Arnita Mong Phillips, 95, of Emeritus at Lake-wood, died at 4:35 p.m. Monday (Feb. 27, 2012), in Heritage Park Rehab & Skilled Nursing Facility.
She was born in Ninevah, Pa., on Dec. 22, 1916, the daughter of John and Amanda Nellis Mong.
Arnita was a 1934 graduate of Ashland High School, Kossuth, Pa. and had been employed at GTE Sylvania in Warren, in the machine and wire department and at Texas Lunch. She was also employed by Will Care in Jamestown, having held the honor of Employee of the Year.
She was a member of Kidder Memorial United Methodist Church, sang in the choir, was a member of the Dorcas Society and was a Sunday school teacher.
Arnita is survived by two grandchildren: John R. (Kelly) Nocero, Cleveland, Ohio, And Kathryn "KC" (Eric) MacMillan, Philadelphia, Pa.; a great-grandson, Ryan J. Nocero, Cleveland, Ohio; and a sister, Martha Miller, Mansfield, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by her husband, J.C. Briggs, who died in 1960 and her husband, Archie Phillips, who died in 1971; a daughter, Rosanna "Pepper" Nocero, who died in 2009; a son-in-law, Eugene Nocero; seven brothers: Cecil, Harold, Everett, Robert, Dale, Philip and Donald Mong; and by four sisters: Frances Foster, Eva Svenson, Opal Mong and Pauline Harrington.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Kidder Memorial United Methodist Church. The Rev. Richard Ladue, pastor, will officiate.
Inurnment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.
Friends will be received from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at 11 a.m. in the church.
Memorials may be made to Kidder Memorial United Methodist Church, 385 S. Main St., Jamestown; or to the Chautauqua Blind Association, 510 W. Fifth St., Jamestown.
The Hubert Funeral Home And Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.
You may send a condolence to the family by visiting www.hubertfuneralhome.com.