Phyllis M. Thomas, 100 of Lafayette Hill formerly of Slatington, died Saturday January 5, 2013 at Spring Mill Village. She was the wife of the late Dr. Marvin R. Thomas, who died in 1974. Born in Slatington, she was the daughter of the late Dr. Charles H and Minnie (Roper) Muschlitz. During WWII, she was a member of the Army Observer Corps, a civilian group who at night went out to spot planes. Phyllis was a housewife until her children graduated High School. She then worked as a nursery school teacher for the former LARC until the age of 69. Phyllis learned to dance at an early age, and taught classes in the Slatington area. She was a harpist, who studied at Wellesley College and the Philadelphia Conservatory of Music. Phyllis was an avid bridge player, and enjoyed playing up until this past summer. As a member of the Slatington Women's Club, Phyllis would open her home for quilting pillows depicting Slatington landmarks as a money making project for the club. She was a lifelong member of St. John's UCC; and had previously been a Sunday School teacher, and played on the Bell Choir.
Survivors: Son; Richard M. Thomas and wife Mary Ellen of Glenside. Daughters; Pamela Herzberger of Silver Spring MD, Patricia and husband Luke Rentschler of Philadelphia. 7 Grandchidlren, 12 Great Grandchildren. Niece; Judy Muschlitz of TX.
Services: 12Noon Wednesday January 9, 2013 Harding Funeral Home, 25-27 N. Second St., Slatington. Calling hour 11AM-12 at the funeral home. Interment to follow at Union Cemetery, Slatington.
Contributions: In lieu of flowers, can be made to St. John's UCC General Fund 15 S. Second St, Slatington or West Chester University School of Music, Harp Ensemble, c/o Professor Galante, 700 S. High St, West Chester PA 19383