Phyllis A. (Kirkendall) Wensel

Born: Sun., Jun. 1, 1941
Died: Tue., Apr. 3, 2018


2:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Sun., Apr. 08, 2018
Location: Stout & Son
Russiaville Chapel

Mass of Christian Burial

2:00 PM Mon., Apr. 09, 2018
Location: St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church

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Phyllis A. Wensel, 76, Sharpsville, passed away at 10:10 pm Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at her home.  She was born June 1, 1941, in Forest, Indiana.  She was the daughter of the late Orace “Shorty” & Eva (Lauchner) Kirkendall.  On September 4, 1976, she married Homer Wensel and he survives. 

Phyllis was a 1959 graduate of Forest High School.  She retired from Delco Electronics after 30 years of service in the speaker department.  Phyllis was a member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church.  She enjoyed traveling with the love of her life, Homer.  After retiring from Delco, Phyllis and Homer traveled to most of the 50 states and parts of Mexico and Canada in their motor home.  She also enjoyed fishing, mushroom hunting, and playing cards with her friends and family. 

Along with her husband Homer, Phyllis is also survived by her children, Jerry (Valerie) Bougher, Ann O’Neal Wensel, and Shelly (Kolby) Dickover; grandchildren, Jamie Bougher, Nicole (Adali) Schuler, Emily (Jake) Eisen, Emily Morano,  Jakob Morano, Casey (Jim) Gallaher, Kyle (Elizabeth) Dickover, TJ Dawson, and Christine Dickover; great-grandson, Camden Dickover; siblings, Cindy Carter, and Butch Kirkendall.

Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents; step-son, Joe Ingram; and sister, Janet Davis.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2:00 pm, Monday, April 9, 2018, at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 3155 S. 200 W., Kokomo, with Rev. Fr. Matthew Arbuckle the celebrant.  Private burial will be held at a later date in Russiaville Cemetery.  Friends are invited to visit with the family from 2-5 pm Sunday, at Stout & Son Funeral Home, 200 East Main Street, Russiaville.  Memorial contributions may be made in Phyllis’ memory to St. Joan of Arc Church.  Messages of condolence may be left online at

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BS Beahrs
   Posted Thu April 05, 2018
My prayers are with all of you.

A. Marie Casey, formerly of Marion
   Posted Fri April 06, 2018
Condolence to the Family of Phyllis Wensel,
May you find comfort in knowing the grief and sorrow we experience is temporary. God’s word is clear, “He will swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces”. (Isaiah 25:8; Revelation 21:4) Further, “Your dead will live....the earth will let those powerless in death come to life”. (Isaiah 26:19;1Thessalonians 4:14)
As you know, Jesus spoke of the coming resurrection (John 5:21, 28, 29), performed resurrections & was himself resurrected by his Father. All such miraculous events took place on earth giving us a glimpse of what is to come.....seeing our loved ones again! (Acts 24:15)
May Jehovah God continue to bless your family and all who knew Mrs. Wensel during this difficult time & in the days ahead as we await the fulfillment of his promises.....