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Phyllis E. Castle-Ruggles

d. November 6, 2020

Phyllis was born on December 10th, 1934 in Lawrence County, Kentucky to the late Hayward and Elva Butcher.  Phyllis was married to the late Emory Castle for just shy of 50 years.  Phyllis was then blessed to find love again and was married to the late Elbert Ruggles for almost 12 years. Phyllis is survived by her two loving daughters Michelle (Tim) Eckard of Galloway and Cynthia (Josh) Glosser of Grove City, sister Irene McCloud of Londonderry and brother Sandy Butcher of Columbus.  Phyllis is also survived by many nieces and nephews.  Phyllis loved her natural family, her church family, and most of all her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Phyllis was saved when she was 14 years old and joined the Poe’s Run United Baptist Church in 1948 where she was a faithful member until her and Emory moved to Columbus in 1963 where she joined the Alder Chapel United Baptist Church in West Jefferson and remained a faithful and dedicated member until her passing.  Phyllis enjoyed watching sports and especially enjoyed rooting for the Ohio State Buckeye football team and the Cincinnati Reds.  Phyllis had a loving smile, gracious heart, and a spirited determination that will be missed by all who loved her.  We feel that our loss is Heaven’s gain.  We know that this is not good-bye mom, it is just a temporary parting until we see you soon walking on that street of gold.  Phyllis’s showing will be held from 4:00-8:00p.m. TUESDAY at the TIDD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 5265 Norwich Street, Hilliard, OH 43026, (614)-876-1722.  Her Funeral Service will be held 11:00a.m. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2020 at ALDER UNITED BAPTIST CHAPEL, 8320 Morgan Road, West Jefferson, OH 43162 and she will be laid to rest following the service in the Somerford Cemetery in London, Ohio.  Elder Bob Hackney of the Alder Chapel will be officiating the funeral services.   In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Alder United Baptist Chapel, 8320 Morgan Road, West Jefferson, Ohio 43162, in her memory.  Please share your favorite memory of Phyllis on this website and send your condolences to her family.


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Tuesday, November 10, 2020

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Tidd Family Funeral Home

5265 Norwich St, Hilliard, OH 43026

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Alder Chapel United Baptist Church

8320 Morgan Rd, West Jefferson, OH 43162

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