WEST PARIS — Phyllis Irene Corson, 85, of Sumner, died peacefully, surrounded by family, Feb. 5 at Ledgeview Living Center, where she had been a resident since 2008.

Phyllis was born Aug. 11, 1927, the daughter of Ada Mitchell and Herman Tyler. Phyllis, one of 12 children, grew up on the family farm located in Phillips. Her education began in a one-room school house and she later graduated from Phillips High School. She married Ellery Corson on April 4, 1952.

She was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Auburn, later attending services regularly at the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Turner. Phyllis retired from C.F. Wells in Buckfield at the age of 75. She also worked for Wilner Wood Products, Decoster Egg Farms, Maine Apple Growers and Greenwood Orchards.

Phyllis was well-known for her delicious strawberries and her beautiful handmade Christmas wreaths. She took much pride in her flower and vegetable gardens. Phyllis loved yard sales and doing wood crafts.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Ellery; four sons, Steve Corson and wife, Peggy, Steve Robert Campbell and wife, Candy, Eugene Corson and wife, Patty, and William Corson and wife, Robin; two daughters, Beverly Parsons and husband, Dan, and Diana Smith and husband, Michael; Phyllis was blessed with 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brothers, Linwood Tyler and George “Pop” Tyler; sisters, Janet Crocker, Lena Selko and Arvilla Petet; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Phyllis was predeceased by brothers, Bill Tyler, Albert Tyler, Ray Tyler and Everett Tyler; sisters, Estelle Frasier and Corrine Ross; and her first husband, Edward Campbell.

The family would like to extend a special thank-you to the staff at Ledgeview Living Center for the great care, love and compassion provided.

Online condolences may be shared with her family at www.chandlerfunerals.com.

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