Violet M. “Vi” Phillips (nee Black), 82, of Elyria, passed away Sunday, August 5, 2012, at Keystone Pointe in LaGrange, following a long illness. She was born September 22, 1929, in Marion, Pennsylvania and was an Elyria resident for most of her life.
She worked at the Elyria Elks Lodge as a cook for 20 years, retiring in 2007. Prior to that, she worked at the former Mac’s Restaurant in downtown Elyria. Vi was a member of the Elyria Elks Lodge #465 and the American Legion Post 12 Auxiliary and enjoyed cooking and collecting cook books. Survivors include her son, Richard “Rick” (Mary) Phillips of Elyria; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen in 2002; and a daughter, Peggy Liebig.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, August 8, 2012, 4 until 7 P.M., at the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at State Rt. 57), Elyria. Private graveside services will be Thursday, August 9, 2012, at Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst Township.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Elyria Elks Lodge #465, 246 Second St., Elyria.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.laubenthalmercado.com.