OBITUARY

Phyllis Schiwal

November 2, 1947April 3, 2019

Mrs. Phyllis Dale Schiwal, age 71, of Douglasville, GA passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2019. She was born to the late Harvey and Luberta Harrington on November 2, 1947 in Greeley, CO. Phyllis was an avid crafter with exceptional creativity. Her hands were never idle! From teaching classes on fiber arts to birthing, she spent her lifetime as an educator. As a member of the Douglasville First United Methodist Church, she devoted her time to numerous ministry projects. She loved her family and friends dearly, but the title she treasured most was ‘Grammie.’

Mrs. Schiwal is survived by her husband of 49 years, James; her daughters, Nicole Schiwal, Aimeé Schiwal (Matthew Pinto), and Sara Schiwal (Michael Hendley); her siblings, Harvey Harrington (Kris) and Ann Christianson (Robert); her grandchildren, Esmé Pinto, Nora Hendley, and Noelle Hendley; and numerous other family and friends from South Dakota, West Virginia, and Georgia.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, April 8, 2019 from 10 AM to 11 AM. A service will follow at 11 AM in the Rosehaven Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her honor to Douglasville First United Methodist: Fiber Arts Ministries.

Those who wish to express condolences or share a special memory may do so online at www.whitleygarner.com

Arrangements by: Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home, Douglasville, GA 30134, 770-942-4246

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Monday, April 8, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, April 8, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Reception Following The Service
REMEMBERING

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Mitchell Appliance Co

April 16, 2019

We extend our heartfelt sympathy to you during this time.

The Mitchell’s

Rhonda Stephenson

April 10, 2019

I first met Phyllis when I joined the Georgia Friendship Guild. I can still hear her laugh. I didn't know her well, or long, but she made me feel so welcome and helped me feel I was a part of the Guild when I joined. Rhonda Stephenson

Caryl Knox

April 8, 2019

Phil was so loved. You just wanted to be with her. At our Cherokee Rose Quilt Meetings she always had something she was piecing during the meeting. One of our favorite gatherings was the Quilt Til You Wilt! We all joined in on her saying about the day, "Fun, Food and Fellowship". Before we left, Phil would gather our scraps from your quilting project. Needless to say, she was then fondly known as " Scrappy". Phil was full of life and shared that joy with all. Miss you girl!

Kristina Aldred (Fiber Friend)

April 5, 2019

Bubbly. Bursting with energy and love. Laughing. Joyful. Kind. Ever smiling. Cherished her family and every moment spent with them. And ever so much more. Phyl, you will be missed by so many.

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Biography

Mrs. Phyllis Dale Schiwal, age 71, of Douglasville, GA passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2019. She was born to the late Harvey and Luberta Harrington on November 2, 1947 in Greeley, CO. Phyllis was an avid crafter with exceptional creativity. Her hands were never idle! From teaching classes on fiber arts to birthing, she spent her lifetime as an educator. As a member of the Douglasville First United Methodist Church, she devoted her time to numerous ministry projects. She loved her family and friends dearly, but the title she treasured most was ‘Grammie.’

Mrs. Schiwal is survived by her husband of 49 years, James; her daughters, Nicole Schiwal, Aimeé Schiwal (Matthew Pinto), and Sara Schiwal (Michael Hendley); her siblings, Harvey Harrington (Kris) and Ann Christianson (Robert); her grandchildren, Esmé Pinto, Nora Hendley, and Noelle Hendley; and numerous other family and friends from South Dakota, West Virginia, and Georgia.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, April 8, 2019 from 10 AM to 11 AM. A service will follow at 11 AM in the Rosehaven Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her honor to Douglasville First United Methodist: Fiber Arts Ministries.

Those who wish to express condolences or share a special memory may do so online at www.whitleygarner.com

Arrangements by: Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home, Douglasville, GA 30134, 770-942-4246