Phyllis May Simmons, 88, of Wellington, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at the Elms Retirement Village.
Born on July 16, 1924 in Elyria, she was the daughter of the late Leonard and Lucille (nee Wilcox) Forbush.
Phyllis adored her family and cherished the time she spent with them. She loved animals of all kinds. Phyllis served as a 4-H leader with the Stablemates for more than 40 years.
Survivors include her son, Glenn (Linda) Rising; daughter, Kathyn (Garry) Starr; and five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Simmons; sister, Lottie Secrest; and brothers Gorden and Lenn Forbush.
Friends and family will be received on Monday, Nov. 5, from 5-8 p.m. at Norton-Eastman Funeral Home, 370 South Main St., Wellington, where services will be held on Tuesday beginning at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Lea Mahan officiating.
Burial will follow at River Road Cemetery, Lagrange.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.norton-eastmanfuneralhome.com.