Phyllis Walter Colborn, 88, of Clarks Summit, died Tuesday evening. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Colborn, on June 19, 1990.
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Born in Scranton on Dec. 6, 1924, daughter of the late Michael and Catherine Barclay Walter, Phyllis was a graduate of Central Scranton High School. A member of the class of 1943, she celebrated her 50th class reunion. Before retirement, she worked for Scranton Lace Co., Powers department store and part-time for her husband's business, Auto Express. A former member of Clarks Summit Lutheran Church, she was also a member of Clarks Summit Womens' Club.
Considered a second mother by many for her loving and caring ways, she left a lasting impression on her relatives and friends alike. She always put others first and played a monumental role in her grandchildren's upbringing. She enjoyed road trips, family gatherings and her collections of records, videos, rocks, shells and coins, which she shared with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A loving mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt, she will never be forgotten. She passed away surrounded by her family and friends.
Her family would like to acknowledge and thank the entire staff of NROC, Dunmore, for the care given to Phyllis throughout her treatment.
She is survived by a daughter, Nancy Beshore, Clarks Summit; a brother, Willard Walter and wife, Carol, Virginia; a sister, Peggy Love and husband, Don, Scranton; five loving grandchildren, Brett Beshore and wife, Maryann, Yorktown, Ind.; Denise Wallace and husband, Pete, Glen Rock; Laura and Mike Wolf, Philadelphia; and Murray Wolf, Forty Fort; four great-grandchildren, Brenden, Jorden and Marley Beshore; and Silas Wallace; many nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Colborn Wolf; a brother, Michael Walter; and sisters, Evelyn Lynott, Helen Walter, Catherine Weisenfluh, Emma Gursky and Doris Fritch.
The funeral will be Tuesday with public viewing beginning at 9 a.m. followed by services at 10 in the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 517 N. Main St., Old Forge, by the Rev. Donald J. Stump, Phyllis' nephew. Interment will follow in Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to
, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Visit www.KearneyFuner alHome.com for directions or to leave an online condolence.
Kearney Funeral Homes
517 North Main Street Old Forge, PA 18518-1811
Published in Scranton Times on July 5, 2013