Phyllis Jean Rhynard, age
86, of Lansing, MI, passed away after a courageous battle with
dementia on Thursday, April 30, 2020, at the Hospice House of
Mid-Michigan, Lansing, surrounded by her family.
Graveside Service will be held at Gunnisonville Cemetery, DeWitt, MI
with Pastor Matt Kreh officiating and a Public Memorial will be held
at a later date.
born in St. Johns, MI on July 23, 1933, the daughter of Clare and
Ella (Blunt) Dilts. She graduated from Rodney B. Wilson High
School with the class of 1951.
On July 9, 1955, Phyllis
married Marvin Lawrence Rhynard at the First United Methodist Church
of St. Johns. They were blessed with 64 years of marriage.
Phyllis was a devoted wife and a loving mom. Most of all, her
grandchildren were her greatest joy in life. She made
countless Halloween costumes for them, baked with them, attended all
their sports and music activities, and was the best Gram any kid
Phyllis was a member of Gunnisonville United
Methodist Church for over 56 years. During those years, she was
always involved in many activities, Caring Hearts Sewing Circle,
singing in the choir, teaching Sunday school or wherever she was
needed. She enjoyed any opportunity to have lunch with "The
'51 Lunch Bunch" classmates or retirees from Citizens Bank.
Phyllis and Marvin enjoyed traveling around the country in their
classic cars as members of the National Buick Club of America and
the Central Michigan Buick Club.
Phyllis is survived by her
loving husband Marvin, and 2 daughters: Kathy (David) Hundt of
DeWitt, and Sharon (Jack) Terrill of St. Johns. She is also
survived by 4 grandchildren: Michael (Krystal) Hundt, Emily
(Philippe) Ledent, Jordan (Danielle) Terrill, and Sarah Hundt; one
great-grandson Logan Hundt; sister-in-law Jean Dilts and many nieces
Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents,
granddaughter Allison Kay Hundt, one brother Richard Dilts, one
sister Alice (Robert) Cole, and sisters-in-law: Thelma (Robert)
Beck, Hazel Oehler, and Doris (Bernward) Thorsch.
Memorials may be made to
Gunnisonville United Methodist Church - 2031 Clark Rd, Bath, MI
48808 or Hospice House of Mid-Michigan - 1210 W Saginaw Hwy,
Lansing, MI 48915. To leave an online condolence for the
family, please visit Phyllis' obituary at
www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by
Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, MI.