Phyllis Wellfare (19th Oct 1919 – 12th Mar 2012) was the wife of Ronald Layton Wellfare (28th Feb 1913 – April 2002). Ronald was a first Cousin of Lionel Starley, the father of Colin Starley and Edna Wallage (Starley) the mother of Chris and Linda Wallage.
Phyllis was the daughter of William and Marie Wright and she had a sister; Margaret A Wright (Peggy) who was the first wife of Lionel Starley. Colin Starley is the son of Lionel and Margaret and is thus the Nephew of Phyllis. He is the ‘Next of Kin’ of Phyllis.
The above were all close family with “The Laytons” who were three Aunts and an Uncle of Lionel and Edna. Their children and their siblings were also close and remained so during their lifetimes. In 1965 Lionel Starley married Pauline Newman having divorced his first wife Margaret. Thus Pauline Newman-‐Starley is the stepmother of Colin Starley and ‘aunt’ to Chris Wallage.
In April 2002 Phyllis’s husband Ronald Wellfare died and as there were no children from their marriage Phyllis found herself alone. Colin Starley, Chris Wallage and his late sister Linda Wallage are first cousins and all had been in regular contact with Phyllis and Ron. They increased their visits and support after Ron died and helped with the usual things that older people need to remain independent. This continued until Phee was unexpectedly taken away from her home in 2006.