Phyllis E. Kreinop


Phyllis E. Kreinop, 85, of Columbus, passed from this life at 2:13 a.m. Tuesday, November 24, 2015, at Columbus Regional Hospital.

Mrs. Kreinop retired from Arvin Industries as an insurance administrator.

She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Jonesville and was baptized on October 27, 1930, at St. John’s Lutheran Church at White Creek.

She was an author of many poems, including, “Makin’ Mud Pies” and a book, “It Seems Like Yesterday, Stories of Jonesville and Jonesville Public School and St. Paul’s Lutheran School.”

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street with the Rev. Edgar Keinath officiating.

Family and friends may call from 12:30 p.m. to time of service Sunday at the funeral home.

Burial will be at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Cemetery in Jonesville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana or St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

Online condolences and special memories may be shared with Mrs. Kreinop’s family at

Born in Columbus, September 21, 1930, Mrs. Kreinop was the daughter of William and Edith Grigdesby Rittman.

She married Robert W. Kreinop July 6, 1947, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Jonesville.

He preceded her in death June 19, 1966, as the result of an industrial accident.

Survivors include her daughters, Carol (Nippy) Schneider of Seymour, Karen (Pete) Weaver Ward of Winter Springs, Florida, Connie Schneider of Columbus and Christie (Steven) Toole of Bellevue, Washington; grandchildren, Becca (Brian) Ballard, David (Anne) Schneider, Melissa Alexander, Jeremy Schneider, Mary Anne Schneider, Brent Kreinop, Brad (Joni) Kreinop, Brandon Kreinop, Melia Toole (fiancé Richard Shorr) and Rachel (Jay) Schepman; great-grandchildren, Brianna (Nick) Cecil, Hanna Ballard, Emma Ballard, Christian Price, Stefan Price, Stephen Schneider, Paige Schneider, Celina Alexander, Lauren Schepman, Jackson Schepman and Alexys Kreinop; a sister, Maxine Thompson of Lake Jackson, Texas; brother-in-law, Marshall Romine of Clarksville; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; sons, Robert and Richard Kreinop; sister, Marilyn Romine; brother-in-law, Joe Thompson; son-in-law, Dr. Kenneth Schneider; and a grandson, Trystan Toole.