The funeral service to honor Phyllis’s life was held on February 24th at the Austinville Union Church, Columbia Cross Roads, PA., with her pastor and friend, Rev. Kenneth Marple, officiating. Burial was in Tioga Memorial Gardens. The Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. was been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.
Phyllis was born on August 29, 1929 in Wellsboro, PA, daughter of the late Richard and Thelma (Sherman) Soderquist. She was a graduate of Wellsboro High School, Class of 1947, and after sold Avon for many years. Phyllis’s life centered on her family and church.
She was a long time member of Austinville Union Church and was the special lady who always remembered birthdays and special events and sent cards to those in the congregation celebrating. She is survived by her husband Charlie; children: Bonnie (Mark) Kerr, Richard (Kelly) Sheets, Charles Sheets, Gary (Tammy) Sheets, Martin (Mary Ann) Sheets, Mike (Debbie) Sheets, Marla Rickabaugh, and Nancy (Herman) Sheets; 10 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; sister Connie Putnum, and brother-in-law George Riebe.
Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers in Phyllis’s memory to the Sylvania Lion’s Club, P.O. Box 5 Sylvania, PA 16945.
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