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Phyllis V. Shall

Phyllis V. Shall     â€œbeloved mother and grandmother”

OSWAYO, PA----Phyllis V. Shall, 93, of Oswayo, passed away Thursday, August 1, 2013 in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, after a long illness.
     Born October 5, 1919 in Roulette, she was a daughter of Ortie W. and Nellie B. Fox Hathaway.  On October 4, 1941 in Bolivar, NY, she married Paul J. Shall, who passed away on August 13, 1999.
     Mrs. Shall attended schools in North Stratford, NH, Rutland, VT, Tillsonburg, Ontario, Canada where she was a track standout, Shinglehouse High School, and graduated in 1938 from Collingswood High School, Collingswood, NJ.  
     In 1963, Mrs. Shall along with her husband, purchased the former Pearsall’s General Store in Oswayo, becoming Shall’s General Store, which they operated until the time of Paul’s death.  Mrs. Shall also assisted her husband who was the longtime postmaster in Oswayo.  Mrs. Shall served on the Oswayo Valley School Board.  During her years of service she was instrumental in the starting of the IU9 program.  She was also the longtime secretary of the Wells Cemetery Association in Oswayo.
     Mrs. Shall was a life member of St. Theresa Roman Catholic Church in Shinglehouse.  She was a member of St. Theresa Guild, a member of the former Rebekah Lodge in Oswayo, and a member of the Wednesday Night Bowlerettes in Shinglehouse.  Mrs. Shall was an avid bowler traveling extensively and competing in many tournaments.  She loved to read, solve crossword puzzles and garden.  
     Surviving are a son, Michael P. (Beth) Shall of Oswayo; two daughters, Susan J. (Bucky) Amidon of Oswayo and Gina C. Shall of Frankfort, Kentucky; thirteen grandchildren; twenty seven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Edward (Dorthy) Hathaway of Welland, Ontario, Canada and Jack Hathaway of Watkins Glen, NY; and several nieces and nephews.
     In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Shall was predeceased by two sons, Gregory W. Shall, who died on September 12, 2003, and Jeffrey A. Shall, who died on October 17, 2011; two grandsons, Christopher A. Shall, who died on April 21, 1996, and Lucas A. Shall, who died on August 6, 2004; a brother, William A. Hathaway; and two step-brothers, Keith Carroll and Alan Carroll.
     Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Sunday at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, PA.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Monday, August 5, 2013 in St. Theresa Roman Catholic Church, South Puritan Street, Shinglehouse, with the Rev. Thomas E. Brown, pastor, as celebrant.  Committal services and burial will be in Wells Cemetery, Oswayo.
     The Rosary will be recited at 8:30 p.m. on Sunday in the funeral home.
     Flowers are gratefully declined and will be provided by the family.  Memorials may be made to St. Theresa Roman Catholic Church, PO Box 277, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.


Having a camp in the area we and our children were fortunate enough to have the memories of walking down the road to your parents store. Your parents were some of the nicest people we have ever known and they both will always remain in our memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Dan & Tammy Nyeste Aug 6 2013 12:00 AM

God has called an angel to heaven, may you find some comfort in knowing she is looking down on you and smiling

Barbara Henderson Aug 4 2013 12:00 AM

Gina, I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of your loving mother. I know how special she was to you. May God bless and comfort you and all of your family.

Caroline Miller Aug 3 2013 12:00 AM

So sorry for you loss. Gina and Susie, you and others were lucky to have had a wonderful and generous Mother. I am honored to have met Mrs. Shall years ago and have always cherished the memory. Many prayers to you all while you go through this  time of mourning and enter the beauty of memories.

Paula G. Lee Aug 3 2013 12:00 AM

Gina - So sorry to hear about your loss. No matter how old we are, we're still just little girls inside when it comes to losing a mother. Even though I never met your Mom, I know she must have been a very special woman to have raised a daughter like you.  My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Terri Morris Aug 3 2013 12:00 AM


KATHY WOJTANIK Aug 2 2013 12:00 AM

Gina and Susie:  So sorry for your loss.  Parents are so special.  I know you all are going to miss her dearly.  Many prayers to all your family.  God needed another special angel.

God Bless,

Pauline Clark

Pauline Clark Aug 2 2013 12:00 AM

The Shall family and especially my classmate, Gina:

  My deepest sympathy. I wish you strength during this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Patsy (Bell) Colbey Aug 2 2013 12:00 AM

I'm sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with your family.

Patricia Wilson Aug 2 2013 12:00 AM

Gina I'm so sorry for your loss ... thinking of you ... may your mom rest in peace ...

Renee' Ruble Aug 2 2013 12:00 AM

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