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Phyllis Ilene (Powers) Key (1927 - 2014)

  • "May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow."
    - Denise A.( Isaiah 25:8)

Phyllis Key, 87

Phyllis Ilene Key, 87, entered Heaven's Gates on the right arm of her husband Delbert and youngest son Matthew Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 8:37 p.m. The world lost a beautiful wife, wonderful daughter, faithful sister, devoted mother, loving aunt, caring grandmother, patient great grandmother, trusted friend, and loyal co-worker. But, Heaven gained a diligent Christian. Her husband and son are rejoicing as they head to the throne of God.
She was born May 16, 1927 to Sanford and Ormal Powers. She grew up on a farm in Randolph County, Indiana, graduating from Wayne High School in with class of 1945. She married Delbert August 25, 1946 and remained happily married until his death in 1989. Phyllis loved doing for her family and friends and was a wonderful cook and a good housekeeper. She and Delbert enjoyed camping and boating at Lake Cumberland while making many wonderful memories with family and friends. She loved to play cards, but her motto was "play to win."
She attended New Lisbon Christian Church for several years hosting a weekly Bible study in her home before moving to assisted living where she was enjoying some well-deserved rest under the watchful eyes of nieces Donna and Deb. Her church family so caressingly and lovingly described her as a quiet, but classy lady. Pastor Susan said it best, "Phyllis loved to live because she lived to love."
All who knew her will certainly miss such a loving spirit! See you soon!
Awaiting the time to join them and to complete their family circle are two sons, Sam and Brad, their respective wives Peggy and Paula, and Matt's widow, Robin. There are no in-laws in this family as Phyllis loved each one the same, never forgetting a birthday or anniversary. In fact in the last few years you may have been blessed with two birthday cards. Her 26 grandchildren include Mandy, Sammi and spouse Jake, Sara and husband Bob, Seth and wife Miranda, Levi, Hannah and husband Kyle. In addition are Brooke and husband Gabe, Lucas and wife Karen, Lindsey and spouse Keith, McKenzie and husband Kyle, Madison and spouse Jonathan, Greg and wife Chrissy, Todd, Paul and spouse Brittany, and Allison. Twenty-three great-grandchildren include her little Buckeyes, Hayden, Paige, Marleigh, Keyton, Kruse, Griffin, Bryn, Riley, Haley, Presley, and Evie. Her little Hoosiers include Jordan, Jayce, Ethan, JaimeAnn, KyleeRaye, and MattieGrace. Her Missouri greats include Jaiden, Deacon, Knox, Lincoln, Leah, and Matthews. Two great, great grandchildren complete the family tree with Teagen and Stella.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Dale Keith and James Edward Powers (wife Lilly).
So special was her time spent with family that she requested a private service with the immediate family and a graveside service for extended family and friends. Fraze-Brooks Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to New Lisbon Christian Church, the Gideons, and/or Autism Speaks, 1060 State Rd., Second Floor, Princeton, NJ 08540.
Published in the Winchester News-Gazette on July 5, 2014
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