Phyllis Christine (Johnson) Shirokey/Sheroka (1930 - 2015)

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  • "Phyllis was a dear person."
    - Lori Stafford
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Phyllis Christine Shirokey/Sheroka, 84, DuBois, passed away Monday, March 16, 2015, at her residence surrounded by her family.
Born Aug. 3, 1930, in DuBois, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Daisy Long Johnson.
Phyllis graduated from DuBois High School in 1947 and went to nursing school to become a candy striper at DuBois Hospital. She moved Schenectady, N.Y., to pursue a career as real estate broker where she worked for Wellbourne and Purdy for many years.
She enjoyed music, dancing, and loved arts and crafts.
Mrs. Shirokey is survived by husband of 65 years, Alexander Shirokey, whom she married April 13, 1950, in Cumberland, Md.; daughters: Debi Constantino-Fleeger of DuBois and Lori Atkinson of Schenectady, N.Y.; grandchildren: Sunni Schubert, Robert "JP" Milhomnme Jr., and Sklyar Atkinson; great-granddaughter: Aubrey Lynn Hope Milhomme; siblings: Shirlee Cleary of New York, Sandi Kelege of Pennsylvania, Doris Frantz and Joyce Penvose of Pennsylvania, Ronnie Johnson and Dennis Johnson of Pennsylvania; and many nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by a brother, Melvin Johnson; and sister, Donna Chittester.
Friends will be received from 5-9 p.m. Thursday, March 19, 2015, at the Mohney-Yargar Funeral Chapel, DuBois. Services will be held at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Friday, March 20, 2015, with Pastor John Miller officiating. Interment will be at Morningside Cemetery.
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142 West Long Ave
Du Bois, PA 15801
(814) 371-2521
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Published in The Courier Express from Mar. 18 to Mar. 19, 2015
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