Phyllis Nipper Eaton 1939 - 2017 
Phyllis June Eaton, 77, of Wadsworth, passed away Thursday, April 9, 2017.  
She was born September 20, 1939, in Barberton to the late Lamar and Alda Nipper.
Mrs. Eaton was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ in Wadsworth and Mount Olive United Church of Christ in North Lima, Ohio.
She was a graduate of Wadsworth High School, Class of 1957, and received her Bachelor's in Education from Bowling Green State University in 1961.   She was a former employee of East Ohio Gas Company in Canton and Youngstown, Dutch Haus Restaurant in Columbiana, Sam's Club in Youngstown, and WalMart in Wadsworth.
Phyllis played the piano, loved Scrabble, Words with Friends, and all word games.   She was a member of both the church choir and bell choir, and enjoyed sewing and making doll clothes for The Giving Doll organization.   She was active with the Brownies, Girl Scouts, and 4H, and was a Cub Scout leader for the Boy Scouts.
Phyllis is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, James and Lisa Eaton of Brighton, Mich., Jeffrey and Rebecca Eaton of Canfield, Ohio;  and her brother, Roger Nipper and his wife Lorraine Thrush of Dunedin, Fla.
Memorial Service will take place at Trinity United Church of Christ, 215 High Street, Wadsworth OH 44281, on Saturday, May 6 at 2 p.m.
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Phyllis Nipper
Wadsworth High School
Class of 1957
WHS Business & Professional Women, 1956-57.  Front: Houston, Maglic, Hunsberger, Nagel, Kreider, Crumrine, Dulworth, Kahl, Frank.  Back:  Zeffer, Elliott, Wphlford, Tennant, Rohrer, Pahlau, Crislip, Nipper, Engler. 
WHS Choir (part), 1956-57.  Row 1:  Erbst, Rivers, Carney, Nipper, Martin, Simpson, Engler.  Row 2: Heavrin, Shook, Phillips, Harter, Vicars, Christian, Wheeler.  Row 3: Swagler, DeLong, Magyar, Kahl, Schultz, Miragliotta, Heath.  Row 4: Good, Crupi, Terry, Monteith, Walkerow, Brown, Trent. 
WHS Future Teachers of America, 1956-57.  Row 1: Zuber, Pahlau, Carney, Rohrer (President), Porter, Simpson, Crislip, Nipper, Engler, Mr. Kreitler (Advisor).  Row 2: Wheeler, Frank, Zeffer, Elliott, Schultz, Rohrer, Bunnelle, Lucas.  Row 3: McCoy, Hockensmith, Smith, Ashley, Serfass, Harrison, Harter, Kahl, Bowman.  Row 4: Westbrook, Stone, Lichty, Vislasky, Crumrine, Kreider, Nescheff.   

"Swaying with the breeze, Linda Johnson, Phyllis Nipper, and Judy Hartman perform the risky task of decorating the goal posts for a home football game."
Julie Batey  (WHS 1985), Chair, Wadsworth High School Alumni Association. 524 Broad Street, Wadsworth OH 44281.  
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