Rosella J. Shimmel
Rosella J. Shimmel
  • October 1, 1935 - July 27, 2017
  • Clearfield, Pennsylvania

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Rosella Jane Shimmel, 81, of Clearfield, passed away Thursday, July 27, 2017 at the home of her son and taken to Carolina East Medical Center, New Bern, North Carolina.

Mrs. Shimmel was born October 1, 1935 in Clearfield, the daughter of Harry and Thelma (Fry) Coulter.

She was a member of the Eastern Star for 50 years.

Mrs. Shimmel enjoyed her family, sewing, singing, playing guitar and computers.

Rosella is survived by her three sons; Randy Shimmel of Havelock, NC, Brian Shimmel and his wife Sharon of Modesto, CA and Fred Shimmel of Havelock, NC, five grandchildren; Krystal and her husband Frank Meirinho, Tara Shimmel and fiancé Mike Mclinay, Bethany Shimmel, Brandon and partner Carl Price and Stephanie and her husband Cole Sierra, two great grandchildren; Aryanna Shimmel and Clarissa Meirinho, and two sisters; Marie and her husband Clyde Kramer of Stump Creek and Joann and her husband Don Stiner of Erie.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Gordon Shimmel whom she married October 9,1954 and who passed away November 26, 2006, an infant sister, three sisters; Nellie Sharp, Dorothy "Dot" Lewis and Mary Kougher and two brothers; William "Tim" and Harry Coulter.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, August 7, 2017 at the Bennett and Houser Funeral Home, Inc. of Clearfield with Rev. John White officiating. Interment will be in Crown Crest Memorial Park.

Friends will be received at the funeral home on Sunday, August 6, 2017 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8:00 PM and on Monday from 9:00 AM until the hour of services. The Order of the Easter Star, Altoona Chapter 290 will conduct a memorial service at 6:00 PM on Sunday.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 26 S. 2nd Street, Suite 102, Clearfield, PA 16830.

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