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Kathryn W. (Wood) Shifler

February 11, 1934 - May 7, 2017

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Kathryn W. Shifler,83, formerly of Carbondale died Sunday at Wayne Woodlands Manor. She was the widow of Oliver R. Shifler, who died in 2009.

Born and raised in Waymart, she was the daughter of the late Harry & Helen Curtis Wood. She was a graduate of Waymart High School.   Kay with her husband Ollie operated the Oliver Shifler Funeral Homes in Carbondale and Waymart until their retirement.

Kay was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Carbondale, The Triple M Club and choir at the church. A member of the Carbondale and Waymart Historical Societies and was active in Gravity Railroad Preservation.  She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and was an avid reader.  She was a member of the Waymart High School Girls State Championship Basketball Team. Kay along with the Carbondale Shade Tree Commission was active and proud in the preservation of an over 200 year old American Elm Tree on Church Street in Carbondale.

She is survived by a daughter Kim Ann and husband Jere DeEsch, Canadensis, two sons, James Hilton and wife Pam, Syracuse, NY and Robert Hilton, Greentown, a step-son, Dale Shifler, Ellenton, FL., several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a step-daughter, Sandra Pasterchik and two brothers, Curtis and William Wood.

There will be a memorial service scheduled in the future.

Arrangements are by the Oliver Shifler & Scotchlas Funeral Home, Inc. Carbondale. For condolences visit:

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