July 9, 1927 - November 20, 2019
BLISSFIELD- Emma M. Phenicie age 92, of Blissfield, passed away on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at Charlotte Stephenson. She was born on July 9, 1927, to Harley and Gladys (Bergen) Wilt in Coats, Kansas. The family relocated to Michigan and Emma graduated from Sand Creek High School with the Class of 1945. She married Bobby Phenicie on July 13, 1946, and they celebrated over 64 years together before his passing in 2011. Emma’s first job was as a telephone operator in the local area. Later on, Emma and Bobby worked together on the family farm where they raised crops and livestock. She volunteered her time with community service projects and teaching Sunday school at Blissfield First United Methodist Church, where she was also a member. Emma enjoyed gardening, music and playing the accordion, however; her greatest joy was spending time with her family. Survivors include her children, Linda (Lowell) Oberhaus of Morenci, and Roger (Cecile) Phenicie of Adrian; grandchildren, Scott Knisel, Troy (Mary) Knisel, Steve (Nicole) McRobert, Michelle (Joe) McCarty and Ashlea Phenicie; great-grandchildren, Tylar, Alyson and Ryan Knisel; great, great-grandchildren, Jeffery and Vanessa; sister, Marjorie Boen and siser-in-law, Marge (Ackley) Wilt. Emma was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Bobby; sisters, Doris Stine, Beverly Cowan, Lucille Dull-Bliesner, Irene Allen-Cadmus; brother, Jack Wilt; great-grandson, Jacob Knisel and great-granddaughter, Krystyn Knisel. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, November 25, 2019, at Wagley Funeral Home Tagsold Chapel, Blissfield, with Mike Sheldon officiating. Burial will follow at Ogden Township Cemetery. Visitation will take place on Sunday, November 24, 2019, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lenawee, First United Methodist Church of Blissfield or the Parkinson’s Foundation. Online condolences may be made at www.WagleyFuneralHomes.com.
BLISSFIELD- Emma M. Phenicie age 92, of Blissfield, passed away on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at Charlotte Stephenson. She was born on July 9, 1927, to Harley and Gladys (Bergen) Wilt in Coats, Kansas. The family relocated to Michigan and... View Obituary & Service Information
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