Thursday, July 3rd, 2014
On June 28, 2014, at 8:37 p.m. the world lost a beautiful wife, wonderful daughter, faithful sister, devoted mother, loving aunt, caring grandmother, patient great-grandmother, trusted friend and loyal co-worker. But heaven gained a diligent Christian.
These words describe Phyllis Ilene Key, who after 87 years entered heaven's gates on the right arm of her husband, Delbert, and youngest son, Matthew. They are rejoicing as they head to the throne of God.
Awaiting the time to join them and to complete their family circle are two sons, Sam and Brad, their respective wives, Peggy and Paula, and Matt's widow, Robin. There are no in-laws in this family as Phyllis loved each one the same, never forgetting a birthday or anniversary.
Her 26 grandchildren include Mandy, Sammi and spouse Jake, Sara and husband Bob, Seth and wife Miranda, Levi, Hannah and husband Kyle. In addition are Brooke and husband Gabe, Lucas and wife Karen, Lindsey and spouse Keith, McKenzie and husband Kyle, Madison and spouse Jonathan, Greg and wife Chrissy, Todd, Paul and spouse Brittany, and Allison; 23 great-grandchildren who include her little Buckeyes, Hayden, Paige, Marleigh, Keyton, Kruse, Griffin, Bryn, Riley, Haley, Presley and Evie. Her little Hoosiers include Jordan, Jayce, Ethan, JaimeAnn, KyleeRaye, and MattieGrace. Her Missouri greats include Jaiden, Deacon, Knox, Lincoln, Leah, and Matthews. Two great-great-grandchildren complete the family tree with Teagen and Stella.
She was born May 16, 1927, to Sanford and Ormal Powers.
Deceased are two brothers Dale Keith and James Edward (Lilly) Powers.
She grew up on a farm in Randolph County, Ind., graduating from Wayne High School in 1945. She married Delbert Key on Aug. 25, 1946, and remained happily married until his death in 1989. Phyllis loved doing for her family and friends and was a wonderful cook and a good housekeeper.
She and her husband enjoyed camping and boating at Lake Cumberland while making many wonderful memories with family and friends. She loved to play cards, but her motto was "play to win."
She attended New Lisbon Christian Church and for several years hosted a weekly Bible study in her home before moving to assisted living, where she was enjoying some well-deserved rest under the watchful eyes of nieces Donna and Deb.
Her church family described her as a quiet, but classy lady. All who knew her will certainly miss such a loving spirit.
So special was her time spent with family that she requested a private service with the immediate family and a graveside service for extended family and friends.
Accepting contributions in honor of Phyllis are New Lisbon Christian Church, the Gideons, and/or Autism Speaks.