PALMA, Mary E. Phillips, 80, formerly of Martins Ferry, OH, died Thursday, April 3, 2014, at Belmont Manor Nursing Home in St. Clairsville, OH.

Mary was born on October 1, 1933 in Martins Ferry, OH, to the late Robert W. and Estella C. (Howard) Green.

Mary was a Protestant by faith.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Phillips Sr.; second husband, James Palma; a brother, Robert Green; and a sister, Maritta Kunze.

Mary is survived by three sons: Robert A. Phillips Jr., Gary T. (Debra) Phillips of New Philadelphia, OH, and Wayne (Angela) Phillips of Moundsville, WV; three daughters: Sue (Chuck) Neitzelt of Martins Ferry, OH, Cindy (James) Sempirek of Warwood, WV, Karen Antolak of Bridge port, OH; two brothers, Denver and James (Anna) Green; one sister, Rose Phillips; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews Friends will be received to pay tribute to Mary and celebrate her life on Saturday, April 5 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Borkoski Funeral Home, Tiltonsville, OH.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Sunday from the funeral home with Pastor Dan Holt officiating.

Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery, Martins Ferry, OH.

The family would like to thank the staff at Belmont Manor for the special care given to Mary.

Memorial contributions may be made to the activity fund at Belmont Monor in Mary’s name.