Phyllis Ruth (Allen) Binks, 88, died peacefully on August 24, 2014 surrounded by family in her daughter’s home in Bowling Green, OH. She was born on April 22, 1926 in Girard, IL to Abe and Esther Stone.
Phyllis spent her youth in Jacksonville, IL where she married Everett Conlee Allen. He died in 1978 shortly after they had moved to Shelby NC. She was preceded in death by her second husband Richard Binks in 2009.
Phyllis and Everett moved to Ohio and eventually settled in Delta, OH where they raised their 5 children. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, traveling and playing golf. Phyllis was an avid reader and, like her father, worked a daily crossword puzzle. She was a wonderful cook. Her family dinners were a joyful time of companionship and good food.
Phyllis is survived by 3 of her children Barbara Allen, Bowling Green OH, David Allen, Lexington, KY and Susan (Ken) Smith, Justin, TX; 10 grandchildren Andrew (Teri) Kissel, James (Staci ) Kissel, Rebecca (Kelly) King, Wesley (Tania) Allen, John (Brenda) Allen, Christopher Allen, Jennifer Allen, Beth Anne Smith, Mary Sue (Scott) Neal and Jason (Heidi) Smith. She also had 21 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Betty Fitzsimmons, son Thomas Allen (1967) and daughter Betsy Jo Allen (1969). She also leaves behind her special friend Libby.
Services for Phyllis will be private with interment at Greenlawn Cemetery in Delta. Arrangements are entrusted with Barnes Funeral Chapel, 5825 St. Hwy 109 in Delta, OH. Memorial donations may be made to the Tom and Betsy Allen Memorial at the Delta Public Library, 402 Main St, Delta, OH 43515 or Bridge Hospice, 15100 Birchaven Lane, Findlay, OH 45840. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our website at www.barnesfuneralchapel com.
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