Phyllis A. Guerin

July 31, 1927January 15, 2021

Phyllis A. Guerin, 93, of Fort Wayne, formerly of rural Wells County passed away on Friday, January 15, 2021. She was born on July 31, 1927 in Browns Corner, rural Huntington County, a daughter of the late Philip and Alta (Miller) Wall. She worked as a packer at Archway which later became Ellison Bakery for 23 years before retiring in 1989. She was a member at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Yoder and the Lucky Sam’s Chapter 48 Camping Club. Surviving family include her children, Mary (Richard Robinson) Dafforn, Philip (Marty Crane) Guerin, Jeanne (David) Chavis, Douglas (Thom Baker) Guerin, and Laura (Robert) Fieldhouse; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Besides her parents, she was preceded in passing by her husband, Noah Guerin; and siblings, Hilda Wall, Betty (Robert) Wilhelm, and Max (Rosemary) Wall. Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 a.m. on Monday, January 25, 2021 at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 14623 Bluffton Rd., Yoder. The Mass will be livestreamed through the funeral home’s Facebook page. Visitation will be from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 24, 2021 at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Home, 120 West Mill St., Ossian with a vigil prayer service at 4:30 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Aloysius Catholic Church for the needs of the parish.


  • St. Aloysius Catholic Church for the needs of the parish


  • Visitation

    Sunday, January 24, 2021

  • Vigil Service

    Sunday, January 24, 2021

  • Mass of Christian burial

    Monday, January 25, 2021

  • Final Resting Place: St. Aloysius Catholic Church Cemetery

    Monday, January 25, 2021


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Rosalee Hockenberry

January 24, 2021

So sorry to read of Mom Guerins passing. Remembering camping days. Lot of memories. Prayers to all the family

Gavin Drew

January 23, 2021

Mrs. Jeanne Chavis and Family,
I send my sincere and heartfelt condolences during this difficult time. While I didn’t know Mrs. Phyllis Guerin personally, I know that she must have been a wonderful, kind and loving person as evidenced by your own kind heart and passion in the classroom. So during this time, I mourn the passing of the mother of one of my favorite educators. Peace be with you and your family.
Gavin Thomas Drew

Bobbi Stein

January 23, 2021

I worked in the office at Ellison Bakery for 13 years and often saw and visited with your Mother, grandmother, in the lunch room! What a pleasant person, always with a smile ! I have only uplifting memories of her! Bobbi

Carolyn Sutton

January 23, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed visiting with Phyllis and other family members at Doug’s infamous garage sales.

Marlene Miller

January 22, 2021

Jeanne and family,
I’m sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed visiting with Phyllis when I was at Sage seeing my mom (Virginia). Marlene

Jennifer Scott Ellebracht

January 21, 2021

Deepest sympathy and prayers of comfort to the family. So sad to see a generation of neighborly neighbors pass on. I'm glad she had you kids who cared so much for her. Will always remember her as tough and hard working, yet a gentle and caring soul. RIP Mrs. Guerin, your work is done.

Sandy Wright

January 21, 2021

To Mary, Phil, Jeanne, Laura, Doug and all your families. So sorry to lose Aunt Phyllis. I remember her always making the turkey for Thanksgiving dinner. When Jeanne and I took a school bus to state fair, probably 1965, she made meatloaf sandwiches for our sack lunch. I never had a meatloaf sandwich before. I loved her jolly laugh. Love you all, John, Sandy and Daniel.

Dan Scott

January 20, 2021

So sorry for your loss. She was a very sweet lady. It’s very hard to lose your mother. Our condolences to all.
Dan and Laura Scott
South Carolina

Dottie Sisley

January 18, 2021

Phyllis was my second mom growing up. All the sleepovers and camping trips our families took together are great memories. Laura, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of sorrow. Mom, I love will be missed! ❤️