Bookmobile that goes to Rolling Green. She came every two weeks to check out books from us. How I will miss her kind words and her wit. I am sorry for the loss that her family is facing. I shall miss her also!!!

  • Debra Strange
    7 months ago

    Phyllis was a great lady with a no nonsense take on things and a great sense of humor. She was a great mentor to me during time as an officer of the Guild of the Greenville Symphony. I will miss her.

  • Debbie Paden Mobley
    7 months ago

    I am sorry for you loss. Phyllis was one of the first Guild members I met when I moved to the Greenville area. Her dry wit would make my husband, Sherwood, howl with laughter. I always enjoyed her hugs and chats and will miss her terribly. I imagine she and Sherwood are laughing together even as I type this note. Prayers sent to those who loved her.

  • Sue Priester
    7 months ago

    She was a lovely lady, and I’ll miss her smile and good humor.

  • Greenville Chautauqua is truly saddened that Phyllis is no longer with us. She has been coming the Chautauqua since the very beginning. Often when the RGV bus couldn’t come, Phyllis would pick up Doris and Marion and whomever else at RGV who wanted to go and drive them to the show. When we needed a wine taster for a fund raiser, it was at Phyllis’ house we sampled the choices. And she served on the Chautauqua board and attended every fundraise we ever had. She was so much fun that I always thought Phyllis was my age only to find from the obit that she was 20 years older. If you haven’t already held the Celebration of Life, please be sure to let me know and I’ll tell the rest of Chautauqua.

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