Margaret Kay Phipps

New Castle, Pennsylvania

Apr 1, 1945 – Jul 10, 2015


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Cunningham Funeral Home - New Castle Obituary

Margaret Kay Phipps, 70, of Skyhill Road, Edinburg, passed away the morning of July 10, 2015 at her residence.
Born April 1, 1945 in New Castle, she was a daughter of James and Wanda Hanna Martin.
Surviving at home is her husband, Charles A. Phipps, whom she married on April 16, 1983.
A graduate of Mohawk High School, she attended Clarion University, and received her Master's Degree from Slippery Rock University.
Margaret was a teacher for 45 years with Mohawk High School, retiring in 2013.
A member of the 4-H Club, she also enjoyed reading, sewing, walking, and card club.
An active 70 year member of Mahoning Presbyterian Church, she sang in the choir, served as a deacon, and was a member of the Hope Circle.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by one son, Brian (Michelle) Kerr of New Castle; one step-son, Dennis (Karla) Phipps of Jacksonville, FL; one step-daughter, Tracy (Rob) Delsignore of Canfield, Ohio; one brother, David (Cheryl) McClelland; six sisters, Becky (John) Cole, Laura (Tate) Stevens, Janet (Rick) Wambolt, Sally (David) Erskine, Louellen (Will) Willick, and Susan (Ray) Stoner; 3 grandchildren, Dylan, Ethan, and Braedan Kerr; and 4 step-grandchildren, Matt, Caleb, Jack and Charles Phipps.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2:00-6:00 p.m. at the R. Cunningham Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 2429 Wilmington Road, New Castle.
A funeral service will take place on Monday at 2:00 p.m at the Mahoning Presbyterian Church, 4401 Skyhill Road, Pulaski, PA. Rev. Richard Byerly will be officiating.
Burial will be in Mahoning Presbyterian Cemetery.
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Peggy was a very good friend. I have very fond memories of the puppet group, walks on the bike path, singing alto together in the choir and many more. My heart is heavy. Sincere sympathies for your loss.

Peggy's ministry in teaching with her endearing smile, personality, and grace left an indelible mark on the hearts all of the children she touched over the years. With deepest sympathy.

Peggy's smile, positive spirit was an inspiration to me. She will be missed at the Mahoning U.P. I take comfort knowing she is singing with the angels. My warmest thoughts are with her family, I am sorry for your loss.

Becky Martin Cole and her family,

Sending you our sincere sympathies on your loss and will pray that God be with you to provide all the love, comfort, and strength you will need at this most difficult and sorrowful time.

Charlene and Jim Loth

Mrs. Phipps, my fourth grade teacher, was one of my absolute favorite teachers and beyond that one of my favorite people. She was such a joyful teacher, and kept up with her students. She will be remembered fondly by her students for a very long time.

Mrs. Phipps was my favorite teacher and one of the main reasons I wanted to become a teacher myself. Her beautiful spirit and shining light was evident everywhere she went. She left a huge impact on my life and she will truly be missed.