Phyllis Trickle, 96

Phyllis I. Trickle, 96, of Laketon, died at 4:40 a.m., Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at Peabody Health Care Center in North Manchester. 

She was born June 15, 1920, in Wabash County, to Samuel and Rosa (Ohmart) Flack.

Phyllis was a 1939 graduate of Laketon High School.  She worked at Peabody Retirement Community and cooked at various restaurants around Wabash County.  She was a member of the North Manchester United Methodist Church, a member and Past Worthy Matron of the Manchester Order of the Eastern Star, and past president of the Laketon American Legion Auxiliary.  Phyllis enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by two sons, J.L. (Mary Ann) Trickle of Huntington, and Kent (Arvada) Trickle of Laketon; four grandchildren, Tammy (Bart) Berry of Huntington, Matthew (Jane) Trickle of Warren, Amanda (Kevin) Shambarger of North Manchester, and Andy (Melanie)Trickle of Fort Wayne; and seven great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, Jack Flack, Moyne Flack, and Harlan Flack, and sister, Bonnie Metzger.

Funeral services will be at 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel, 207 W. Main St., North Manchester, with the Rev. Larry Ray and the Rev. Sue Babovec officiating.  The family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, North Manchester, at a later date.

Preferred memorial is American Heart Association.

The memorial guest book for Phyllis may be signed at


Posted on 2017 Apr 05