Phyllis J. Solomon

Phyllis J. Solomon, 75, of Carthage, passed away Friday, May 22, 2015, at Ellison House Hospice in Greenfield. She was born on Feb. 23, 1940, in New Castle, to Thaddeus and Irene (Sherwood) Richardson. Phyllis graduated from Mays High School with the class of 1959.

She worked for 12 years at the Knightstown Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Children’s Home as a security officer and operated a pet store in Connersville, for many years. Phyllis was a member of By His Grace Ministry in Charlottesville, and enjoyed cooking for her family and friends, growing flowers in her garden and playing cards.

Survivors include her husband, Paul W. Solomon, whom she married on May 22, 1995, in Covington, Ky.; son, Chris Allen (Susan) Doty of Cambridge City; daughter, Edia Irene (Bob) Gray of Connersville; stepson, Mark (Martie) Solomon of San Diego; stepdaughters, Shawn (Ken) Lahey of Wilkinson, Karen Stevens of Columbia, S.C.; nine grandchildren; several great- grandchildren; brother, Thaddeus Jr. (Vicki) Richardson and many nieces and nephews.

Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Howard L. Richardson; sister, Barbara Richardson; stepson, David Solomon.

Family and friends may gather from 4 – 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, 115 W Main Street, Lewisville, IN 47352. Funeral services will take place at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at the funeral home. Ron Mills will officiate. Burial will follow at Raleigh Zion Cemtery, Raleigh, Ind.

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