Obituary of Phyllis Combs
Phyllis Ann Combs, passed away in Lexington, KY. She was born in Sassafras, KY to the late Denver and Nola “Jackie” Combs. She is survived by her sister, Nancy Combs; her first cousins, Shirley (Michael) Combs, Henrietta Sparkman and Craig Marsh and by many other family members and friends.
After graduation from Hazard High School in 1958, she earned one of the first in US Bachelor’s Degrees in nursing at Berea College, KY 1962 and a Master’s Degree from Emory University of Atlanta, GA 1969. She began her career as a Registered Nurse, at Lexington Fayette County Health Department then moved to Acute Care, VA Medical Center, Lexington, KY soon becoming the Community Nursing Coordinator. She was instrumental in developing the Hospital Based Home Care Program and served the coordinator of this program 1985-2005. She leaves a legacy of professional nursing in Kentucky, She has been named as a noteworthy nursing administrator by Marquis who's who.
Phyllis was a longtime member of Calvary Baptist Church in Lexington, KY and served as deacon for two terms. She loved serving the lord in many ways including, as Sunday School Teacher, working on the Christmas Project every year, a leader in her Women’s group in which they helped with Hope Lodge and worked on many projects that served the community including serving on rescue missions where people were suffering from tornadoes and floods..
Phyllis loved going to the cabin on Norris Lake and she enjoyed her pontoon boat and driving it on TN Lake. She was an avid gardener, well-traveled to many different countries.
A gathering of family and friends will be 11am – 1pm Thurs., May 11, 2023 at Clark Legacy Center – Brannon Crossing followed by a celebration of life service at 1pm.
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