Phyllis A. Mensing

  • Visitation Dates and Times

    Saturday, October 21, 2023 from 8:00 – 11:00 a.m.

  • Visitation Location

    St. Anthony Catholic Church ~ Beckemeyer

  • Service Date

    Saturday, October 21, 2023

  • Service Time

    11:00 a.m.

  • Service Location

    St. Anthony Catholic Church ~ Beckemeyer

  • Full Obituary

    Phyllis A. Mensing, age 76, of Beckemeyer, passed away Saturday, October 14, 2023 at Highland Healthcare Center.


    She was born April 7, 1947 in Breese, a daughter of the late Alfred J. and Veronica A., nee Skrobul, Mensing.


    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Stanley J. Mensing.


    Phyllis is survived by her siblings, Jean (Mike) Gilomen of Highland, Tom (Terry) Mensing of Beckemeyer, Jim (Linda) Mensing of Beckemeyer, Matt (Donna) Mensing of Beckemeyer, and Maria (John) Price of Highland; nephews and nieces, Nickolas (Rebecca) Gilomen, Sarah (Neal) Tebbe, Phillip (Melissa) Gilomen, Cory (Jamie) Mensing, Josh (Kari) Mensing, Ashley (Matt) Gramann, Kyle (special friend, Jackie) Mensing, Tracy Mensing, Kelly (Kurt) Voss, Storm Mensing, Karri Price, and Max Price; great-nieces and great-nephews, Izzy and Nicholas Gilomen, Addison, Brianna, Zane, and Colton Tebbe, Oliver Gilomen, JJ and Henleigh Mensing, Scarlette, Greyson, and Gwen Gramann, Kasen, Knox, and Kwynn Mensing, Landon Grapperhaus, and Teagan, Adley, and Marin Voss.


    Phyllis's educational journey was marked by dedication and achievement. She attended St. Anthony Grade school and graduated in 1961. She continued her education at Ancilla Domini High School in Donaldson, IN, graduating in 1965. In 1968, she earned her Associate of Arts degree from Ancilla Domini College, and in 1974, she received her Bachelor of Science in Education from St. Francis College in Ft. Wayne, IN. Phyllis's thirst for knowledge led her to pursue a Master of Pastoral Studies from Loyola University in New Orleans, LA, which she completed in 2005.


    Phyllis devoted a significant part of her life as a sister with the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ from 1968 to 1977. During her time as a nun, she worked selflessly at the Angel Guardian Orphanage in Chicago, touching the lives of many in need. After leaving the convent, Phyllis continued her commitment to serving her community, working as a program director at Warren G. Murray Center in Centralia. She later became a consultant at Proudfoot Global Operations Consulting, followed by employment at Clinton Manor Living Center in New Baden and Highland Medical Supply.


    Phyllis was a devout Catholic and a pillar of her faith community. She was an active member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and St. Ann Sodality in Beckemeyer. She served as a sacristan, sang in the choir, acted as a Eucharistic Minister, and was the Pastoral Associate and Director of Religious Education. Her dedication extended to the broader church community, as she served on the Diocesan Pastoral Council for many years.


    Known for her boundless compassion and kindness, Phyllis had a special place in her heart for the elderly and disabled, always putting the needs of others before her own. She had a deep love for traveling and adored her nieces and nephews, treating them as if they were her own children.


    Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, October 21, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Beckemeyer with Fr. George Mauck and Fr. Chuck Tuttle concelebrating and Deacon Jay Fowler assisting.  Interment will follow at St. Anthony Cemetery.


    Visitation will be Saturday, October 21, 2023 from 8:00 – 11:00 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Beckemeyer.


    In lieu of flowers, plants, and other gifts, memorials may be made to the Beckemeyer Fire Department, St. Anthony Parish, St. Anthony Cemetery, or charity of donor’s choice and will be received at the visitation or by mail, Moss Funeral Home, 535 N. 5th St. Breese, IL 62230, who is serving the family.

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