Phyllis Peresta (nee Cleckner), 94, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Feb. 23. Phyllis was born in Doylestown and had been a resident of the Clinton and Barberton area all her life where she was a member of Columbia United Church of Christ. Phyllis enjoyed traveling, attending concerts, sewing and crocheting. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family. Preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, John, who passed away Feb. 23, 1997; brother Sam Cleckner; and sisters Jane Lincicome and Hazel Lehtinen. She is survived by her children Margaret (Moses) Mi, Jane (Roger) Sedmack, John (Sue) Peresta and Barbara (Philip) Pete; grandchildren Wayne (Tammy) Terzin, Timothy Terzin, Mike (Leigh) Pete, Brian (Hayley) Pete, Christopher (Amy) Peresta and Jennifer (Roman) Dreussi; and 15 great-grandchildren. The family would like to thank the entire staff at Pleasant Pointe Assisted Living, Pleasant View Health Care Center and Crossroads Hospice for their comforting care.Phyllis’s Funeral Service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, at the Silva Hostetler Funeral Home, 1199 Wooster Road W, Barberton. Rev. John Henniger officiating. Interment at Clinton Cemetery. Calling Hours Thursday from noon until the service time. Memorials may be made to Columbia United Church of Christ, 978 Wooster Road W, Barberton. To share a memory or send a condolence, please visit www.silva-hostetler.com 330-825-8700.