Phyllis Lila Wichner, 80, native New Yorker and long-time resident of Oak
Ridge died at home early Saturday morning surrounded by close family members
after a short severe illness. Phyllis is deeply missed by husband Robert,
daughter Robin, son Joel, sister Rosalind Benton, niece and nephew Michelle
Clift and Bruce Benton, sister and brother in-law Suzanne and Phil Goldman,
and nieces Jill Goldman, Nancy Resnik and Andrea Cole. She was a loving wife
and mother. For many years she was a co-owner of a specialty clothing shop
in the Greenwich Village Mall. She was a prolific and creative artist with a
long-term involvement with the Oak Ridge Art Center. She will be missed by
her many friends in the print-making group of the Oak Ridge Art Center,
fellow members of the L.U.N.A. art group, and fellow bridge group members.
Graveside services will be held at the Bethel Cemetery in the Oak Ridge
Memorial Park, Tuesday afternoon, January 29, at three PM.