News Death Notice
PHILLIPS, Mary Ellen 80, of Springfield, passed away Thursday, February 20, 2014 in Springfield Regional Medical Center. She was born July 31, 1933 in Portsmouth, Ohio, the daughter of John and Della Workman. Mrs. Phillips was a member of the International Pentecostal Church of Christ. She enjoyed visiting nursing homes and having prayers with the residents and with others. Survivors include seven children; David (Catherine) Craycraft, Nickie Craycraft, Jeff (Melissa Kay) Craycraft, Springfield, Darrell (Roxann) Craycraft, Wilmington, Ohio, Torita (Jerry) Henson, Springfield, Kevin Phillips, Dayton and Keith (Angie) Phillips, Springfield, 28 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren, one sister; Geneva Harris, Springfield, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Robert E. Craycraft in 2008 and Joe Phillips in 2012, one son; Bruce Craycraft, three brothers; Billy, John, and Cowan Workman, one sister; Hazel Pendleton and her parents. Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM Tuesday in the JONES-KENNEY-ZECHMAN FUNERAL HOME with Pastor Richard Blevins officiating. Friends may visit with the family for one hour prior to the services. Burial will follow in Ferncliff Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Community Mercy Hospice.