Mary Ellen Phillips

October 9, 1936 - January 14, 2020

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Thursday, January 16, 2020
4:00 PM-7:00 PM
Secor Funeral Home
Plymouth , Ohio

Visitation 2:
One Hour Before Funeral Mass
Friday, January 17, 2020
St. Joseph Catholic Church
Plymouth , Ohio

Friday, January 17, 2020
10:30 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church
Plymouth , Ohio

Mary Ellen Phillips, age 83, of Plymouth, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2020 peacefully at her home in Plymouth, OH. She was born October 9, 1936, in Toledo, Ohio, to the late Ray Markley and Anna Marie (Hollyday) Markley. Mary was a 1954 graduate of Fremont Ross High School, married Clyde Anthony Phillips on June 12, 1954, and retired in 1999 from MTD Products. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Altar Rosary Society and a volunteer at Mercy Health, Willard for many years. She enjoyed crocheting, playing the piano, camping, and spending time with her family. Mary was the "Angel of the Family".

She is survived by her seven children, Ray (Juanita Lynch) Phillips of Columbia City, IN, Andrea (David) Viner of Ashland, Cynthia Lynch of Plymouth, Christopher (Sue King) Phillips of Plymouth, Elizabeth (Gregory) Starkey of North Fairfield, Marianne (David) Williamson of New Washington, David (Lisa King) Phillips of Plymouth; son-in-law, Louis Lynch of Shelby; 20 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; a brother, Robert (Sylvia) Markley of Emmett, Idaho; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Clyde A. Phillips who died June 7, 1985 and a brother, James Markley in 1978.

Visitation will be Thursday, January 16, 2020 from 4:00 - 7:00 PM at the Secor Funeral Home in Plymouth, OH and one hour prior to her funeral mass (at St. Joseph Catholic Church) which will be on Friday, January 17, 2020 at 10:30am at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Plymouth with Fr. George Mahas officiating. Burial will follow at the Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice or St. Joseph Catholic Church. Online condolences may be made to the family at


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Sister Diane Hay - Jan 27, 2020
Dear Family Members, Please accept my deepest sympathy at the death of Mary. I was truly my honor to be able to minister to her towards the end of her life. Little did we know. May God bless each and every one of you.
Pamela Lafferty - Jan 24, 2020
Marianne and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers and hugs.
Denise Powers - Jan 22, 2020
Cindy and family. My sincerest condolences for the loss of your mother. Take comfort in knowing there is another angel in heaven watching over you and yours.
Jim, Sandy, Luke and Ben Blum - Jan 17, 2020
Sorry for your loss. We appreciate everything that Mary and her family did for our family. Thank you.
Tim Swartz family - Jan 17, 2020
Prayers for the family in this time of loss.
Darrell and Marilyn Shepherd - Jan 16, 2020
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Mary She was such a wonderful lady. Loved by all who was blessed to know her. You have our deepest sympathy.
Andrew Dannemiller - Jan 16, 2020
I learned of Mary's passing just today and regret not being able to attend her funeral mass. I will surely miss her gentle ways and all the kindness shown to me for so many years with cards and visits and phone calls. May she know the joy of heaven and eternal reward. Andrew Dannemiller
Anthony Dell’Eva - Jan 16, 2020
My condolences to all of Mary’s family. She is with God. Cindy introduced me to Mary in October. I only knew Mary for a short time. However, in that short period she and I became friends.
Tom Shank - Jan 16, 2020
A wonderful, sweet lady! Your family was truly blessed by her!
Janet Hines - Jan 16, 2020
Cindy and family. My deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother. Her kindness was always present. May she now rest in peace. May all of you find peace and comfort.
Chris Daniel - Jan 15, 2020
What great memories I have of growing up with the Phillips family. They were great friends to my Mom & Dad. May your strong faith and the love of family and friends be of comfort to you at this time. God Bless.
Mike and Linda Veletean - Jan 15, 2020
Please know you have our deepest sympathy and that you are in our prayers.
Doug McQuate - Jan 15, 2020
Prayers for the Phillip's family.
Barb Gerber - Jan 15, 2020
My sincere condolences to you all. May God bless you with all your wonderful memories. I’m sure she will be missed by so many. My prayers are with you all.??
Connie Roy - Jan 15, 2020
Mary’s outstanding legacy of love & faith, strength & kindness, live on in her children...❤️
Trish Palmer Tarr - Jan 15, 2020
Phillips family..... I am so sorry to hear of Mary's passing. What a wonderful woman. I have many campground memories of her and the many gatherings of our 2 families over the years. Thinking of you all during this difficult time.
Donna Myers - Jan 15, 2020
Cynthis and Family; My sympathy at this time of great loss. Your mother was such a sweet person whom I remember mostly from church in Willard. May she now rest in the arms of her loving Lord.
Mark & Rhonda Wicker - Jan 15, 2020
We are heartbroken for your family. Please know we would be there if we could.
Joanne Kusko - Jan 15, 2020
My heart goes out to the entire family. Mary was such a sweet person and will be greatly missed.
Steven Daniel - Jan 15, 2020
Oh the memories with the Phillips family growing up--I will never forget their kindness and how much fun we had. Clyde and Mary Ellen have joined my parents Kenny and Vivian Daniel in heaven and are having a marvelous time. Love to everyone in the Phillips family.
Dorothy Seidel - Jan 15, 2020
Cynthia I am so sorry for the loss of your mother, she was such a loving kind person and I will keep your family in my prayers.
Newman & Darlene King - Jan 14, 2020
Sending condolences to the family of the loss of Mary. Hold on to the memories made with her.
Leon & Agnes Schwartz, Marne,Michigan - Jan 14, 2020
Sorry for your loss, we will be keeping your family in your prayers.