Phyllis E. Kreinop


Phyllis E. Kreinop, 85, of Columbus, passed from this life at 2:13 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, at Columbus Regional Health.

Born Sept. 21, 1930, in Columbus, she was the daughter of William and Edith Grigdesby Rittman, both of whom preceded her in death. On July 6, 1947, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jonesville, she married, Robert W. Kreinop. He preceded her in death on June 19, 1966, as the result of an industrial accident.

Phyllis retired from Arvin Industries as an insurance administrator. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jonesville and was baptized on Oct. 27, 1930, at St. John’s Lutheran Church at White Creek.

Phyllis was an author of many poems including “Makin’ Mud Pies” and a book, “It seems like Yesterday, Stories of Jonesville and Jonesville Public School and St. Paul Lutheran School.”

Survivors include her daughters, Carol (Nippy) Schneider of Seymour, Karen (Pete) Weaver Ward of Winter Springs, Florida, Connie Schneider of Columbus and Christie (Steven) Toole of Bellevue, Washington; grandchildren, Becca (Brian) Ballard, David (Anne) Schneider, Melissa Alexander, Jeremy Schneider, Mary Anne Schneider, Brent Kreinop, Brad (Joni) Kreinop, Brandon Kreinop, Melia (fiancé, Richard Shorr) Toole and Rachel (Jay) Schepman; great-grandchildren, Brianna (Nick) Cecil, Hanna Ballard, Emma Ballard, Christian Price, Stefan Price, Stephen Schneider, Paige Schneider, Celina Alexander, Lauren Schepman, Jackson Schepman and Alexys Kreinop; a sister, Maxine Thompson of Lake Jackson, Texas; brother-in-law, Marshall Romine of Clarksville; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by sons, Robert and Richard Kreinop; a sister, Marilyn Romine; brother-in-law Joe Thompson; son-in-law Dr. Kenneth Schneider; and a grandson, Trystan Toole.

The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street in Columbus with the Rev. Edgar Keinath officiating. Family and friends may call from 12:30 p.m. to time of service. Burial will be at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Cemetery in Jonesville.

Memorials  may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana or St. Paul Lutheran Church.

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