Mrs. Phyllis Strickler Childs

September 13, 1926May 10, 2019

Phyllis Strickler Childs, age 92, lived her life in Richmond, VA and passed away into the arms of her loving Savior on May 10, 2019.

Phyllis was born in Ramona, Kansas. She was a graduate of McPherson College with a BA in Fine Arts. She moved to Richmond, VA where she lived most of her life, along with her husband and her two sons.

She was an accomplished pianist, and taught many students in her home. She was an active member of Tuckahoe Presbyterian Church, where she sang in the choir. She enjoyed gardening, library club, and was a great friend to many in her neighborhood. She resided in Lakewood Manor Retirement Community approximately 11 years, before joining her PA family, just this past January, living in the health care unit at The Community At Rockhill. She was given loving care by the staff and Hospice workers for which we are so grateful. She understood she was with her family in PA.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dana Pitt Childs Sr., and her son, Dana P. Childs, Jr. Survivors include her son, Mark L. Childs (Glenda), and grandchildren, Rachel and Byron Childs. She had a special relationship with her Great Nephew, Kim, his wife, Lucinda Lorei, and their children, who visited her faithfully while she resided in the Richmond area. They were truly family to her in the absence of her PA family. A Visitation and Celebration of Life service will be held Friday, May 24, 2019 at The Community at Rockhill, 3250 State Road, Sellersville, Pennsylvania. The family will be happy to greet you from 3:00-3:30, and the Celebration of Life service will immediately follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Phyllis Childs can be made to Grand View Hospice Care, 700 Lawn Avenue, Sellersville, Pennsylvania 18960.


  • Grand View Hospice Care


  • Visitation Friday, May 24, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Friday, May 24, 2019


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Chari House-Randolph

May 15, 2019

I remember my first birthday in Ramona and you were there and helped in surprising me. Our (actually yours but step to me) Dad and my mother had just gotten married. I got a my first bicycle. I remember you trying to teach me how to play the piano where I got the chop stixs down but the piano just wasn't my thing. But most of all you taking me to Herington Swimming Pool you loved to swim and I loved the water. I remember the first dinner my mother prepared when you brought Dana, Sr. home from college for us to meet and Mom spilled the gravy on Dana. You told me of the time when you went to the Y to swim as you often did, and met Richard Chamberlain. You left me with great memories, crab fishing in Georgia when you lived there. Our visit when you were in Richmond and I came down with tonsillitis. But most of all the love you showed me as a step sister. Rest in Peace Sis and play that piano loud for our Lord. Tell all the family I miss them and love them as I do you. Wish I could have found you sooner. Love always and forever, until we meet again. your step-sister Chari.