Mina Phillips

January 23, 1920 ‒ August 08, 2016

Bellville, Ohio

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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  • Dad I know the days to come will be the hardest I am so sorry for getting ill and not being able to take care of Grandma at home .I wish I could of fulfilled her wish by her being able to remain home.I love you dad you have had some hard shoes to fill being a stand in dad when I lost my daddy & then a caretaker when your momma got weak .You are a superhero to me Dad ! I love you and I will try to be there for you and be a better daughter in law
    Love you
    Andrea ❤️

  • My condolences to my cousins Andrea and Melvin and the rest of her family. I pray that Aunt Mina is resting peacefully in heaven. It was a pleasure knowing her… I just wished we could have got together to learn about our family history before her passing. I pray the Lord will be with you during this difficult time. Love you!!

    Krista Cameron on behalf of Doug, Audrey, and Kathy Cameron