She graduated from Lorain High School and she married her beloved husband Frank Phillips on September 29, 1951, raising three children together. Phyllis was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Church in Lorain, Lakeland Woman’s Club in Lorain, a lifetime member of the IAV Post #1, where she served as National, State and Local President of the Women’s Auxiliary and a member of the American Business Women’s Association of Lorain, where she also served as President.
She owned and operated Flowers by Lucy and Phyllis in Lorain along with her mother and later worked for Lorain City Schools as a teacher’s aide. Phyllis enjoyed playing cards, casino bus trips, cooking, sunsets, dancing with her husband and spending time together on holidays and special occasions with her family and friends.
She is survived by her loving children, Frank (Debra) Phillips, Jr., Deborah (William) Siskovic and Joseph (Susan) Phillips; grandchildren, Heather Phillips, Holly (Ryan) Burt and Cynthia (Matthew) Shafley, Justin (Alaina) Houston and Jennah Siskovic and Joseph (Lauren) Phillips and cherished great grandchildren, Madalynn, Carra, Isabella and Allaura.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 62 years, Frank Phillips, Sr. on February 8, 2014; infant daughter, Lucy Ann Phillips; parents, Joseph and Lucy (nee Balena) Brunotts and sister, Clara Brunotts.
The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2150 Broadway, Lorain, (440) 244-1961, Thursday, May 8, 2014 from 4 to 8 P.M. The IAV Women’s Auxiliary will conduct their services at the funeral home Friday, May 9, 2014 at 9 A.M. with closing prayers to follow at 9:20 A.M. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 A.M. at St. Anthony of Padua, 1305 East Erie Avenue, Lorain. Father Richard E. Hudak, Pastor, officiating. Entombment services will follow the Mass at Resthaven Memory Gardens, Avon, in the Mausoleum.