Phyliss Mensching


Phyliss Eileen Mensching

July 28, 1927 - January 2, 2018


Phyliss Eileen Mensching, 90, of Creston, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018 at Smithville-Western Care Center in Wooster after a lengthy illness.

Phyliss was born July 28, 1927 in Youngstown, OH to the late Paul and Harriet (Brown) Harrison.  She moved to Wayne County in the 1940’s and was a graduate of Smithville High School.  She was a bookkeeper for the A & P Grocery in Wooster until she became a full-time homemaker and helped run the family farm for over 50 years.  Phyliss was a very hard working woman who put others’ needs before her own and she was a member of the Creston Presbyterian Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Wallace Mensching on Feb. 12, 2005; sons, Robert in 2002 and David in 1980; a sister Shirley Roberts and 2 nieces and 2 nephews.

Surviving are her children, Vicki Moser of Wooster and James Mensching of Creston; grandchildren, Aaron Mensching of Creston, Travis Mensching of Creston, Ryan (Jill) Butler of Creston and Cincinnati and Ashley (Dan) Hilty of Creston and great-grandchildren, Aiden, Cohen, Grace, Brock, Scarlett, Willow, Lane, Becca, Leah, Anna and Jacob.

Services will be Friday, Jan. 5th at 11:00 a.m. at Murray Funeral Home in Creston with burial following in Jackson Cemetery.  At Phyliss’s request, there will be no calling hours.  Tributes may be shared at  Memorial contributions may be made to LifeCare Hospice, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691. 

To leave an expression of sympathy for the family, please send through the Message Board on the left. 


Name: Karen Klump (Finger)

 I will always remember Phyllis and the egg farm. She was a lovely lady. She gave me cookies every time I visited. She is now with the Lord. May God give her family peace in knowing this.


Name: Gary Bonewitz

Vicki, Sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayer for you and your family. May you find some peace in the memories of your mother, all that she gave you and shared with you in the years you had together. 



Name: Jeanne Finger Helgeson

Back in the 60’s when the neighborhood kids were all about the same ages as the Mensching kids, Phyllis welcomed all of us to her farm and home. She and her husband Wally would keep the occasional eye on all of us; but, gave us free rein to be kids and have a great time playing there. She was truly a second Mom to all of us. She was always smiling, providing food, love, rides and whatever else was needed. She was an awesome Lady.


Name: Alvin Snow & Family

Sorry for your loss my condolences for your family's loss. Alvin Snow and Family.







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