Phyllis Jeanne Wilson

May 24, 1944 ‒ November 28, 2016

Mansfield, Ohio
Formerly of Mount Gilead, Ohio

Phyllis Jeanne Wilson, age 72, of Mansfield and formerly of Mount Gilead, passed away Monday, November 28, 2016, at her home.

On May 24, 1944, Jeanne was born in Bucyrus, OH, the daughter of the late Robert E. and Mae P. (Holtshouse) Brown.  She graduated from Iberia High School in the Class of 1962 and later received her Associates Degree from Ohio State University.

Jeanne married the love of her life, Riley J. Wilson on November 21, 1962.  They shared over 40 years together as husband and wife before he preceded her in death on September, 23, 2003.

For 18 years, she was a line worker, testing units for ITT North in Galion.

Over the years Jeanne enjoyed traveling and camping with Riley, relaxing at campfires with friends and family and going out to eat with the ladies.  Her family and friends meant the world to her, and everything revolved around them.

Jeanne will be dearly missed by her two sons: Rick (Kimberly) Wilson of Denver, NC, Adrian (Barbara) Wilson of Homer Glen, IL; four grandchildren: April (Andrew) Nelson, Amber Wilson, Connor Wilson and Mackenzie Wilson.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, James Douglas Wilson; and two sisters: Linda Whitaker and Betsy Clippinger.

The Wilson family will greet friends from 12Noon – 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at the Snyder Funeral Home, Craven Chapel, 67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead.  Services to honor and celebrate her life will be held there at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Jim Berry officiating.  Burial will follow in Iberia Cemetery.

Memorial contributions to honor Jeanne may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Jeanne’s family, and your special memories or condolences may be shared with them by visiting

  • My condolences to the family. The bible makes this comforting promise,”God is close to the brokenhearted;He saves those who are crushed in spirit.”(Psalms 34:18)

  • Rick, Kim, and family – I am so sorry for your loss. She was such a nice lady. Prayers for you all.

    • my condolences and prayers to the wife and I will pray for Phyllis and her family
      gerard mcintyre

  • Rick and Kim,
    I am so sorry. I am thinking of you and sending you hugs and prayers for the whole family. I wish I could be there for you and to hug you in person. Just know that your mom is happy being with her two men in heaven. You have never left my heart or or mind no matter how many miles or years have passed. God bless you and your family. May God give you strength to get through this difficult time. Love, Annette

  • Rick and Kim, Adrian and Barbara,
    So sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my prayers at this time of loss. Just remember the love that your mother always showed you.

  • Rick and Kim, we are sorry for your loss. Mrs. Wilson was a dear and lovely lady. We are praying for comfort for you all.
    Gary and Marcia

  • This is sad news for many, Jeanne was always with a smile and full of joy. She missed her soul mate every day after his parting but she leaned on her “boys”. She’s with her love ones and celebrating with the saints. Will miss her face at the Hess’s reunion for sure?

  • Jeannes Wilsons family,
    We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your wonderful mother. We were friends of your father and mother for years. Riley and my husband James Russell worked for years together at General Motors where we started a friendship that lasted till now. Had just sent a Christmas Card to her that she would have gotten to her before she passed. She knew we were thinking about her, but did not know she was ill.
    God Bless all of her families and grand children. May she rest in peace with Riley and James.
    Jim and Pat Russell
    Bellville, Oh

  • Jeanne and Riley J were wonderful people we always enjoyed camping with them. So sorry for your loss heaven has definitely gained another wonderful Angel. Her and Riley will be together again.

  • We are so sorry to hear of your loss. She was a wonderful person. We had a lot of good times tog ether. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jim and Dianne (Britton) Hoverland , and Julie Britton Hollis and family.

  • Wilson Family. Keeping you all in my thoughts & prayers during this sad time of the passing of Phyllis. I am saddened to hear of her passing as I will truly miss her . As she visited my place of employment Phyllis’s & I have had wonderful , lengthy conversations including just about anything & filled with laughter too. She was sure to include her family which I don’t know any of you but she sure spoke highly of you all & I know you will cherish your memories of her & just know she loved you all so much.

  • Rick, Adrian & families: so very sorry for your loss but certainly heavens gain. I can’t be there today but please know I am with you in thought & prayer. Hugs to you all.

  • So sorry for your loss, prayers for all the family. My daughters went to school with Adrian and Rick at Northmor.. Where in those days we all attended school functions as one big happy family . Remember all the good memories.