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Phyllis Palm (Artman) Bailey

September 5, 1935 ~ April 24, 2020 (age 84)


Phyllis Palm (Artman) Bailey, Hadley and Atlantic passed away early Friday morning, April 23, 2020 at the UPMC Horizon, Greenville following a brief illness, She was 84.

Phyllis was born in Salem Twp. on September 5, 1935 a daughter of the late Stanley and Blanche (Pfaff) Palm.  She was a graduate of the former Penn High School, Class of 1953. After having taken a class trip to Bell Telephone, Greenville she soon embarked on a 30 year career with Bell Telephone working out of Greenville, Sharon and Butler, following her retirement she worked as a switch board operator for Thiel College.

Phyllis enjoyed gardening and tending to her flowers, she had an interest in drag racing and NASCAR and throughout the years was the proud owner of several Ford Mustangs. Phyllis was an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys. She enjoyed many vacation road trips, especially to the Gatlinburg and the Smokey Mountains.  She often could be found fishing at Wilhelm and listening to all types of music.   But above all, her most cherished times were spent with her family, especially the moments shared with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her two sons, Robert M. Artman, Greenville and Douglas W. Artman and his wife Dona, Hadley; 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Pamela J.  Artman Fait; her husband John E. Bailey who preceded her in death in 2013; a sister, Nancy Stallsmith; Infant brother, Harold Palm and a brother Richard Palm.

The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the staff of the 3rd floor, UPMC Horizon Greenville for then excellent care and concern that they extended to the family during this time.

A celebration of the Phyllis’s life will be held in the summer of 2020.  Cremation has been selected with arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Robert L. Snyder Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 3223 Perry Hwy., Sheakleyville.  Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at

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