James L. Shilling
James L. Shilling Sr., 92, of Reedsville, passed away Monday morning, July 15, 2019, at Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital.
Born June 27, 1927, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Brice L. Shilling Sr. and Eva Naomi (Ferguson) Shilling. His wife, Ethel Mae (Wilson) Shilling, preceded him in death June 12, 1997.
Surviving are: children, Gwendolyn Barrett and husband, Richard, of Exton, and James L. Shilling Jr. and wife, Patti, of Reedsville; grandchildren, Travis and wife, Jenny, Kristen and husband, Dan, Lauren and husband, Tyler, Andrew and Jennifer; and great-grandchildren, Kyle, Tyler, Parker, Connor and Eloise. He was preceded in death by siblings, Brice L. Schilling Sr. and Betty Orner.
James was retired military, a veteran of World War II, serving in both the Army and Air Force. He was a member of the Reedsville Evangelical Lutheran Church, Masonic Lodge 203, Lewistown, and Scottish Rites, the 305th Bomb Group and Pennsylvania National Guard. During his military career, he was awarded the Army of Occupation Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. He was inducted into the Four Chaplains Memorial Foundation Legion of Honor Program for his humanitarian and unconditional service to others during his military career.
There will be a visitation from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday, July 18, 2019, at the Reedsville Evangelical Lutheran Church. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., with Rev. Carla Volland officiating. Interment will be in Church Hill Cemetery, Reedsville, with Lewistown VFW Post 7011 providing military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to: Reedsville Evangelical Lutheran Church, 200 E. Logan St., Reedsville, PA 17084. For online condolences, visit bohnfuneralhome.com.