Avenell Phillimore, 83, of 931 Snowmass Drive, Galion, died Thursday, September 19, 2013 at Kindred Hospital, Mansfield after a lengthy illness.
Avenell was born in Sandy Hook, KY on May 30, 1930 to the late Add and Stella (Fraley) Wilson Clevenger. She married C. Lindy Phillimore on March 26, 1947 and he preceded her in death on August 9, 2003.
She worked during her younger years at the former North Electric, Galion. Avenell was a member of the Crestline Nazarene Church and her church was a very important part in her life. She was co-owner of the former A's-Com-N-C, a gift store in Galion and Lexington. She loved shopping, traveling, and family and enjoyed wintering in Florida.
She is survived by her four brothers, Edgar (Betty) Clevenger, Cordis (Betty) Clevenger, Denzil (Donna Lee) Clevenger, Troy (Paula) Clevenger, and her two sisters, Avis (William) Hoffman and Freda Sandquist. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and a special friend Philip Stentz.
She was preceded in death by her son, Ronald Phillimore. She was also preceded in death by eight brothers and four sisters, Gus Wilson, Garland Clevenger, Sylvan Clevenger, Albert Clevenger, Addie Heath, Cecil Clevenger, Raymond Clevenger, Bina Clevenger, Edna Clevenger, Bess Clevenger, Beacher Clevenger and Bill Clevenger.
Friends may call from 4:00 to 8:00 PM on Monday, September 23, 2013 at the Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home, Galion. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at the Crestline Church of the Nazarene, with Rev. Scott Buell officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery, Crestline.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Crestline Church of the Nazarene in care of the funeral home.
Online condolences to the family may be made at masfh.com