November 09, 1922 - November 29, 2018
Phyllis Farrar Forschler, age 96, passed away on Thursday, November 29, 2018. Family will greet friends at Hart’s Mortuary, 756 Cherry St., Macon, GA, from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, December 1, 2018. A graveside service will follow at Riverside Cemetery, main gate. Reverend John Haney will officiate.
Formerly of Macon, GA, and Jacksonville, FL, Phyllis was living at Cambridge Court of Carlyle Place, Macon, GA, at the time of her death. Her family would like to thank the wonderful staff of Cambridge Court for the excellent care and quality of life they have provided Phyllis for the past 6 years.
Phyllis was born November 9, 1922, in Haddock, Georgia, the only child of Charles Minter Farrar, Jr., and Elizabeth Murray Farrar. Her grandfather, Charles Minter Farrar, Sr., was prominent in Jones County. She spent her early years in Gray, then her family moved to Byron, Georgia, where her father was a mail carrier. She attended high school in Byron.
After graduating high school, Phyllis attended Georgia State College for Women in Milledgeville, GA, where she earned an Associate Degree. While in college, she went on the “trip of a lifetime,” traveling by ship to Europe, and visiting many countries. After college, she worked as a Personnel Specialist at Warner Robins Air Force Base until she retired. After retirement Phyllis helped take care of her mother for several years at their home on Napier Avenue in Macon, GA. She was an active member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and of the Cherokee Heights Methodist Church. After moving to Carlyle Place, she became a member of Martha Bowman United Methodist Church.
In 1994, at the age of 72, Phyllis married for the first time. Her husband, Wilbur Forschler, of Jacksonville, FL, was an insurance company executive, and was also an accomplished organist, playing weekly at his church in Jacksonville. Phyllis and Wilbur, in their 6 years together, were very happy, and took lots of trips and enjoyed outings with friends. After Wilbur’s death in 2000, Phyllis continued to maintain their home in Jacksonville, before moving to independent living at Carlyle Place in 2006.
Phyllis is survived by a first cousin, Charles M. Farrar, and his wife, Alice, of Gray, GA, and their children, Thad Farrar (Heather Charest) of Marietta; and Julie Farrar Robinson (Wes), of Alpharetta, and their children, Charlie and Evan; and several second cousins, including, Leila Cramer of Washington, DC; Sarah Cramer of Alexandria, LA; and Caldwell Smith (Alice Benedict), of Providence, RI.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 886 Mulberry St., Macon, GA 31201.
Please visit www.hartsmort.com to sign the online guest registry.
Hart’s Mortuary on Cherry Street has charge of arrangements.