MOUNT VERNON — Phyllis A. Courson, 91, of Mount Vernon, passed away Monday, March 11, 2019, at her home surrounded by her family.

She was born Jan. 1, 1928, in Thornville to Franklin A. and Della A. (Eis) Gettys.

Phyllis loved her Lord and Savior and was a member of the Grove Church of Christ. She was also a member of the Poetry Group and Art Guild of Mount Vernon. Phyllis enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
She is survived by her loving husband of 71 years Marlyn Courson; three daughters, Yolanda (Jack) O’Conner of Columbus, A. Yovet (Greg) Coffing of Mount Vernon, Holly (Rick) Courson of Orient; two sons, Brad (Sharon) Courson of Mansfield and Rick (Laurel) Courson of Granville; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents, along with four brothers and eight sisters.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 16, at noon at Grove Church of Christ; where friends may call one hour before services at the church. Burial will follow in Union Grove Cemetery.

The Lasater Funeral Home is handling the services for the Courson family.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Grove Church of Christ or Hospice of Knox County.

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