Shirley Ruth Fleisher

Born: Sat., Aug. 26, 1933
Died: Tue., Feb. 18, 2020


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Feb. 21, 2020
Location: Yost-Gedon Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Feb. 22, 2020
Location: Lifetree Church

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Shirley Ruth Fleisher, 86, of McElhattan went to be with her Lord on Feb. 18, 2020, surrounded by family. Born August 26, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Russell and Evelyn Strickler Confer in Miles Township, Centre County. On August 30, 1950, she married James Fleisher, who preceded her in death on February 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 the Yost-Gedon Funeral Home from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., and a funeral will follow on Saturday, February 22, at 11:00 am 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

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   Posted Wed February 19, 2020
Shirley served her family, her community, and her world with the grace of God and the peace of Jesus. She knew her place in both this world, and the next. Peace to her and her loving family. See you later, Shirley!

Amy Fleisher (Winslow)
   Posted Thu February 20, 2020
Deepest Condolences to the Fleisher family during this time. May you take comfort in all the wonderful memories made with her.

Candy Everly Gore
   Posted Thu February 20, 2020
To Peggy and family, so very sorry for your loss.

David Fleisher Jr.
   Posted Thu February 20, 2020
“Aunt” Shirley was a very special lady. She was kind & caring & always greeted you with a smile on her face. I will always remember the good times & the special memories that we had with her throughout the years at the Fleisher reunions. Now Heaven has gained another bright star that will shine throughout the night sky along with all of our other loved ones that we have lost. We will all reunite someday again.

Peggy Johnson
   Posted Fri February 21, 2020
I am so grateful to have known this wonderful lady and her daughters.

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