Phylis Rachel (nee Blansit) Mischke of Steelville, Missouri was born February 16, 1939 in Walnut Shade, Missouri to Norman and Pansy Nash Blansit and passed away Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at the age of 81 years, 8 months and 18 days.
Phylis married Duane Silas Mischke on January 19, 1956 in Ardmore, Oklahoma.
Phylis was of the Christian faith. She read her Bible, enjoyed quilting and hunting for mushrooms, trout fishing at Maramec Spring Park, gardening, canning and cooking.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Norman and Pansy Blansit; her husband, Duane Silas Mischke; son, Allen Mischke; three brothers, Earldean Blansit, Clemith Clay Blansit and Bob Blansit; four sisters, Imogene McCorkle, Earnestine Murray, Bessie Biggs and Arlene Johnson; father-in-law Silas Mischke and mother-in-law, and Ethel Wilson; brother-in-law, Don Mischke; and sisters-in-law, Elaine Grimm and Joan Hilfiker.
She is survived by her two sons, “Rod” Joel Rodney (Pamela) Mischke and Greg (Sondra) Mischke, all of Steelville, Missouri; two daughters, Teri (Dale) Pitts of Cook Station, Missouri and Sandy (Tim) Farrar of Steelville, Missouri; eight grandchildren, Rod Allen (Partner, Amy Pringer) Mischke, Bill Mischke, Molly (Brad) Harris, Kenny (Crystal) Mischke, Nathan (Sara) Pitts, Leah (Josh) Morgan, Clay (Donna) Pitts and Lindsay Farrar; 13 great grandchildren, Cheyenne Harris, Brianna Mischke, Troy Pitts, Georgia Pitts, Levi Pitts, Nathanial Bisard, Jase Morgan, Garrett Pitts, Charlie Pitts, Silas Mischke, Trenton Mischke, Liam Pitts, Jadelyn Pitts; two sisters, Betty Schouten of Colorado and Joan Womack of Oklahoma; sister-in-law, Phyllis Schmidt of Oregon; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri. Services were live streamed on the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home Facebook page.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, November 5, 2020 with Rev. Alan Miles officiating. Special music of “Amazing Grace,” “I Can Only Imagine” and “Lead Me Home” was played.
Committal prayer and interment were in the Steelville Cemetery.
Casket bearers were Rod Allen Mischke, Bill Mischke, Nathan Pitts, Clay Pitts, Kenny Mischke, Josh Morgan and Brad Harris.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.