Phyllis Backus

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August 14, 1936 - December 9, 2014

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Friday, December 12th from 6-8 p.m.


Saturday, December 13th at 10:30 a.m.


Blendon Central Cemetery


Phyllis J. Backus, 78, of Westerville, passed away Tuesday December 9, 2014 at St. Ann’s Hospital. Member and Past Worthy Matron of Lorraine Chapter # 1 O.E.S. Preceded in death by parents, Tilford & Mary Ramsey; brother John and sister, Pauline; granddaughter, Jennifer Backus. Survived by loving husband, Harold D. Backus. children; David (Leslie) Backus of Delaware, OH, Greg (Cheryl) Backus of Richwood, OH, Tom Backus of Barboursville, WV and Amy (Grant) Courtheyn of Gahanna, OH. step-children; Carolyn Price of NC and J.D. Fagan of WV. grandchildren; Angela, Christopher and Charles; sisters; Jewell Wriston and Wanda (Jerry) Neal. brothers; Gary Ramsey and Joe (Gay) Moore. several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the MORELAND FUNERAL HOME 55 East Schrock Road Westerville, 6-8 p.m. Friday where service will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday December 13, 2014 with visitation one hour prior to service. Pastor Mark Husko officiating. Interment Blendon Central Cemetery. Eastern Star Service 8:00 p.m. Friday.


Ed Forney - Dec 13, 2014

My sincere condolences to the Backus family. Dear friends and neighbors on Sunbury Rd for many years. Both my sons got the biggest kick from visiting Phyllis and Harold. She will be missed by many.So very sorry I didn’t make the funeral, as I just learned about it tonight. At a loss for words.

Jarrett Alston - Dec 13, 2014

Words cannot express my sincere sorrow for the loss of your mother. My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Bill & Margo Perkins - Dec 12, 2014

Our deepest sympathy to the whole Backus family. Our memories of time spent with Phyllis during our years as neighbors will remain with us always. Her ever present smile and laugh brightened every occasion. A very sweet & loving woman.

Paul Plehier - Magda Courtheyn - Dec 12, 2014

Dear Amy and Grant,
We offer our sincere condolences to you and your family.
The passing of a parent creates a great void.
Much strength.

Don Maxwell - Dec 11, 2014

I am very sorry for your loss. My prayers are for you and your family. May fond memories help to keep your family strong.

Courtheyn- Scharre Filip-An - Dec 11, 2014

Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time!

Randy - Dec 11, 2014

Words can not express the sorrow I feel hearing the sad news that Aunt Phyllis has passed on. She was a bright star among us and her joy and happiness spread to all in her presence. I could not help but smile whenever I was near her. A great void has been created in the lives of all that knew and loved her.

Susan Backus - Dec 11, 2014

So very sorry for the loss of a warm, wonderful woman. Aunt Phyllis always always always had a smile on her face. I am so glad that I got to see her when I visited dad last fall. Much love to all of you and a big hug for my unc!!!

john mawyer - Dec 11, 2014

To the Backus Family, I am so sorry for your loss.You will be in my PRAYERS.Mo

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