Tomblin, Phyllis

Phyllis Tomblin, 86, of Kenova passed away Friday, January 17, 2020 in Sanctuary of the Ohio Valley Ironton, OH. Graveside service was held Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at the Greasy Ridge Cemetery in Dunlow, WV. with Rev. Scott Byard officiating. She was born June 26, 1933 the daughter of the late Tom and Eva (Workman) Manns. She was preceded in death by her husband Lacy Tomblin, brothers Dallas, Arnold, Billy, Ollie, OJ and Ralph Manns and sisters Violet Workman and Ada Manns.  She retired from Wilson Construction Company. She is survived by her son Albert “Tom” Tomblin (Shelia), her grandchildren Chris Tomblin (Cara), Stephanie Tomblin-Bell (Greg) and Jessica Frye (Shannon). Her great-grandchildren Nicholas Tomblin, Mia Tomblin and Hunter Frye. Son Boyd Tomblin, siblings Clovis Manns, Jean Vance, Sarah Salyers and sisters-in-law Gladys Kinser and Altha Manns and several nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the staff at Close to Home, Community Hospice and Sanctuary of Ohio for her excellent care. Rollins Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at

3 Replies to “Tomblin, Phyllis”

  1. Aunt Phyllis, so many childhood memories come from spending time with you. From being at your farm all the way to camping and sleeping outside when you took us to the old home place . You told me that I looked like you when you were my age. You came to the hospital when my babies were born. You worked so hard and always shared your garden & baked goods. You stayed with us through out my dads death and funeral. You held me when I cried and combed my hair & held my hand. For all those things I’m so thankful. Families don’t always agree but love is always there.
    Thank you for everything that you did. I’ll always love you.

  2. From the time I was 12 I would fly back from California to my aunt and uncle’s farm in Huntington and always see “Wheels.” .

    That was the nickname my uncle gave Phyliss, a long story condensed, for her learning how to drive at 45 with the death of her husband.

    And in celebration getting a new red pick up truck.

    I’d never known Phyliss to be cross. Always cheerful and welcoming.

    The world’s a poorer place with her departure

  3. God rest that precious lady. All her loved ones who remain, especially Tom and Boyd will be in my prayers in the days ahead.

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