Mildred's Story

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Mildred Jeanette Sheatler, 95, of Maple Lane, Watsontown, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, at her home.

Born in Sunbury on May 12, 1922, she was the daughter of the late William A. Sr. and Amelia J. (Fertich) Eyster. She married James F. Sheatler on June 8, 1958, and they had celebrated 43 years of marriage until his passing on Feb. 13, 2002.

She had a near death experience at age 22 and as the guide was leading her down the path to heaven she asked to come back. She was granted that wish and lived life to the fullest for another 73 years until she was called again.

Mildred was a 1940 graduate of Sunbury High School. In her early days, her family made and sold potato chips door to door. She worked at Tabor Home for Children in Doylestown. Later she worked at Halls Trucking Firm. During the 1950s she worked for Sunbury School District as a secretary. Following that she was a bank teller at Watsontown National Bank.

She was raised in Zion Lutheran Church in Sunbury, and was currently a member of the Watsontown United Methodist Church. Also she was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Through the Girl Scouts, Mildred and her husband started the glass recycling. She earned numerous Girl Scout volunteer awards.

Mildred enjoyed gardening, painting, playing piano and doing many crafts.

Surviving are her daughter, Millie L. and her husband Alan Kessler, of Watsontown; two grandchildren, Laura and Bryce Kessler; one nephew, William Eyster III; and three nieces, Elaine Showalter, Kathy Murphy and Cindy Bishop.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her brother, William Eyster Jr.; and three sisters, Anna Eyster, Ethel Minnick and Ruth Eyster.

Friends and family are invited to call from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19, at Watsontown United Methodist Church, 1319 Eighth St. Drive, Watsontown where there will be a celebration of her life held at 5 p.m. with the Rev. Ryan Krauss officiating.

Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions in Mildred's memory be made to Watsontown United Methodist Church or the Girl Scouts of Watsontown, PO Box 35, Watsontown, PA 17777; or the Montgomery House Library, PO Box 5, McEwensville, PA 17749.

Published on December 15, 2017
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