Phyllis D. Blystone, age 88, long time resident of Cambridge Springs, PA and more recently of Edinboro Manor for the past year and half passed away Monday, December 28, 2015 at Saint Vincent Heath Center in Erie, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Edinboro, PA on February 5, 1927, Phyllis was a daughter of the late Nelson Stafford and Beatrice Hayes Stafford. She married Clarence Blystone on February 17, 1947 and he? preceded her in death on June 25, 1983.

Blystone,PhyllisIn her younger years, Phyllis worked as a waitress at the Riverside Hotel for 17 years and did house work for many people in Cambridge Springs. Phyllis considered her marriage, being a mother of four children, being a grandma, and being a born again Christian as her most cherished accomplishments. She faithfully attended the First Church of God Church in Cambridge Springs where she taught Sunday School for many years. Phyllis enjoyed crocheting, reading, working cross words, playing cards at her former home at Bartlett Gardens in Cambridge Springs and at the Senior Citizens Seniors in Cambridge Springs.

Preceding Phyllis in death in addition to her parents and her husband – Clarence was a daughter – Kim Daily who died in 2009; four brothers – Norman Roy Stafford, Blair Stafford, Donald Stafford, and Virgil Stafford; and a brother-in-law – Merle Knapp. Surviving Phyllis are two sons – Roy Blystone and his wife, Debra of Venango and Bob Blystone and his wife, Sharon of Cambridge Springs; a daughter – Sandra Jump and her husband, Dan of Cambridge Springs; fourteen grandchildren – Marylee, Roy Lee, Jr., Christy, Michael, Michelle, Tiffany, Brian, Kevin, Jeff, Stacy, Denise, Brenda, Dan, and Hannah; 32 great grandchildren; and six great great grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister – Marion Knapp of Meadville and a brother – Neil Stafford of Cambridge Springs.

Friends may call at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home in Cambridge Springs on Friday, January 1st from 2-4 and 6-8 and are invited to attend a funeral service there on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Reverend James Callender, pastor of the First Church of God in Cambridge Springs and a very special friend, will officiate. Interment will be in Venango Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the First Church of God or to Cambridge Area Volunteer Ambulance Service.