January 23, 1920 ‒ August 08, 2016
MANSFIELD: Mina Phillips peacefully passed away Monday evening, August 8, 2016 in Country Meadow Care Center at the age of 96.
She was born January 23, 1920 to parents Charles & Blanche (Wolf) Cameron in Ashland County and she graduated from Jeromesville High School with the class of 1938.
Mina was a wonderful seamstress and she worked for the Richland Brothers and several other area businesses. On November 11, 1987, she married Boyd Phillips.
In spare time, she took pleasure in gardening, sewing, walking, listening to big band music and singing. She was an animal lover and enjoyed keeping chickens and especially loved her dog and cat. But above all, Mina cherished spending time with her family and friends.
Mina was a member of Williamsport United Methodist Church where she was a member of the church choir. She was also a member of the Sweet Adelines, a singing chorus group.
She is survived by her son Melvin Gantz, Sr. of Bellville; grandchildren Melvin Jr. & Andrea Gantz of Mt. Vernon, Karissa & Luther Fowler III of Danville, VA, and Lonnie Farrell of Mt. Vernon; step-grandchildren Eddy, Denise, and Jack; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; daughter-in-law Jean Gantz of Garland, TX; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family members.
In addition to her loving husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and siblings: Vern Cameron, Fred Cameron, Hilda Stitzel, and Charles Cameron, Jr.
A visitation will be held 2-4 p.m. Friday, August 12, 2016 in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home and the funeral procession to Shauck Cemetery will leave at 4 p.m. for a graveside funeral service officiated by Pastor Michael Bloomfield.
Contributions to the Williamsport United Methodist Church may be made at the funeral home.
Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Mina’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them—and watch her tribute video—at SnyderFuneralHomes.com
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