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Phyllis A. Free, 85, of Washington, went to her heavenly home from Specialty Select Hospital in Evansville on Jan. 16, 2018. She was born Feb. 26, 1932, to Kenneth and Lucille (Morris) Bowdle in Frankfort, Ohio. She attended Unionoda schools in Ohio. On Oct. 2, 1948, she married the love of her life, Russell A. Free. Phyllis worked at Hagel's Jewelry Store in Washington for 20 years. She ran a concession stand at the public pool in Washington for many years. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Washington and the Washington Arts and Flowers Club. She enjoyed making a home for her family.
Phyllis is survived by her husband, Russell A. Free; children Kenny (Linda) Free, Sharon (Mike) Myers, Cheryl Snyder, and Tammy (Rob) Elkins; grandchildren Gabe Myers, Brandon (Liz) Myers, Erica Free, Derek (Sheyla) Free, Adrienne (Todd) LaBorwit, Sam (Rachel) Williams, Chandler Elkins, and Blake Elkins; and 10 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents; an infant son; brother Robert Bowdle (Phil); two sisters, Nina Taylor (Ote) and Ruth Robinson (Ronnie); and son-in-law Larry Snyder.
The funeral service for Phyllis will take place Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, at 1 p.m. at Sugarland Memory Gardens Mausoleum, 4334 N. SR 57, Washington, IN 47501. Visitation will be Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Gill Funeral Home, 308 E. Walnut St., Washington, IN 47501. Memorial contributions may be made to the Washington Arts and Flowers Club. Online condolences may be made at www.gillsince1872.com.
Published on January 17, 2018
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