Phyllis was admitted to the Sanitarium at Wentworth Falls in the New South Wales Blue Mountains on 26th December 1936, diagnosed as suffering from tuberculosis. At that time her children, aged seven years and three years, went to live with their grandparents. She eventually recovered, but not until after Leon had divorced her and marriad again.
Phyllis remarried in 1957, Harold Saul. She stated her surname as Taylor Amadio.
Phyllis lived until 1976, passing away in New South Wales.