PHYLLIS I. GENTH, 82 of Ossian, passed away peacefully under the care of hospice at Northwoods Village Memory Care Unit in Fort Wayne on January 19, 2017. Phyllis was the daughter of Clyde Genth and Thelma (Black) Genth who resided on McArthur Drive across from Waynedale Grade School. A 1953 graduate of Elmhurst High School, she was a lifelong member of Waynedale United Methodist Church.
Phyllis was an accomplished quilt-maker and doll collector who won several Wells County and Ossian fair awards, featured in the Summer 2015 issue of Senior Living. She was an active member of the Be Happy Quilters. Phyllis loved her dog and has made gifts to the Purdue University College of Veterinary Sciences for the purpose of Small Animal Research and Advancement, her church and the Wells County Foundation for eligible owners of pets needing spayed, neutered or treated whose owners cannot afford treatment.
Funeral service was 1:30 pm on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home for Funerals, 6810 Old Trail Rd., Fort Wayne with visiting one hour before. Pastor Ted Jansen officiated with entombment at Covington Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to Waynedale Methodist Food Bank or Wells County Animal Shelter.