Shirley J. Mathias of Kennett Square

Shirley J. Mathias, 80, of Kennett Square,died Tuesday, Feb. 24, at Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester. She was the wife of Philip H. Mathias, with whom she shared 57 years of marriage.

Born in Braddock, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Clara Bunt Fischer.

She was a homemaker and also taught home economics at Penncrest High School in Media.

She was a faith-filled and godly woman, and she was an active member of St. Michael Lutheran Church in Unionville. She loved spending time with and encouraging family and friends, taking an active interest in each one.

Shirley was a volunteer greeter at Longwood Gardens. She enjoyed sewing, reading, tennis, bird watching, traveling with Phil, and beautiful sunsets.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by one son, Mark F. Mathias and his wife Laura of Rochester, N.Y.; two daughters, Marcy L. Wisbauer and her husband Kenny of Charlottesville, Va. and Sharon L. Mathias of Kansas City, Mo.; one sister-in-law, Dona Fischer of Greenville, S.C.; five grandchildren, Andrew Mathias and his wife Allison, Jeremie Mathias, Kevin Mathias, Katie Wisbauer and Kelli Wisbauer and one great granddaughter, Samantha Mathias.

She was predeceased by one brother, Earle E. Fischer.

You are invited to visit with her family and friends noon to 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 28, at St. Michael Lutheran Church, 109 East Doe Run Road (& Route 82) in Unionville. Her Memorial service will follow. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, a contribution in Shirley’s memory, may be made to St. Michael Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 178, Unionville, PA 19375

Online condolences may be made by visiting www.griecocares.com

Arrangements by the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home in Kennett Square.

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