KATHLEEN P. SHIELDS, 67, OF PHOENIXVILLE Kathleen P. Shields, 67, of Phoenixville, PA, died on Thursday, April 25, 2013 in Manor Care King of Prussia. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Francis X. and Ruth M.(Christiansen) Shields. Kathleen proudly served in the United States Army as a Nurse during the Vietnam War and was awarded the Bronze Star. She then worked at the Valley Forge Army Hospital in Phoenixville. She worked as a Registered Nurse for Paoli Hospital, and then for the Visiting Nurse Association of Chester County. She was an active member of the Veterans of Foreign War Post 1564, Phoenixville, and was formerly a Post Commander. She had been Secretary of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 436, a member of the American Legion Post 482, Phoenixville Moose Lodge 1273 and Valley Forge Fire Company. She is survived by her sister, Karen Shields of Wilmington, DE; her brothers, Steven Shields of Audubon, PA; Joseph Shields of Birchrunville, PA, and David Shields and wife, Karen of Doylestown, PA, and her nieces and nephews. Relatives and Friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass in St. Ann Catholic Church, Third Avenue at Main Street, Phoenixville, on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Ann Cemetery, Phoenixville. A viewing will be held in the church on Tuesday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 436 Lewis Guillermin, P.O. Box 189, Phoenixville, PA 19460-0189. Condolences may be given to the family at www.DevlinRosmosKepp.com. Arrangements are by the Devlin Rosmos Kepp & Gatcha Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 517 S. Main Street, Phoenixville, PA.
Published in The Mercury on Apr. 27, 2013