2014-03-08 / Obituaries

Phyllis Anne (Lynn) King

Phyllis Anne (Lynn) King, age 91 of Millersport, passed away February 27, 2014, at Fairfield Medical Center. She was born on May 4, 1922, in Thornville, to the late Helen (Neel) Lynn and F. Stanley Lynn.

She was a graduate of Thornville High School, Class of 1940. She married Robert W. King in May of 1940 and they farmed for 44 years. Phyllis participated in musical events starting in her junior high years and continued this career until her recent retirement. She began organist duties at the Trinity United Church of Christ in Thornville in the 40’s. She served as organist at St John’s Episcopal Church in Lancaster for three years. Then she was appointed organist at the First Presbyterian Church of Lancaster and completed 48 years there. In addition, she played for numerous weddings, funerals, and other musical events in Lancaster and surrounding communities. She was a clerk for Walnut Township Trustees in Fairfield County and a longtime member of DAR and the Alpha Mother’s Club.

Phyllis is survived by daughters and sons-in-law; Jean (Milt) Plunkett of Beavercreek, OH and Judy (JB) Coffman of Pataskala; daughter-in-law, Linda (Smurr) King of Millersport; six grandchildren, Lynette (King) Jim Mattox, Michael (Sherrill) King, Lori King and friend Brian Harwood, Todd (Michelle) Plunkett, Rob (Megan) Plunkett, Melanie (Plunkett) Ken Pompili; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sisters, Joan Smock and Norma Ortman; one sister-in-law, Donna McIntre; one cousin, Margaret Mock; many nieces and nephews; and many great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert(Bob) in 1984; son, James Lee in 2010; and sister, Peg Fisher.

Funeral service was held March 5, 2014, at the First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Matthew Richardson officiating. Burial followed in Lutheran Reformed Cemetery, Thornville. Memorial gifts may be given to the First Presbyterian Church, 222 N. Broad St., Lancaster, OH 43130.

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