Sheila (Ashley) Ferris, 88, of Highland Park Senior Living, Wilkes-Barre Twp, passed away peacefully on April 17th, after a lengthy illness, not CoVid 19 related, at Timber Ridge Skilled Nursing Facility.
Born in Cleveland OH, on March 2, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Edward Elton and Edna Mae (McDonald) Ashley. She attended Rosedale Elementary School in Cleveland, graduated from East High School in 1949, and attended Cleveland College. She was married to Rev Thomas H Ferris for 41 years, and together they raised 3 children.
Sheila was a Preschool teacher, Sunday School teacher, Secretary and worked for many years as a Certified Nursing Assistant retiring from Mercy Hospital, Wilkes-Barre. She was a loving wife and Mother, and absolutely adored her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She was a member of Grace Episcopal Church, Kingston, and a member of the St Martha’s Guild.
Sheila was preceded in death by her loving husband, Reverend Thomas H. Ferris, who died on January 1, 1992.
Surviving is a loving daughter, Robin A. Yedlock and her husband, Joseph, Hanover Township, two loving sons, Brian L Ferris and his wife, Diana, Wichita, KS, and Scott A. Ferris, Topeka, KS. Grandchildren Zachary (Elanor) Ferris, Ashleigh Ferris, Audrey (Mike) Mill, Sarah (Pete) Moro, great grandchildren Gabrielle and Lydia Mill.
We would like to thank the staff and caregivers at Highland Park Senior Living who took wonderful care of Mom for nearly 3 years. She loved you all.
Due to the Covid19 outbreak, a Memorial Service to celebrate her life will be held at a later date. Private Services will be held at the convenience of the family with interment in Maple Hill Cemetery, Hanover Township.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Grace Episcopal Church,
30 Butler Street, Kingston, PA 18704.
Services have been entrusted to Kniffen O’Malley Leffler Funeral & Cremation Services, Wilkes-Barre. Online condolences can be left for the family at KniffenFuneralHome.com
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