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January 6, 2020 at 8:00 am

Alumni News | Phyllis Ann Talley Passes at 91

Phyllis Ann Talley, portrait

Phyllis Ann Talley

Ohio University alumna Phyllis Ann (Patterson) Talley of Dublin, Ohio, died Dec. 30 at the age of 91, reports the Roanoke Times. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio University in 1950.

…A graduate of M&M High School in McConnelsville, Ohio, Phyllis went off to Ohio University earning a BA in English. At OU Phyllis met future husband, Vincent Talley, and after marriage moved multiple times as wife of a General Electric engineer. During their time in Newtown Square, Pa., Phyllis returned to school and completed a Masters in Library Science at Drexel University, with Beta Phi Mu honors. After a move to White Plains, N.Y., she worked as a librarian at Pace University – White Plains and put her talents to researching family genealogy. Phyllis and Vincent moved to Blacksburg, Va., for 20 years of retirement life and lived in Dublin, Ohio for what she referred to as her “second retirement” for the past 10 years….


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