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Phyllis Joan Kelley, 89, residing in Vermilion, passed away early Thursday morning, November 30, 2017 at Kingston of Vermilion after a brief illness.

Phyllis was born on July 14, 1928 in Marion, OH to the late James E. and Crystal (Brobeck) Kelley.

Phyllis graduated from Lorain High School and attended Cleveland Institute of Cosmetology. She worked as a beautician in Lorain for several years, and she and her daughter were vendors at Jamie's Flea Market and displayed at area craft shows for 35 years.

Phyllis is survived by her daughters, Marsha (Charles) Smith of Vermilion, Kay (Stephen) Mackey of Huron and Lacey Kelley of Huron; sons, Jeffrey Romes of Vermilion and Kirk (Cindy) Romes of Chillicothe; granddaughters, Tricia (Lisa) Mackey of Columbia, SC, Brittany and Kelsea Romes of Bay Village, Yolanda (Anthony) Barton of Agoura Hills, CA, Rachel Romes of Chatsworth, CA and Cassie (Sean) Hortsman of Stockbridge, MI; grandsons, Brian Mackey of Sandusky and Kirk (Taryn) Romes of Canal Winchester and 8 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Phyllis is preceded in death by her daughter, Giovanna Romes in 1996; two sons in infancy; two sisters, and one brother.

Private family services will be held and conducted at a later date. Groff Funeral Homes & Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.

Those wishing to contribute to Phyllis' memory may do so to Mercy New Life Hospice, 3500 Kolbe Rd., Lorain, OH 44053.

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