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Phyllis May Simmons

Phyllis May Simmons, 88, of Wellington, died Saturday, November 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 4H leader with the Stablemates for over 40 years.

Survivors include her son, Glenn (Linda) Rising; daughter, Kathryn (Garry) Starr; five grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren; and a sister, Jean Forbush.

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 Monday, November 5, 2012 from 5 to 8 P.M. at Norton-Eastman Funeral Home, 370 South Main Street, Wellington, where service will be held Tuesday, November 6, 2012 beginning at 11 A.M., with Rev. Lea Mahan officiating. Burial will follow at River Road Cemetery, LaGrange.

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