Jean E. Phipps

CORTLAND — Jean E. Phipps, 85, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, at her residence.

She was born Feb. 17, 1932, in Warren, the daughter of the late Joseph and Caroline Poncer Persin.

Jean was a member of St. William Catholic Church. Many years ago, she had worked at the old St. Joseph Hospital as a TV hostess and in their cafeteria. She also worked in the cafeteria at Lakeview High School. She loved spending time with her family, friends and pets.

Memories of Jean will be carried on by husband, Joseph L. Phipps of Cortland, whom she married Jan. 29, 1949; daughters, Debby Jean Clark of Champion, Marcia (Jim) Hughes of Cortland and Karen (Kirk) Davies of Cortland; daughter-in-law, Joanna Phipps of Champion; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Carol Ryals of Taylorsville, N.C.

She was preceded in death by her sons, Alan Joseph Phipps and Ricky Phipps; and son-in-law, Clyde Clark.

The family will receive friends, 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, at the McFarland & Son Funeral Home. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Sept 18, at the funeral home. Services of final committal will follow at All Souls Cemetery in Bazetta.

Her family suggests contributions be made in the form of donations to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St, Youngstown, OH 44512

Arrangements are entrusted to McFarland and Son Funeral and Cremation Services Co, 271 North Park Avenue, Warren, OH 44481, 330-393-9621. Please visit to view this obituary, send condolences, and order flowers.

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