I'm always sad to hear another "Mary Tyler Moore Show" cast member has passed away: Ted Knight, MTM, Valerie Harper, Georgia Engel, and now Cloris. That leaves John Amos, Ed Asner, Gavin McLeod and Betty White.
I just loved Phyllis. Such a rich, layered, and most of all, deeply hilarious character. She had such a way with a line and a "moment," whether it be her joy when she realized her brother was not interested in Rhoda but was instead gay, or her imitating her in-laws muttering about her in Swedish.