Phyllis Rae (Nuckols) Spence, 91, of Greenfield, formerly of Auburn, passed away Friday, November 12, 2021 at Hancock Regional Hospital. 

She was born February 7, 1930 in Springfield, the daughter of James Ray Nuckols and Helen L. (Suydan) Nuckols. She married Clarence F. "Bud" Spence Jr. in 1959 and he preceded her in death.

Phyllis graduated from Auburn High School in 1947. She worked for the Press Secretary for the Governor of Illinois from 1952-1959 and later for ITT Technical Institute in Indianapolis for over 30 years. 

Survivors include her children, Cindy (Tim) Wardlow of Carmel and Chris (Tina) Spence of Rushville; one grandchild and siblings, June Hamilton of Springfield and James (Carolyn) Nuckols of Auburn. 

Private family services will take place. Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory, Greenfield was in charge of arrangements.