Green, Phyllis

Written by David Green.

Phyllis Green, 84, formerly of Morenci, Mich., died Oct. 23, 2012, at Spectrum Health in Reed City, Mich.

She was born March 11, 1928, in West Unity, Ohio, the daughter of Doyte and Rena (Porter) Rich.  On June 8, 1951, she married Amos M. Green, Jr., in Morenci.  He preceded her in death on July 24, 1988.

Phyllis was a homemaker who worked as a correspondent for the Adrian Telegram and as a nurses's aide for a number of years.  Besides residing in Morenci, Phyllis spent many years in Hillsdale, Mich., Aiken, S.C., and Evart, Mich.  She was a member of the Morenci American Legion Auxiliary, the Morenci First Baptist Church, the Hillsdale First Baptist Church, the Marion Street Baptist Church in Aiken, and the South Side Free Will Baptist Church in Aiken.

Phyllis is survived by three daughters, Debra MacDonald of Evart, Janice Scott of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Maureen (and Tommy) Walling of Warrenville, S.C.; one son,  Keith Green of Aiken; a brother, Robert Rich of Rushville, Ind.; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and five great-step-grandchildren.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Amie Jo, in infancy; a son, Terrel in 2008, and a infant grandson, Douglas MacDonald.

Funeral services are planned at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci.  Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci. Visitation is scheduled at 1 p.m. Saturday until the time of service.

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