Phyllis Pauline (Bergen) McKee Ellison

May 6, 1938April 7, 2020

Phyllis Pauline Bergen McKee Ellison, 81, of Greensburg died April 7, 2020 at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati Ohio.

Phyllis was born May 6, 1938, in Connersville, IN to Lowell and Garnet Rowe Bergen. On July 4, 1986, Phyllis married the late Donald T. Ellison. Phyllis enjoyed cooking for many years at local restaurants including, Hudson House, Benny’s Restaurant and Maggie’s. Mostly she enjoyed being a mother and a homemaker. She was a proud Jehovah’s Witness for 10 years being a member of the Greensburg Kingdom Hall. Her favorite hobbies included reading, crafts, puzzles, cooking especially candy at Christmas time, watching Survivor and The Amazing Race.

Phyllis is survived by her Son: Eugene W. (Bill) McKee and Shirley of Connersville; Daughters: Dawn Waters of Dillsboro, IN, Fawn Toney and Joe of Palmetto, GA; Brothers: Fred Bergen of Columbia, IN, Curt Bergen of Connersville; Sisters: Hazel Grizzell of Falmouth, IN, Faye Murray of Connersville, Ethel Dye of Andersonville, IN; 6 Grandchildren; 2 Great-Grandchildren; 1 Great-Great-Grandchild; Several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Phyllis is preceded in death by her husband, Son: Kerry (Rex) McKee; Brother: Chuck Bergen; Sisters: Alice Bulmer, Nellie Scott, Judith Bergen.

A graveside service will be conducted on July 11, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. at Laurel North Cemetery. Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Myers Chapel, Connersville, has been entrusted with services. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice.


  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, July 11, 2020


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Michelle Hillman

April 7, 2021

Almost everyday I think of Phyllis of all the good times we had and the laughter that came with it. So many of those that live at Skybird who had the privilege of knowing her and the items she made for them, let's just say her smile and her love went a long way. WE MISS YOU BEAUTIFUL LADY!!!

Ronda Bowne

April 12, 2020

Such a kind person. So sorry to hear this. I loved her dearly. I am so glad I had the opportunity to have her as part of our family. Just wish we had not lived so far apart. Prayers for all.

Michelle Hillman

April 11, 2020

I will miss Phyllis so much. She was a Sister in Faith but was a second mother to me. She was a beautiful and kind loving person who enjoyed sharing the love of Jehovah thru letter writing. She loved doing crafts, her puzzles, reading and of course watching Survivor and Big Brother. She will be missed by the friends she made at Skybird Manor but I know one other thing besides her love for Jehovah's family and that was her family being a Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother.