of Howell, MI, formerly of Chelsea and Jackson, age 88, died Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at Medilodge of Howell. She was born August 7, 1932 in Chelsea, Michigan, the daughter of Kenneth R. & Harriet J. (Stofer) Piatt.  Phyllis graduated from Chelsea High School in 1950. She retired from Chelsea Milling Company after 40 years, and during many of those working years she also served and bar tendered at Stiver's Restaurant. Phyllis was the rock of her family, Early on as the sole breadwinner of the family in the 60’s and 70’s she worked long hours to provide for her children. Later in life she continued to stay in close contact with and continued to support her family in numerous ways until she was no longer able. This loving and generous lady will be missed by all she knew.

Survivors include her three children, Jeff (Laurie) Haas of Brighton, Deborah Haas-Torrice (fiancé Andy Delonbard) of Dallas Texas, Timothy Haas (Theresa Moore) of Pinkney; 14 grandchildren, Alexandra Haas, Jeff Pettipher, Amedio Torrice, Mary Bowdish (Torrice), Jenna Boycott (Haas), Mindy Hommerding (Haas), Chloe Hackett, Denise (Cody) Chen, Michelle Haas, Tracy Scott (Haas), Jullian Dunn, Katelynn Michel, Bethany Michel, & Rochelle Beeman.

She was preceded in death by her son David Kirk Haas, her daughter Mary Haas-Hackett, a grandson Richard Haas, and her siblings, Jerry Piatt, Kenneth Piatt, Shirley Johnson, Betty Wahl, Mary Lou Brown, and Minnie May Erskine.

The family will receive friends at Cole Funeral Chapel on Wednesday, Feb. 24, from noon - 1 pm.  A private service for her family will follow. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Chelsea, Michigan. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Foundation of America.

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#6 Kathy Roesch 2021-02-24 13:04
We are very sorry for your loss.
Our thoughts and prayers to you Tim and Theresa and the whole family.
We send our deepest sympathy.
#5 Megan Erskine 2021-02-23 17:32
I am so sorry for your loss. Aunt Phyllis was such a wonderful and kind person. I have fond memories of visiting her home in Chelsea.
#4 Karen Moore 2021-02-22 21:18
I have so many fond memories of your mom and of all of you kids. You were all such wonderful neighbors on Ivey Road. Your mom was the most amazing mother too. She worked so hard to give all of you the best life she could. I always enjoyed her when I would spend the night with Mary Lou. She did have such a great laugh, and just loved her life and her family. Love you all, and I am so sorry for your loss. Even when its a blessing for them, it is hard to say goodbye, our mommas are precious gems.
#3 Rick Barnes 2021-02-22 21:17
Mom was Joan Piatt (Niece). Lost Mom in 2019, she was one of Moms favorite Aunts. I remember her from family reunions growing up, special lady. Sorry for the loss.

#2 Nancy King 2021-02-20 17:59
Sending lots of love and hugs. So sorry for your loss. With sincere sympathy and prayers.
#1 Nancy king 2021-02-20 13:59
I am going to miss aunt Phyllis. She was like a second mother to me. I never would have got through nursing school without her. I can't make it to the service but will be with you all in thoughts and prayers. Love you all.

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