Zechar Bailey Funeral Home

1499 N Broadway Po Box 337, Greenville, OH


Phyllis J. Aukerman

March 31, 1931October 20, 2019

Phyllis J. Aukerman, age 88 of Greenville, Ohio and formerly of Gettysburg passed away at 8:47 AM Sunday October 20, 2019 at the Brookdale Senior Living of Greenville. Phyllis was born March 31, 1931 in Darke County and the daughter of the late William “Ray” and Ethel S. (Downey) Bryson.

She was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Phyllis loved to enjoy the sights and sounds of nature, especially squirrel and bird watching. She also enjoyed listening to music and played the violin.

Phyllis was retired after 22 years as the owner of Paragon Health Store of Gettysburg.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Melvin E. Aukerman September 1, 2009. They were married June 24, 1950. Also brothers Maurice Bryson, David Bryson, Marvin Bryson, William Bryson, James Bryson and Thomas W. Bryson; sisters Opal Bryson and Marguerite Bird.

Phyllis is survived by her children Scott (Mary) Aukerman of Texas, Philip (Wendi) Aukerman of Gettysburg, Ohio, Tamara (Robert) Fraley of Greenville, Beth (Joe White) Aukerman of Gettysburg, Ohio and Camilla (Jean Devore) Aukerman of Zanesfield; 10 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Private Graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens with Mr. Doug Stahl officiating.

Funeral arrangements by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio.


  • Private Graveside Service


Phyllis J. Aukerman

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Lindsey Neal

October 23, 2019

We just heard about Phyllis. Our hearts go out to the family. We wish we were there to share an interchange of encouragement. We thank Jehovah for a wonderful future.
Love from Lindsey & Marty.

Dixie Bryson

October 21, 2019

Phyllis was Corky's(Leo) aunt on Bryson side he would speak of her often. She was a very kind and caring person. So sorry to hear of her passing. My condoliences to the family.