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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