Lyvonne May Phillips

CLAYTON- Lyvonne May Phillips, age 83, of Clayton, died May 8, 2019, at her home.


She was born July 5, 1935, in Clayton to Ira and Thelma (Foltz) Simpson.  She had been married to Robert Gritzmaker, the father of her children.  On October 12, 1968, she married Donald M. Phillips in Angola, Indiana.  She loved all of her grandchildren.  Lyvonne had been employed by Fayette Tubular.  She and her husband, Don, also owned and operated the Twin Pines Kennels for 30 years. Christmas was her favorite holiday and it held a special place in her heart.  She enjoyed reading.  She had been a member of the Southern Michigan Coon Hunters Club.


Lyvonne is survived by three sons, David (Angela) Gritzmaker, Ted (Maxine) Gritzmaker and Bob (Sandra) Gritzmaker, all of Clayton; two daughters, Deb Emmons of Morenci and Diane (Bill) Morgan of Hudson; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Edith Schrock of Elkhart, Indiana and Lavina Nunez of Adrian; several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, Donald, she was preceded in death by six brothers and sisters.


Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2019, from 6-8 p.m. at the Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian. Funeral Services will be held Friday, May 10, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian with Dr. David Fulks and Rev. Julie Gritzmaker officiating.  Burial will be in Dover Center Cemetery. 


You may send condolences to the family at  Memorial contributions may be made to the First Church of the Nazarene.  Envelopes are available at the Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.