OBITUARY

Phyllis Gayle Bailey-Starmer

April 23, 1941August 31, 2018

Phyllis Gayle Bailey-Starmer, age 77, passed away on Friday, August 31, 2018 at Berkeley Square Retirement Community.

She was born on April 23, 1941 in Hamilton, Ohio to Luther and Sadie (Lewis) McWhorter. Phyllis graduated from Talawanda High School. She furthered her education at Miami University, where she earned a Master’s Degree in Education. On May 9, 1958, Phyllis married Stanton Bailey. He passed away on July 16, 1995. She then married Peter Starmer on May 8, 2000. Phyllis was a member of West Side Baptist Church. She taught in the Edgewood school district for 23 years, before becoming a professor at Miami University Oxford. She retired in 1997. In her spare time, Phyllis liked reading, cooking, and sewing. She was very involved in the activities at Berkeley and enjoyed storytelling. Phyllis loved spending time with her family. She is survived by her husband Peter; children Sheila (Ed) Lykins, Kelly (Doug) Grollmus, John (Susan) Bailey; 5 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; siblings Patricia Paullin and Billie Jo Spicer; and her “Bailey Bunch”. Phyllis was preceded in death by her first husband, sister Carol Jean McWhorter, and her parents. Private services will take place for Phyllis at a later date. The family asks that memorial contributions be made to Berkeley Square: Activity Fund, 100 Berkeley Drive, Hamilton, OH 45013.

  • FAMILY

  • Phyllis is survived by her husband Peter; children Sheila (Ed) Lykins, Kelly (Doug) Grollmus, John (Susan) Bailey; 5 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; siblings Patricia Paullin and Billie Jo Spicer; and her “Bailey Bunch”.
  • DONATIONS

  • Berkeley Square:Activities Fund

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Becky Willis

September 5, 2018

With deepest sympathy to all of you. Phyllis was a very special person and will be missed.
Becky & Doug Willis

Theresa Troutman

September 4, 2018


Phyllis was a very lovely person. One of my favorite people at Miami. My prayers are with you. I will alway remember her. So glad I had the chance to have lunch with her a few months ago. Theresa T. Miami Hamilton

Gail Bowker

September 3, 2018

I am so sorry to hear about Phyllis. She would always have something funny to say and make everyone in the room laugh. She was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother. My thoughts and prayers are with all of her family and may you always keep your precious memories of her with you. God bless you during this time.

FROM THE FAMILY