Grace Madeline (Shiley) Fleming

July 26, 1920 ~ June 29, 2022 (age 101)


      Grace Madeline (Shiley) Fleming, of Williamsport, passed away on Wednesday June 29, 2022, at the Williamsport Home. She was the wife of the late Donald W. Fleming, who passed March 25, 1989.

     Born July 26, 1920, in Philadelphia, Grace was 27 days away from celebrating her 102nd birthday. She was a daughter of the late Elmer and Catherine (Walsh) Shiley and was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

     Grace was a feisty, adventurous, woman. She graduated from Mt. Union High School in 1938, where she would fondly reflect on playing tenor saxophone in the school band. Grace loved to travel. She visited many states and countries, and one of her favorite places to revisit with family, was Cape Cod. She liked cats and was a member of the American Business Women’s Association. Grace enjoyed reading, and worked for Otto’s Bookstore and the Taber Museum in Williamsport, many years ago. In her spare-time, if she wasn’t playing cards, she was tracing her family ancestry to Ireland. She was proud to be Roman Catholic, and was a member of the former Ascension Catholic Church, St. Joseph the Worker.

     Surviving are her two children, Eileen Logue and James Fleming; two granddaughters, Pamela Zueger (John) of Washington and Tanya Jaspers (Rene’) of The Netherlands; two great-granddaughters, Catalina and Savannah Jaspers; one niece Gail Hughes and her children Cindy, Karen and David.

     Along with her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by one sister, Rita Marie Kidd and two brothers, Leonard and Elmer Shiley.

     A memorial service to honor Grace’s life will be held at a later date.

     In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to St. Catherine Catholic Church, 203 W. Market St., Mt. Union, PA 17066, and/or St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 711 W. Edwin St., Williamsport, PA 17701.


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St. Joseph the Worker Parish
711 West Edwin St., Williamsport PA 17701

St. Catherine Catholic Church
203 W. Market Street, Mt. Union PA 17066

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