Lola Jean Sheats, age 86, of Berwick, passed away August 28, 2021 at Geisinger Danville hospital.
Born January 21, 1935, in a red farmhouse in Westport, Ontario, Canada, Lola was the daughter of Roy and Pearl Prevost. She was one of eight siblings, and she was a 1956 graduate of Kingston Ontario nursing school. Lola took part of her training at Toronto Sick Children’s hospital.
Lola is survived by Louis, with whom would have celebrated her 65th wedding anniversary on November 10 of this year. Lola and Louis were married in Kingston, Ontario on November 10, 1956 and settled in Lock Haven, PA at that time. Lola worked as a nurse at Lock Haven hospital. She and her husband then moved to Berwick, and she became a beautician.
Lola was athletic and strong. She enjoyed gardening, and she took much pride in her creative flower displays and fragrant roses. She baked wonderful bread and pies to share with family and friends, and she was an excellent crafter, making handmade Halloween costumes and gingerbread trains for her grandchildren. She loved her family very much.
Preceding Lola in death are her parents, her siblings Noreen, Harry, Bob, Ronnie and Debbie, and her grandson, Andrew Protsko.
She is survived by her husband Louis ; son Stephen Sheats and daughter Susan Protsko ; grandchildren Matthew Sheats (wife, Kristen), Brandon Sheats, and Tara Protsko DeMelfi (husband, Christopher DeMelfi). She has three great-granddaughters, Kaylie, Charlee and Maya.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Lola’s memory may be sent to the Salvation Army, Berwick, PA.
A celebration of life will be held Thursday September 2, 2021 at 4:00 pm at the James L. Hinckley Jr. Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc, 1024 Market St, Berwick, PA with Pastor Ryan Reigh officiating. Family will receive friends from 3:00 pm until time of service at the funeral home.
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