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Marjorie I. Sheatler Lyons

Jan 5, 2009

Marjorie I. Sheatler Lyons, 95, a resident of the Emanuel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Danville for the past 8 years, passed away there Sunday, January 04, 2009. She had lived in the rural Muncy area and at the Rockwell Center in Milton for a period of time.

Born July 17, 1913 in Jerseytown, she was the daughter of the late Reeder P. and Margaret May (McWilliams) Albeck. Her first husband, John Robert Sheatler preceded her in death on August 14, 1975 and her second husband, Dayton Lyons died September 14, 1995.

She attended her elementary school years in Jerseytown and graduated from Picture Rocks High School in 1930.

She was a teacher’s aide for many years and helped in the cafeteria earlier at the former Anthony Twp. School in Exchange, and then later at the Turbotville Elementary School.

She was a former member of the Washingtonville and Muncy Garden Clubs and a former member of the former St. James Lutheran Church, Turbotville where she taught Sunday school and was active with the Lutheran Church Women, and is a current member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Turbotville.

She enjoyed quilting earlier in her life and made quilts for all her children and grandchildren.

Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law: Robert J. and Patricia Sheatler of Milton; Dale R. and Nancy Sheatler, Claymont, DE; and Dennis C. and Clissie Sheatler, Turbotville; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren and a step-daughter, Dr. Susan F. Lyons in the Republic of South Africa.

Preceding her in death besides her husbands were two sons, Leroy Sheatler in 1941 and Sherman A. Sheatler in 2000; a brother, John L. Albeck and three sisters: Harriet E. Albeck, Eva K. Mohr, and Lucille D. Strahan.

The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 1:00 PM at Zion Lutheran Church, Paradise Street, Turbotville with the Rev. Erwin C. Roux, her pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Turbotville Cemetery. Friends are invited to call at the church from noon to 1 Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in her memory be made to either Emanual Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 600 Schoolhouse Road, Danville, PA 17821 or the Zion Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, PO Box 277, Turbotville, PA 17772.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brooks Funeral Home, 207 Broadway Street, Turbotville. www.wfbrooksfuneralhome.com