Phyliss Bickerstaff, 78, of Hopedale, passed away suddenly with her family at her side on Saturday, October 22, 2022, at UPMC in Pittsburgh, PA. She was born on February 11, 1944, in Keosauqua, Iowa, to her parents, Robert and Dora Marie Witkanak Hughes.

Phyllis was a nurse’s aide and home health caregiver for over 40 years. She dearly loved all she cared for and became part of their families. She was an amazing mother and grandmother. She had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to laugh and have fun. She enjoyed baking and spending time with family and friends.

She will be sadly missed by Kenny, her husband of 60 years, daughter Debbie (Ty) Geanangel, son David Bickerstaff of Hopedale, and grandchildren Paige, Wade, Aidan & Noah.

Calling hours and funeral were Tuesday, October 25, 2022, at Clark-Kirkland-Barr Funeral Home, Cadiz, with Dean Blythe officiating. Burial will take place at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Gables Care Center, c/o activities fund, 351 Lahm Drive, Hopedale, OH 43976. The memorial guestbook may be signed at