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Ortha Loree Phillips, 81, of Hermitage passed away Sunday morning, Sept. 3, 2017, in her home.
Mrs. Phillips was born Feb. 6, 1936, in Canonsburg, Pa., a daughter of Charles and Ortha Mae (McCullough) Wise.
She moved to the area as a child and was a 1956 graduate of Farrell High School.
A homemaker, Loree was a member of New Virginia United Methodist Church, Hermitage.
She was also a member of the Mercer County Genealogical Society and the Perky Purple Red Hat Society.
Surviving are: her husband of 60 years, Thomas David Phillips, whom she married Feb. 28, 1957; three daughters, Linda (Mark) Jacobson, Sharon; Treisha (Barry) Nerone, West Middlesex; and Jennifer Phillips, also Sharon; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a sister, Becky Hovis, Sheakleyville; and two brothers, David Wise, Canonsburg, and Roy Wise, Yuma, Ariz.
Loree was preceded in death by her parents.

Ortha Loree, 81, of Hermitage.
Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday (9-6-17) in J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY, Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon; and one hour prior to the service on Thursday (9-7-17) in New Virginia United Methodist Church, Hermitage.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com.
Funeral service: 11 a.m. Thursday in the church, with the Rev. Mark E. Goswick, pastor, officiating.
Interment: Haywood Cemetery, West Middlesex. 
Published on September 3, 2017
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