Phyllis P. Helvig, 73, of Newport, passed away Thursday December 21, 2017 at the Holy Spirit Hospital. She was born November 26, 1944 in Kistler, Perry County to Rosie and John Hockenberry. She was retired from the Willow Valley Nursing Home where she was the Recreational Director, Lancaster and recently worked for Perry County Transportation and was a volunteer with the New Bloomfield Sr. Citizen Center. She was a member of the New Bloomfield United Methodist Church.
Phyllis is survived by her husband Gary J. Helvig; sons Wayne S. Lesher IV of New Bloomfield and Jeffrey Lesher of New Bloomfield; step children Kyle and Cristin Helvig of Minnesota; nine grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son Dwaine Lesher, daughter Tammy Lesher and sisters Patricia Berry and Donna Bailor.
Services will be held Thursday from the New Bloomfield UMC, 100 West Main Street, New Bloomfield with a viewing from 10 AM until the funeral service at 11 AM with Pastor Jean Felty officiating. Burial will follow in Sandy Hill Cemetery, Loysville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Newport Ambulance League, 30 S. Third Street, Newport, Pa. 17074.