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Phyllis Cowan Gabriel

January 13, 1929 — February 24, 2022

GABRIEL, Phyllis Cowan, age 93, of Kettering, passed away Thursday, February 24, 2022. She was born in Manila, Arkansas in 1929 to Harry Benjamin and Edna (Rundberg) Cowan. Phyllis attended the University of Arkansas, University of Nevada, and Drake University, where she met her future husband, Speros Andrew Gabriel. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church and Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. Phyllis was an avid sports fan and especially enjoyed OSU football. She also loved her PEO sisters.

Preceded in death by her loving husband of 59 years, Dr. Speros (Gabe) Gabriel (2013); daughter, Phyllis Lyn Gabriel (1990); brothers, John Cowan, Ben Cowan; and sisters, Anita Mooring and Carolyn Stakely. Phyllis is survived by her sons, Dr. Andrew H. (Deborah K.) Gabriel, their children, Dr. Speros and Eileen, of Dayton and John S. (Anne B.) Gabriel, their children, Pamela and Benjamin, of Westerville, OH; sister-in-law, Mary Ann Kotis of Chicago, IL, and many nieces and nephews.

Family will greet friends on Friday, March 4 from 5:00pm-7:00pm at Routsong Funeral Home, 2100 E. Stroop Rd., Kettering. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, March 5 at 10:00am at Christ United Methodist Church, 3440 Shroyer Rd., Kettering, OH 45429. Burial to follow at David’s Cemetery, 4600 Mad River Rd., Kettering, OH. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Phyllis Lyn Gabriel Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o Christ United Methodist Church. Special thanks to the staff at Walnut Creek Assisted Living and Phyllis’s best friend Betty Oiler.

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Friday, March 4, 2022

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Saturday, March 5, 2022

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3440 Shroyer Rd, Dayton, OH 45429

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