Phyllis Eileen (Gerhart) Holt(1929 - 2013)

Phyllis Eileen Holt, 84, of Galion, rejoined her soul mate of 60 years, Jerry Holt in heaven on December 23, 2013. She was born Phyllis Eileen Gerhart in Mansfield on August 7, 1929 to the late Jessie Pearl Gerhart Chapman and Waide Elwood Gerhart.

Phyllis showed her love and devotion for her family by cooking their favorite meals on their birthdays, baking tins of cookies, candies and fudge at Christmas and helped to make the family restaurant "Jerry's Colonial" a success by working behind the scenes. She enjoyed gardening, playing bridge and doing counted cross stitch. She was very devoted to her hometown and demonstrated that through years of service on the election board. With her unselfish acts and unconditional love, our mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother, and aunt will be deeply missed.

She was blessed and is survived by her five daughters: Sandra Hockler of Galion; Louvonda Armor of Mansfield; Melodee Sheils of Centerville, Amy (Freddie) Beachy of Galion and Tanya May of Sunbury; grandchildren Tabbie (Kendra Carty) Hockler of Columbus, Bronwen (Joe) Shaffer of Lucas, Joel Armor and friend Lindsey Jones of Cincinnati, Berrigan Sheils of Springfield, Molly Sheils of Columbus, Hannah Sheils of Centerville, Peyton, Skylar, and Braylen Beachy of Galion, Wyatt and Addison May of Sunbury; great grandsons: Travis Moore of Mansfield, Joseph, Jerek and Brevin Shaffer of Lucas; great granddaughter Hunter Carty of Columbus, brother James (Eva) Gerhart of Bradenton, FL, sister June Gardner of Galion as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Jarold "Jerry" Holt, her parents Jessie (Robert)

Chapman and Waide (Louise) Gerhart, her son-in-law Norman Hockler, granddaughters Michelle Hockler Moore and Cami Armor and her brother-in-law Thomas Gardner.

Friends may call Thursday, December 26, 2013 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home, Galion. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, December 27, 2013 at the Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home, Galion. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Bloomville.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to HomeCare Matters, P.O. Box 327, 1220 North Market Street, Galion, Ohio 44833

Online condolences may be made to the family at

Funeral Home

Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home
303 Portland Way North Galion, OH 44833
Published in The Galion Inquirer on Dec. 24, 2013