Phyllis Jeanne Braucher

Birth Date: 
Sunday, June 7, 1925
Date of Passing: 
Saturday, July 31, 2021

Phyllis Jeanne Braucher, 96, of Wooster died on Saturday, July 31, 2021 at her home. 

She was born June 7, 1925 in Smithville to Adrian and Zoe Fetzer Shisler.  In 1973, she married Russell Braucher.  He preceded her in death in 1989.

Phyllis was a graduate of Smithville High School in 1943, where she was a cheerleader and received a scholarship to Wittenberg.  She had worked in the offices of Wayne County National Bank, Wooster Lumber, was a secretary at Regal Ware, and then worked for the U.S. Post Office, then as a secretary for Pauline Briggs and for Fouche and Associates.  Phyllis was a member of Zion Lutheran Church where she was an active member and sang in the choir.  She volunteered at hospice for over 10 years and had also volunteered at Wooster Community Hospital.  Phyllis enjoyed gardening and could grow roses like no other.  She won many blue ribbons at the Wayne County Fair for her quilts and flowers.

She is survived by her children Lynn (Linda) Ratzel and Jay Ratzel both of Wooster; grandchildren Jamie Holtkamp and Tim (Alex Becker) Ratzel; great grandchildren Destinee Fetter, Logan and Allison Studer, Lennon and Alden Holtkamp and Reese Ratzel; great-grandchildren Kenzington and Kohen Fetter and her feline companion Baby.

Along with her husband, Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents; granddaughter Kimberly Ratzel; grandson-in-law Adam Holtkamp and siblings Wilson Shisler, Wilbur Shisler, Mary Jane Becker, Paul Shisler and twins Eldo Shisler and Ellen King.

Friends will be received on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 from 11-12Noon at McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster.

Private family services will be held.  Interment will be in Sherwood Memorial Gardens.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Hospice and all those who cared for Phyllis over the years and a special thanks to Mary Schaefer for her guidance and help and to Tracy Wooley for all of her kindness and help.

Contributions may be directed to Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or to Zion Lutheran Church, 301 N. Market St. Wooster, OH 44691.

“Thank you white head for being a good mother”

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com

Memorial Contributions: 

Contributions may be directed to Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or to Zion Lutheran Church, 301 N. Market St. Wooster, OH 44691.

Visitation: 

Friends will be received on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 from 11-12Noon at the funeral home

Service: 

Private family services will be held

Condolences

We were sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. I remember always sitting in church across the isle from your mom and she would always speak to us. Later years she enjoyed the bible study of Women of the World She was there almost every Thursday. We are sorry we can not attend calling hours due to previous appointments, but we hope memories will give you comfort.

Sorry for your loss Jay and Lynn, She was a very special person, God has a special place for her, she will be missed by all

To the entire family: So sorry for your loss, I knew her well, and she is in a better place now.

I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to Jay and his family with the loss of his Mother.

Jay, We didn't know your mother, but it sounds like she was an interesting lady. What a blessing to have her here for all these years. Sorry for your loss and may she rest in peace.

Jay,

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are for and with you and your family.

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