Phyllis Shealer

June 7, 1935 - December 30, 2021
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Phyllis Shealer, 86, of Ephrata, passed away December 30, 2021, at 6:15 PM at Newport Meadows Health and Rehabilitation Center, Christiana, where she was a guest since November 9th.

Born in Mt. Airy, Lancaster County, she was a daughter of the late Lawrence Shealer and Callie E. (Edwards) Shealer Shirk Brubaker.

Phyllis worked in sales her entire life. She worked in the gift shop at Zinn’s Diner, at Watt & Shand and for 30 years she worked at Doneckers, Ephrata. A member of Swamp Ev. Lutheran Church, she enjoyed traveling, especially Hawaii, watching the news channel, collecting angels, and loved cats. Phyllis loved working and was a personal shopper.

She is survived by her daughters – Beverly A. Ansley, Wernersville, son-in-law – Joseph K. Ansley, Lititz, Teresa A. “Tess” wife of Robert E. Shank, Ephrata, her granddaughters – Heather Kilhefner-Kohl wife of Hoyt Kohl, Lancaster, Tanya wife of Ken Stauffer, Lititz, her great grandchildren – Hendrix, Haven & Leilani, and former son-in-law – Rodney R. Kilhefner, Ephrata. She was predeceased by her son – Barry Lee Kurtz, her brother – Charles Shealer and her grandson – Joseph K. Ansley.

A Celebration of Phyllis’ Life will be at a later date. Please honor Phyllis by contributing to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517 or Shriners Hospital, C/O Rajah Shriners, P.O. Box 40, Blandon, PA 19510. The Klee Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Shillington is assisting the Shealer family.


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A Celebration of Phyllis’ life will be held at a later date.

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Wounded Warrior Project

P.O. Box 758517
Topeka, KS 66675-8517

Shriners Hospital for Children

c/o Rajah Shrine
P.O. Box 40
Blandon, PA 19510


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Born: June 7, 1935
Died: December 30, 2021

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Tonja Greene posted on 3/3/22

We are SO sadden and sorry to hear of the death of Ms. Phyllis. We lived downstairs from her for 4 years and she loved us and we loved her. After moving to KY, most times when we were in the area, we would swing by to visit with her. She was lovely and very very kind to us. We usually called one another for the holidays, and when she hadn't called me I called her around Thanksgiving and then again at Christmas. Her number was disconnected, and I knew something was wrong, but did not know how to contact anyone. My husband found her obituary today. I know you didn't know us, but your mother was a beautiful gift, and thank you so much for sharing her with us. With all of our love Richard and Tonja Greene, along with our children David, Daniel, Selah, and Zion


Janan Musa posted on 1/11/22

Dear Tess, Beverly, Charlyn, and family, Our precious Phyllis was an elegant, kind, and spirited lady, unfailingly good natured and generous. She had a gentle spirit and her infectious laugh never seemed to leave her. She suffered unimaginable losses, yet remained full of light and grace. Phyllis was resilient and independent, working nearly all of her life, tirelessly and cheerfully, to raise her dear family and more. I’m very thankful that Phyllis and my Uncle Musa found each other and had so many happy times together. His love for Phyllis was deep and abiding. Dear Phyllis, may God rest you; and I trust that Barry, Joey, Chuck, Musa, and many others have welcomed you joyously. I love you and will miss you.


Beverly Ansley posted on 1/3/22

Heaven shines brighter with you there. Love ya mom