Shirley Ruth Fleisher

Shirley Ruth Fleisher

Shirley Ruth Fleisher, 86, of McElhattan, went to be with her Lord on Feb. 18, 2020, surrounded by family.

Born Aug. 26, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Russell and Evelyn Strickler Confer in Miles Township, Centre County.

On Aug. 30, 1950, she married James Fleisher, who preceded her in death on Feb. 12, 1996.

She is survived by four daughters, Kathy Gephart (Ray), Patricia De Capria (David), Peggy Fanning (Larry), and Donna Dangle. She is also blessed with 10 grandchildren, Grahm Dion, Justin Stoner, Meredith Stoner, Sara Kopp (Shawn), Allison De Capria, Katie Monsell (David), Amy Haagen (David), Lucas Fanning (Erica), Benjamin Fanning (Sarah), Elizabeth Schell (Michael); six great-grandchildren, Holden, Owen, Madison, Ethan, Olivia, and Landon; numerous nieces and nephews; and siblings Bernadine Gilbert (Joseph), Linda Mercer, and James Confer (Gail).

Shirley attended school in Renovo and worked as a seamstress for Woolrich Woolen Mills, but her greatest passions were serving God in many ways, especially at Lifetree Church, as well as caring for her family, whether it be cooking, sewing, or playing with her grandchildren.

A viewing will be held on Friday evening, Feb. 21 at Yost-Gedon Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m., and a funeral will follow on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 11 a.m. at Lifetree Church, 500 River Road, Jersey Shore. Family and friends will be received in the church one hour prior to services.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Lifetree Church, 500 River Road, Jersey Shore, Pa, 17740 or an organization of the donor’s choice.

Services are under the direction of the Yost-Gedon Funeral Home & Cremation Services, LLC, 121 W. Main St., Lock Haven.

Online thoughts and memories can be made at www.yost-gedonfuneralhome.com.