Phyllis Rose Gnagi, age 74 and a lifelong resident of McKean, died Friday, February 17, 2012 at Golden Living Center – Walnut Creek following a short illness. Born in McKean on August 27, 1937, she was one of four children of the late John and Mary Dobransky Gnagi.

Gnagi, Phyllis RoseFor many years, Phyllis worked as a secretary at Travelers’ Insurance, then Zurn Industries, and finally Bliley Electric from which she retired. She was an avid polka dancer and she was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in McKean for over 50 years. Phyllis will be remembered as a loving and giving person, and as a special aunt to her several nieces and nephews whom she loved very much.

Family members that remain include– sister, Shirley Parker; brother, Kenneth Gnagi and his wife Mary Ann; and sister, Beverley Ferrick, all of McKean; also, several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home, 306 Erie Street, Edinboro on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9pm. Funeral services will take place there Tuesday morning at 11:00am with Rev. Ron Freebourn, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in McKean officiating. Interment will follow at Sterrettania Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 4950 Old North Main Street, McKean, PA 16426.