Phyllis was born in Gettysburg in 1951 and grew up in Adams County. A 1968 graduate of Littlestown High School, she began
her studies in nursing at Hanover General Hospital School of Nursing, received her certification as a podiatric surgical technician
and completed continuing education courses on Peaceful Dying and Working Through Grief.
During the past 39 years, Phyllis was employed in the medical field as an optometric technician at Morrison Associates,
Harrisburg, surgical nurse/operating room technician and manager for Dr. James B. Freed Associates, Harrisburg, hospital La
Leche Counselor, medication technician at Mooreland Elementary School, Carlisle, fitness technician at Curves of Carlisle,
hostess at Camelia’s Sin Tea Parlor in Carlisle, and administrative assistant and after-care counselor for Neumyer Funeral
Home in Harrisburg, before joining Ewing Brothers Funeral Home in July, 2009. A treasurer of antiques, she is the owner of
"Forget-Me-Not Antiques" and "MoonBaby Antiques & Unforgettable Whatchamacallits".
She moved to Carlisle in 1988 with her family so that her three children could pursue their passion and be closer to the
Central PA Youth Ballet, where they studied classical ballet until being invited to continue their training at the School
of American Ballet in New York City. Phyllis played the role of "Frau Stahlbaum" for many years with CPYB’s Nutcracker.
She is the proud mother of Jessy, a former member of New York City Ballet and cast member of "Phantom Of The Opera", Adam,
a soloist with New York City Ballet, choreographer and artist, and Emmy, a 2003 graduate of Carlisle High School and former
ballet dancer and teacher. Emmy followed her calling and is a graduate of Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and Point
Park University. She is a licensed Funeral Director with Sperling Funeral Home in Pittsburgh.
Phyllis is grateful for the opportunity to be part of the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home "family" - dedicated to compassionately
supporting families through one of their most difficult times.