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Phyllis J. (Gross) Parling

September 18, 1928 ~ November 3, 2022 (age 94) 94 Years Old

Obituary

Phyllis Jean Parling, age 94 of Stokesdale, NC and formerly of Midland, MI died Thursday, November 3, 2022 at Annie Penn Hospital in Reidsville, NC. She was born on September 18, 1928 in St. Johns, MI to the late Ersyl “Pete” and Marguerite (Davis) Gross. On September 11, 1948 she married Melvin Parling. They shared 48 years together before his death in May of 1997.

Phyllis and Melvin first lived in Freeland before moving to Midland in the early 1980’s. Phyllis was employed as an accountant for Dow Corning retiring in 1988 after 23 years of service. After retirement they enjoyed wintering in Mesa, AZ where Phyllis won the woman’s golf league one year and played softball until she was 80.  She enjoyed cooking and baking. Her mac and cheese and molasses cookies were always requested, especially by her grandchildren.

Surviving are her children, Janice (Bruce) Tallmadge of Stokesdale, NC and Craig (Cathleen) Parling of Traverse City, MI.  Also surviving are her grandchildren, Tracy Goss (Donald Hethcox), Brooke Tallmadge (Joseph Brock), Brittany Parling (William Cook), Drew Parling (Deanne Walby), and Heath Parling (Nicole Jacobs) and her great-grandchildren Kylie Kirkman (Dustin), Kendall Goss, Emelyn Brock, William Brock, Alexandra Cook and Maya Cook. In addition to her parents and husband, Phyllis was preceded in death by her grandchildren, Stacey Elenbaas and Nicholas Tallmadge.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday November 10th at the Wilson MILLER Funeral Home in Midland, MI. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until the time of service at 1:00 pm. Private interment will take place in the Lafayette Township Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be offered to Pardee Cancer Treatment Fund of Midland. Personal messages of condolence may be offered to the family at www.wilson-miller.com.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
November 10, 2022

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Wilson Miller Funeral Home
4210 N Saginaw Rd
Midland, MI 486402325

Funeral Service
Thursday
November 10, 2022

1:00 PM
Wilson Miller Funeral Home
4210 N Saginaw Rd
Midland, MI 486402325

Donations

Pardee Cancer Treatment Fund
4201 Campus Ridge Dr. Ste. 1275, Midland MI 48640
Tel: 1-989-839-3929
Web: https://www.midmichigan.org/locations/profile/?id=2891&utm_medium=local&utm_source=google_plus-local

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