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MIldred Leatrice (Kissling) Sillman

October 21, 1923 ~ June 20, 2019 (age 95)

Obituary

Mildred L. (Kissling) Sillman, 95, of Phoebe Berks, Wernersville and formerly of Cross Keys Rd., Bern Township, died June 20, 2019 in Penn State Health / St. Joseph.
She was married April 2, 1949 to George I. Sillman, Jr., who died February 10, 2006.
Born in her Wyomissing Borough residence on October 21, 1923, she was a daughter of the late J. William and Anna E. (Dussinger) Kissling.
Mildred was a 1941 graduate of Robesonia High School and a 1946 graduate of St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing.
She was employed for over 20 years as a registered nurse with Berks Vo-Tech, Bern Township, retiring in 1988.
Prior to that, she was employed with St. Joseph’s Hospital, Community General Hospital,  and as a private duty nurse.
Mildred was a member of the St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association; Ontelaunee Grange and Mount Pleasant Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary.
She served in the Army Nurse Cadet Corp during WWII.
Mildred is survived by three daughters: Patricia L. (Sillman) Pohl, companion of Einar Andersen of Spring Township; Catherine E. (Sillman), wife of David A. Wolf of Spring Township and Georgine M. (Sillman), widow of Gordon R. Cooke of Exeter Township.
She was predeceased by a daughter, Suzanne Marie Sillman (1950-1965).
Other survivors include seven grandchildren: Jennifer L., wife of Theodore Perezous; Joseph G., husband of Angela Cooke; Nicholas J. Pohl; Jessica L., wife of Patrick Nelis; Lindsay R., wife of Ryan Dunstan; Elizabeth L. Cooke and Timothy S., husband of Meredith Pohl.
There are also 8 great grandchildren: Sophia, Adam, Mia, Matix, Jack, Caitlyn, Cooper, and Tucker.
She is also survived by three siblings: Arlene K. (Kissling), widow of Ray Freeman; Mary Jane (Kissling), wife of Clark Beidler and Edward, husband of Joan (Benzel) Kissling.
Mildred was predeceased by six siblings: James, R. John, Carl, Melvin, Russell, and Thomas Kissling.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, June 28th at 10:00 am in Holy Guardian Angels R.C. Church, 3121 Kutztown Road, Hyde Park.  A viewing will be held Friday from 9:00 am – 10:00 am in the Church.  Burial will be in Gethsemane Cemetery, Muhlenberg Township.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Penn State Health / St. Joseph, please memo “Nursing Education”, PO Box 316, Reading, PA 19603 or at www.TheFutureOfHealthCare.org
Stitzel Family Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., Laureldale is in charge of arrangements. 
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Services

Viewing
Friday
June 28, 2019

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Holy Guardian Angels Roman Catholic Church
3121 Kutztown Road
Reading, PA 19605

Funeral Mass
Friday
June 28, 2019

10:00 AM
Holy Guardian Angels Roman Catholic Church
3121 Kutztown Road
Reading, PA 19605

Committal
Friday
June 28, 2019

4:00 PM
Gethsemane Cemetery
3139 Kutztown Road
Reading, PA 19605

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