MIldred Leatrice (Kissling) Sillman

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


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
Stitzel Family Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., Laureldale is in charge of arrangements. 
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June 28, 2019

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

Funeral Mass
June 28, 2019

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

June 28, 2019

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

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