WARREN - Alvara Marie Park Phillips, 88, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at Meridian Arms Living Center in Youngstown after a courageous battle with cancer.
She was born on Nov. 16, 1924, in Cleveland, the daughter of the late William Howard Park and Alice Kuratkowska Park. She was raised by her father and lifelong mother Anna after her mother passed away when she was a very small child.
Alvara married the love of her life, Earl Kenneth Phillips, on Jan. 29, 1943, and they enjoyed 57 years of marriage together until he passed away on April 25, 2000.
Alvara M. Phillips
She lived in Weathersfield for the past four years, and was formerly of Lake Milton, Indiana and Arizona.
Alvara worked at G.C. Murphy and Kmart for 25 years until she retried in 1982. She loved to watch football and baseball, go to Las Vegas, make crafts and sew.
Alvara was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Peggy Cox and Agnes Leonardy; her brother, William James Park; and a son-in-law, William Wiott.
Memories of Alvara will be carried on by her loving family, daughters, Joan Wiott of Demonte, Ind., and Dorothy (Clyde) Lay of Pricetown; a sister Dorothy Lhotan of Dallas; a brother, Thomas (Ellen) Park of Orange Park, Fla.; two granddaughters, Lori (Brad) Metts and Melinda (Shane) Storey; four grandsons, Larry (Paulette) Lay, Lance (Jennifer) Lay, William (Stephanie) Wiott Jr. and Earl (Ashley) Wiott; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Per Alvara's request, there will be no services. Cremation has taken place.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the James Funeral Home, 8 E. Broad St., Newton Falls, 44444, 330-872-5440.
Family and friends may view this obituary online or to send condolences please visit www.jamesfuneralhomeinc.com.