A long-time West Carrollton resident, Maryjo Phillips, age 88, will be inducted into the West Carrollton Plaza of Fame during the city council meeting on Tuesday, September 28, at 6:30 p.m.
A reception to honor Mrs. Phillips will be held in the Civic Center lobby at 6 p.m. before the meeting. Since 2003, the city council has recognized current or former residents who have made noteworthy contributions to making West Carrollton a better place to live and work.
Phillips, a West Carrollton resident for 55 years, has been a member of the local Order of the Eastern Star chapter since 1952 after moving to the Dayton area from Lafferty, Ohio. Phillips began working at Wright Patterson Air Force base and spent a total of 25 years there over her career. Maryjo also worked at two different times for the West Carrollton City Schools, both as a secretary and then later as a substitute teacher.
Mrs. Phillips volunteers much of her time with charities in the area. She helps the Dayton Humane Society by donating goods she collects from friends and neighbors, spends time manning the West Carrollton-based MUM food pantry and is a volunteer usher at the Schuster Center to name a few.
She was married to Bob Phillips for almost 55 years before his passing in 2008. She has two children Mark and Roberta, who both graduated from West Carrollton High School, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She will join the names of the 42 previous inductees into the plaza. The full list can be found here.