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Frances Shirley Felker
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Obituary for Frances Shirley Felker

Frances Shirley Felker, 87, of Ashland, PA passed away Friday, June 23, 2017 at Luther Ridge at Seiders Hill, Pottsville, PA. Born in Maizeville, PA on July 19, 1929, daughter of the late Albert and Evelyn (Davis) Anderson, Shirley graduated from Gilberton High School and the Ashland State General Hospital School of Nursing, where she was employed as a registered nurse until her retirement. She married Robert K. Felker on November 22, 1951, who preceded her in death in 1999. She was also preceded in death by a sister Dorothy Moyer, and a brother Albert Anderson.

Shirley is survived by sons, Robert (Jackie) Felker of Ellicott City, MD, and their three children and nine grandchildren, and Ken (Linda) Felker of Edinboro, PA, and their sons, Josh and Cort Mukina.

Shirley was actively involved in numerous community organizations including Ashland Borough Council, Washington Fire Company's Ladies Auxiliary, and Ashland Little League Auxiliary. She also was a devoted member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, singing in the chancel choir and serving on various committees throughout the years. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Ashland Chapter for over 50 years holding the office of Tresurer for 20 years, Past Matron and held numerous appointments in Grand Chapter. Shirley was an avid reader, collector and enjoyed knitting and shopping with friends. She hosted many summer get-togethers for family, highlighted by the colorful and oft-repeated stories of the Felker siblings (Bob, Bill, Fay and Peanut).

The family would like to give a special thanks to Pastor Dana Heckman-Beil and her husband, Dave and daughter, Emily for the friendship, support and care they provided to mom throughout the years.

Graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family in Brock Cemetery, Ashland,PA. A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church at a later date. Contributions can be made to the church she loved and served faithfully, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 35 North 9th Street, Ashland, PA 17921. Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home, Ashland,PA is in charge of arrangements.

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Cemetery Details


Brock Cemetery

Ashland, PA
17921, PA 17921

Memorial Contribution

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

North 9th Street
Ashland, PA 17921

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