Phyllis J. Nelson (1924 - 2016)

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Phyllis J. Nelson, age 91, of DuBois, passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at her residence.
Born Dec. 8, 1924, in Beechwoods, she was a daughter of the late Edward L. Snyder and Nora B. (Swartslander) Snyder.
She graduated from Beechwoods High School in 1942.
She attended DuBois Business College, worked for Woolworth's 5 & 10 for 15 years and co-owned and worked for Nelson Furs with her husband until her retirement.
On Jan. 18, 1948, she was united in marriage to Lee P. Nelson in the First Presbyterian Church in DuBois by the Rev. Howard E. Tucker.
She was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church in DuBois, where she taught Sunday School for many years, which included the children and the Berean Bible Class, which she taught for 42 years. She was a member of Presbyterian Women, where she served as treasurer for many years. She also belonged to White Shrine of Jerusalem in Grove City and The order of the Amaranth in Huntingdon.
She enjoyed her family, watching the Pirates, Steelers, golf matches, crocheting, doing crossword puzzles, helping others and church activities.
She is survived by her husband, Lee; her daughter, Amy J. Sprague and her husband Paul of DuBois; one grandson, Ryan M. Sprague of DuBois; and also many nieces and nephews. She was the last survivor of her immediate family, being preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters.
Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 22, at Mohney-Yargar Funeral Chapel, Inc, DuBois.
Funeral services will be held at First United Presbyterian Church, 43 W. Scribner Avenue, DuBois, PA 15801, at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 23, 2016, with the Rev. Sarah E. Sedgwick and the Rev. Alfred Wilson officiating. Burial will be at Beechwoods Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Presbyterian Women or the Mission Fund of the First United Presbyterian Church, 43 W. Scribner Avenue, DuBois, PA 15801 or Presbyterian Woman.
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Arrangements are under the care of Mohney-Yargar Funeral Chapel, Inc., DuBois, Pa.
Published in The Courier Express on Apr. 21, 2016
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