Phyllis Ruth Markham Cecil, 89, of Mesa, Ariz., passed away on Jan. 10, 2020. She was born in Miami, Ariz. to Fred and Viva Markham. She lived in Miami with her husband, Bennie Joe Cecil until 1981 when they moved to Mesa. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She is survived by her two children: son Christopher Cecil (Dana) of Miami; daughter Lori Ellsworth (Gary) of Mesa, eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Jan. 23 at 6 p.m. at the Legacy Funeral Home at 4403 E. Broadway Road in Mesa, Ariz.