Jean Gloria (Rissmiller) Schell

November 19, 1938 ~ May 16, 2019 (age 80)

Jean Gloria (Rissmiller) Schell, 80, of Exeter Township, died May 16, 2019 at Berkshire Center, Exeter Township, where she had been a resident for 19 days.

She was the wife of Dale J. Schell, Sr., who died in 2002.

Born November 19, 1938 in Reading, she was a daughter of Sarah Rissimller.

Jean was a graduate of Reading High School.

She was employed as an assembler with the former Construction Fasteners, Wyomissing for 30 years, retiring in 2005.

Jean was a member of East Ends Athletic Club, Reading.  She enjoyed going to flea markets and loved watching wrestling.

Surviving are her two children: Donald J. Schell of Laureldale and Donna M. (Schell) Farrell of Amity Township.

There are also two stepchildren surviving, Dale J. Schell of Kenhorst and Daniel R. Schell of West Lawn.

In addition, she is survived by three grandchildren and five step grandchildren.

Jean was preceded in death by two stepchildren, Paul B. Schell and Deborah L. (Schell) Keffer.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Good Shepherd Cemetery, 170 Tuckerton Road, Muhlenberg Township. 

Stitzel Family Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., Laureldale is in charge of arrangements.  For online condolences, visit

Donations may be made to:

Alzheimer's Association
237 Court Street, Reading PA 19601

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