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LORAIN – Phyllis Phillips (nee:Brunotts), 82, was called home on Thursday, May 1, 2014 to be reunited with her beloved husband of 62 years, Frank Phillips Sr.
Phyllis was born on July 19, 1931 in Lorain, OH. She graduated from Lorain High School and she married her beloved husband Frank Phillips on September 29, 1951 raising three children together. Phyllis was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Church in Lorain, Lakeland Woman's Club in Lorain, a lifetime member of the IAV Post #1 where she served as National, State and Local President of the Women's Auxiliary and a member of the American Business Women's Association of Lorain where she also served as President. She owned and operated Flowers by Lucy and Phyllis in Lorain along with her mother and later worked for Lorain City Schools as a teacher's aide. Phyllis enjoyed playing cards, casino bus trips, cooking, sunsets, dancing with her husband and spending time together on holidays and special occasions with her family and friends.
She is survived by her loving children, Frank (Debra) Phillips Jr, Deborah (William) Siskovic and Joseph (Susan) Phillips; grandchildren, Heather Phillips, Holly (Ryan) Burt and Cynthia (Matthew) Shafley: Justin (Alaina) Houston and Jennah Siskovic: and Joseph (Lauren) Phillips; and cherished great grandchildren, Madalynn, Carra, Isabella and Allaura.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 62 years, Frank Phillips Sr. on February 8, 2014; infant daughter, Lucy Ann Phillips; parents, Joseph and Lucy (nee: Balena) Brunotts; and sister, Clara Brunotts.
The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2150 Broadway, Lorain (440) 244-1961 on Thursday, May 8, 2014 from 4:00 – 8:00 PM. The IAV Women's Auxiliary will conduct their services at the funeral home on Friday at 9:00 AM with closing prayers to follow at 9:20 AM. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM, Friday, May 9, 2014 at St. Anthony of Padua, 1305 East Erie Avenue, Lorain, OH 44052, Fr. Richard E. Hudak, Pastor, officiating. Entombment services will follow the Mass at Resthaven Memory Gardens, Avon, OH in the mausoleum.
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Published in The Morning Journal on May 6, 2014
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