Shettler, Leah J. (Fitch)


Leah J. (Fitch) Shettler, 73, of North East died on Saturday August 22, 2015 at Presque Isle Rehabilitation and Nursing Home. She was the wife of the retired Rev. Robert R. Shettler and mother of the Rev. Mark Shettler, pastor of North East Immanuel and State Line United Methodist churches. 

Born in August 29, 1941 in Corry, PA to the late William F. and Jean Edwards Fitch, Leah graduated from Corry High School in1959. She worked in the United Methodist ministry with her husband, was a Sunday school teacher, president of the United Methodist Women, enjoyed music and being in the choir. 

Leah is survived by her husband, whom she married October 10, 1959; sons Rev. Mark Shettler (Cathy) of Harborcreek and William Shettler of Michigan; daughter, Elizabeth Shimshock (John) of Pittsburgh; brother William Fitch (Dodie) of Mill Village; stepfather Louie Johnson of Union City; stepsisters, Tiana Migliaccio (Carl) of Elgin, PA, Linda Tubbs (Marvin) of Florida, Patricia Bartholomew; stepbrother, Louie Johnson Jr. of Union City; grandchildren, Sara Smith (Chris) of Michigan, Elisabeth Miller(Kenny) of Michigan, Joshua Shettler of North East, Rebecca Reed of Tennessee, Austin Shettler of Corry; great-grandchildren Kristina Smith of Michigan, Rayna Rose Shettler of Harborcreek, Sierra Shettler and Aaliyah Shettler; several nieces and nephews. 

Friends were received at the William D. Elkin Funeral Home, in North East  and a funeral service was held at the Immanuel United Methodist Church in North East. Interment at Pine Grove Cemetery was to be private.

Memorials may be made to Wesley Wood Camp, 1001 Fiddlersgreen Rd., Grand Valley, PA 16420.

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