Phyllis Ann Kohl
SPRINGFIELD: Phyllis Ann Kohl, age 80, passed away Friday, January 4, 2013 after a long, happy and fulfilling life.
She was born January 22, 1932 in Springfield, Ohio, the daughter of Pat and Narvada Murphy. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Melvin H. "Bud" Kohl after 49 years of marriage.
Phyllis is survived by her five loving children: Melvin Jr. "Chip" (Rita) Kohl of Springfield, Ohio, Robin (Ted) Bruner of Crestline, Ohio, Kim (Dave) Marshall of Springfield, Ohio, Heidi (Tim) Silvers of Tipp City, Ohio, Heather (Len) Komon of Beavercreek, Ohio; her friend and companion, Max Roth.
Phyllis was also preceded in death by her sister, Betty Jo Woodhouse, and brother, Doug Murphy, both of Springfield, Ohio.
Phyllis has 15 grandchildren she completely adored: Casey (Stephanie) Kohl, Cody (Renee) Kohl, Jacob (Sarah) Bruner, Jessica (Roland) Flick, JoBeth Bruner, Mandy (Dave) Hall, Guy (Stephanie) Marshall, Tug Marshall, Dusty (Emily) Marshall, Amby (Dusty) Hawk, Hillary Silvers, Jordan Komon, Zack Komon, Brock Komon, Skyler Komon. Phyllis also has ten great grandchildren whom she cherished: Grady & Griffin Kohl, Kaden, Brynn & Trey Bruner, Marshall, Piper & Willow Hall, Natalia & Adrianna Marshall.
Phyllis graduated from Enon High School in 1950 and was married to Melvin H. "Bud" Kohl later that year, on December 29, 1950.
She spent the majority of her life engaged in her #1 priority - raising her five children. For numerous years, she managed 4-H sewing groups with her daughters and extended family. She also found enough time and energy to fulfill her entrepreneurial spirit by creating and operating Candle Cove, a specialty candle & gift store in Springfield, Ohio. Never one to become complacent, Phyllis obtained her LPN degree from Clark State Community College in 1988, and proudly utilized her new educational talents working with the mentally disabled and senior residents at FF Mueller Residential Center in Springfield, Ohio. Her true joy was to witness her family grow in loving and miraculous ways, always keeping a positive attitude while sharing in her many life experiences.
Visitation will be Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at Jackson Lytle & Lewis Funeral Home, 2425 N. Limestone St, Springfield, Ohio from 10:30am to 12:00pm. Funeral services will be held directly after visitation at the Funeral Home. Burial will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Springfield, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made to FF Mueller Residential Center in Phyllis' honor.
Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.jacksonlytle.com