Phyllis Marie Quillen passed away Oct. 15, 2012, at her residence in Vero Beach, Fla.
She was born Oct. 12, 1946, in Memphis, Tenn., and was the daughter of the late Dr. Loyd Paul Quillen Sr. and Beatrice Ellen Quillen of Hinton, Va.
She graduated from Turner Ashby High School, Emory and Henry College with B.A. degrees in English and Spanish. She attended Tufts University for graduate work. She went on to teach English in Madrid, Spain, for seven years and worked as an editor for The Press Journal newspaper in Vero Beach, Fla., until her retirement.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by a sister, Lenae Quillen-Blume and husband, Don, of Quechee, Vt.; a brother, Loyd Paul Quillen Jr. of Hinton, Va.; a niece, Taylor Quillen, of Tazewell, Va.; a nephew, Ross Quillen and wife, Melissa, and daughter, Addison, of Tazewell, Va.
The family will have a private interment at Woodbine Cemetery followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. Nov. 17, 2012, at Asbury United Methodist Church, 205 S. Main St., Harrisonburg, Va.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to Asbury United Methodist Church in order to help restore the stained-glass windows that Phyllis so dearly loved.