Phyllis Geraldine Crisp Taylor

January 13, 1940 - November 2, 2019

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Monday, November 4, 2019
3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Secor Funeral Home
202 W Maple Street
Willard , Ohio 44890

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
1:30 p.m.
Secor Funeral Home
202 W Maple Street
Willard , Ohio 44890

Phyllis Geraldine Crisp Taylor, 79, of Plymouth, Ohio passed away on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at her home. She was born on January 13, 1940 in Mendota, Virginia to the late Willie and Gertrude (Steffey) Nester and has been a Plymouth resident since 1956. Phyllis had been employed at the Buurma Farms for 15 years and retired as a nursing assistant from Hillside Acres Nursing Home after 37 years. She was a member of the Tiro United Baptist Church.

She is survived by her two sons and daughters-in-law, James and Debbie Crisp of Deland, FL and Gregory and Kim Crisp of Plymouth; one daughter and son-in-law, Trish and Gregory Adkins of Mansfield; grandchildren, Brandon Crisp, Matthew Crisp, Phillip (Shelly) Crisp, Katie Crisp, Morgan (Jarred) Hintz, Adam (Laura) Stine and Aaron (Jackie) Stine; great grandchildren, Ariel Stine, Lilly Stine, Naomi Stine and Asher Stine; stepchildren, Brenda (David) Myers of Plymouth, Kathy Diane (Harold) Smedley of Plymouth, Larry Gene (MaryLee) Taylor of Mount Vernon and Pamela Taylor of Shelby; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill Nester of Plymouth; Frank and Linda Nester of Willard; John and Ella Mae Nester of Willard; sisters and brothers-in-law, Irene and Clayton Bartow of Plymouth and Eddy and Gene Fritz of Big Prairie, OH; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by an infant son, Homer Lee Crisp; her first husband, Donald Crisp; second husband, Johnnie Taylor; step son, Johnie Lee Taylor; brothers, Bob Nester, Herman Nester and James Nester; and sister-in-law, Wanda Nester.

Family and friends may visit on Monday, November 4, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard. Her funeral service will be on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Merlin Dye and Pastor James Robinson officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven. Memorial contributions can be made to the Tiro Untied Baptist Church. Online condolences can be left for the family at


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Penny Howell - Nov 8, 2019
I loved working with Phyllis, she was a great worker and a joy to work with . Heaven has gained another angel. Sending prayers all the family
Lorna Tuttle Lacey - Nov 7, 2019
So very sorry for your loss, prayers for peace and comfort to you all. She was always so nice to me the times I have been to her house. Much love to all the family.
Denise Hollenbaugh - Nov 6, 2019
Had the pleasure of working with Phyllis for over 16 years at Hillside. She was a lovely caring person. Rest in peace Phyllis.
Scott and Julie Bartow - Nov 5, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the family. With deepest sympathies we regret the loss everyone is experiencing, but we must always remember she is in a place much better than we are now. Look forward to the day you will meet again and not back on the this day of loss. With deepest sympathies now, but tomorrow rejoice for the years she had here on this earth. Reflect upon the great example and influence she was.
Molly Harrington - Nov 4, 2019
Phyllis was a great co-worker and friend. She will be missed.
Nick Nester - Nov 4, 2019
Such a wonderful lady who will be greatly missed. I remember bear hugging her as I was growing up and always spinning her around since she was so little! My heart goes out to my family during this difficult time.
Cathy Barr - Nov 3, 2019
My heart goes out to the entire family and to all who loved this special lady. She will be missed, but lives on in your loving memories. Our heart-felt condolences, Cathy and Rob
Robin Smedley - Nov 3, 2019
Geraldine was a wonderful person and joy to know. She will be missed. Prayers and Comfort to her families
Tammy Shepherd - Nov 3, 2019
So sorry for your loss! Phyllis was a sweet lady that I enjoyed working with at Hillside.
Jenny Marrone - Nov 3, 2019
So very sorry for your loss.
Carole hulec - Nov 2, 2019
Sorry for your loss. I worked with her at hillside. Wonderful woman
Marty Holida - Nov 2, 2019
Sending you all lots of love and prayers. This sweet lady was truly a kind beautiful soul. I'm sure she's an even more beautiful angel. Hang onto your precious memories. She'll always live in your hearts.