Phyllis Netherland


Phyllis Netherland’s daughter described her as a “a go-getter” who never sat down. She was somebody who was always seeking new experiences. She loved art, travel, her grandchildren, and was accepting of people from all walks of life.

Of the seeming swarm of friends in Gettysburg, almost everybody commented on her smile and her laugh.

“Absent Friends” is published in the Gettysburg Times on Thursdays. It tells the stories of people who go through their lives working and playing and affecting the lives of others with only a few ever knowing their names. Subjects are chosen mostly at random but suggestions may be emailed to

T.W. Burger began is journalism career at the Gettysburg Times in 1985. He worked for several other newspapers in the area during the 1990s and 2000s before returning to the Times as a correspondent in 2013.

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Roger Lund

What a beautiful tribute to a wonderful woman. As her dear friends testified, she was beautiful inside and out. Her contributions to the community were immeasurable.

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