Phyllis J. Connell, 83, Monticello, formerly of Buffalo, passed away at 7:55 a.m. Friday, May 30, 2014, at IU Health White Memorial Hospital, Monticello.
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She was born on Nov. 24, 1930 in Indianapolis to the late James W. and Selma (Doerges) Cox. On Nov. 24, 1948 she married William "Bill" Connell in Monon and he preceded her in death in October of 1983.
Phyllis graduated from Buffalo High School. She was a CNA at Turtle Creek now known as Monticello Assisted Living and Health Care and also operated the Blueberry Fruit Stand and Patch in Buffalo. She was a member of the VFW Women in Logansport and attended the Brethren Church in Buffalo.
She enjoyed cooking for her family and spending time with her family. She loved bird watching, especially hummingbirds, playing cards, taking care of the patients at the nursing home, attending grandchildren's sporting events, and collecting photos.
She is survived by three daughters, Inez Connell, Buffalo, Kathy Hardesty, Yeoman, Melinda Connell, Louisiana; three sons, Jim (Cathy) Connell, Burnettsville, Artie (Marcia) Connell, Buffalo, Jody (Becky) Connell, Buffalo; sister, Jennie Morehouse, Raccoon Lake; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a special nephew, Steve Connell.
She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Colleen Connell and dear friend, Elmo "Stinky" Davis.
A graveside memorial service will be held on Sunday, June 22 at Hughes Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. A Celebration of Life will follow at the Buffalo Fire House from 2 – 4 p.m.; carry-in's are welcome.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Buffalo Volunteer Fire Dept.
Springer-Voorhis-Draper of Monticello entrusted with care.
SPRINGER-VOORHIS-DRAPER FUNERAL HOME INC
202 S ILLINOIS ST Monticello, IN 47960
Published in The Monticello Herald Journal on June 6, 2014