Phyllis Joyce "Joy" (Hartman/Green) Reiber

August 5, 1926 ~ March 22, 2024 (age 97) 97 Years Old

Phyllis Reiber Obituary

Phyllis “Joy” (Hartman/Green) Reiber, 97, died peacefully of natural causes in Columbus, Ohio, on March 22, 2024. Joy was born on August 5, 1926, in York, Pennsylvania. She lived and worked in York until she married Gordon Green, and they moved to Columbus, Ohio. They had two children, Shelley Green and Mark Green. Gordon was a Ph.D. faculty research scientist at The Ohio State University in dental bacteriology. Joy assisted him in preparing his master’s and doctoral theses. Joy had a career in executive administration after Gordon’s death, working for the College of Education at The Ohio State University. Her last job was with the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau. After retirement, she attended a high school reunion in York, Pennsylvania, and became reacquainted with another York native, Edwin Reiber, whose spouse had passed, and they developed a close relationship. The two were married in 2003. Joy was known for her dedication to family, her creative and social skills, and elegant personal style. Joy was happiest when entertaining or spending time with others.

She was predeceased by her parents Robert E. Hartman and Martha (Snyder) Hartman, her sisters Ruby Yinger and Norma Jean Crone, by her first husband and father of her children Gordon E. Green, and by her late husband Edwin E Reiber. Joy is survived by her children Shelley Green of Montrose, Colorado, and Mark (Jean Ann) Green of Columbus, Ohio; grandchildren Ian (Rebecca) Gumbert of East Petersburg, Pennsylvania; Derek (Charlene) Green of Clearwater, Florida; Emily Green of Columbus, Ohio, Elizabeth Green of Columbus, Ohio; nephew Dan (Sharon) Yinger of Millsboro, Delaware; son-in-law Mark (Jenny) Reiber of Gastonia, North Carolina; and grandchildren-in-law Will Reiber and Olivia Reiber both of Charlotte, North Carolina; and Brooks Reiber of New York City, New York.

Joy was a member of the Church of the Master United Methodist Church in Westerville, Ohio. A celebration of life for Joy will be held at the Church at 10am on March 28, 2024.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of the Master United Methodist Church, 24 N Grove St, Westerville, OH 43081, online at; or to Bella Care Hospice, 110 Polaris Pkwy, Ste 302, Westerville, OH 43082, or online at

She will be interred in the family plot at St. David’s Church Old Cemetery, Hanover Pennsylvania.







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Celebration of Life
March 28, 2024

10:00 AM
Church of the Master UMC
24 N Grove St
Westerville, OH 43081


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