Shirley Marie Palmatary, 88, of Greenwood, DE passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at home surrounded by her loving family. Shirley was born in Sellersville, PA, the daughter of the late Paul and Violet (Shafer) Dotschkal. She worked as a seamstress at the DeLoux Sweater Factory in Sellersville, PA for many years before retiring. Shirley enjoyed doing crafts and loved selling her crafts and jewelry at the Milford Farmers Market. She also was an avid bowler and enjoyed bowling in the Senior Bowling Leagues at the Milford Bowling Lanes. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Alexander Palmatary and two great granddaughters Alana Rose Prettyman and Brooke Cynthia Davis.
She is survived by her six children: Kathleen Vasey (Dan), Debra Boyer (Jim), Ralph Paul Shoultes (Terri), Gordon Shoultes (Melissa), Jody Burgess (Jim) and Alan Shoultes; one sister JoAnn Dotschkal Reiff (Bill) and one brother Charles Dotschkal (Betty); 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
A viewing will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 am on Monday, November 18, 2019 at the Lofland Funeral Home, 102 Lakeview Avenue, Milford where funeral services will follow at 11:30 am. As Shirley’s favorite color was Red, the family requests that everyone please wear something Red to her service. Burial will be in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Millsboro.
The family requests that no flowers be sent. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to the Alana Rose Foundation, P.O. Box 1241, Ocean View, DE 19970. Letters of condolence may be shared with the family at www.loflandandmcknatt.com.
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Alana Rose Foundation
P.O. Box 1241, Ocean View DE 19970