Phyllis L. Rea, 63, of Greenfield died Friday, January 25, 2013, at 4 p.m. as the result of an automobile accident on State Route 753 in Fayette Co.
Phyllis was born February 19, 1949, in Greene County, Ohio at Jamestown to Lowell Clarence and Velma Louise Ellis Woods. She was a graduate of Edward Lee McClain High School in Greenfield and the University of Cincinnati. She was a lifelong resident of the Good Hope community.
She worked at Co-Alliance Energy and Agribusiness Solutions in Atlanta, Ohio and had worked for Royster-Clark and Landmark. She was a substitute teacher in the Miami Trace, Washington Court House and Greenfield school districts.
Phyllis was an active member of the Good Hope United Methodist where she sang in the choir, was a Sunday school teacher and served as church treasurer. She was extremely active in all aspects of the 4-H program in Fayette Co. She was a longtime advisor of the Rough Riders 4-H Club; had served on numerous 4-H committees, including the horse committee and was Sr. Superintendent of Horse projects at the Fayette County Fair.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Thomas Rea on September 13, 1988; by her father, Lowell C. Woods on June 1, 2010; two brothers, Perrill and David Woods and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Earl and Marjorie Rea.
She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Angela and Michael DuVernay of Washington Court House and Michele and Mark Snider of Good Hope; two grandchildren, Thomas May and Shelby Snider; her mother, Velma Woods of Greenfield; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Tricia and Steve Shepherd of West Alexander and Nanci and Bill Sexten of Washington Court House; a sister-in-law, Jonna Woods of Jamestown and was loved by a full family of nieces, nephews and cousins.
The funeral will be Friday, February 1, 2013, at 10 a.m. at the Good Hope United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jon H. Cook and Rev. Jon R. Silveous, pastors at the church, officiating. Burial will follow in Good Hope Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House Thursday from 3-7 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the 4-H Horse Committee, c/o the Fayette County Extension Office, 1415 U. S. Route 22-SW, or the Good Hope United Methodist Church, c/o Penny Johnson, 4652 Miami Trace Road-SW, Washington Court House, Ohio 43160.