Beatrice A. “Sally” Shilk

Beatrice A. “Sally” Shilk, 83, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of Grant Road, Ridgway, passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at Elk Haven, after a lengthy illness.

She was born February 19, 1934, in Ridgway, daughter of the late Lawrence and Virginia Grosser Northrop. She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Ridgway High School.  Sally was a retired employee of Clarion Sintered Metals.

Sally married Melvin D. Shilk, Sr., who preceded her in death on April 10, 2007.

She is survived by a daughter, Cynthia O’Leary and her husband Michael of Kersey; four sons, Melvin “Rusty” Shilk and his wife Kathy of Ridgway, Charles Shilk and his wife Margaret of Brockway, Carl Shilk and his wife Dawn of Ridgway, and Edward Shilk and his wife Julie of Ridgway; 11 grandchildren, Dave Shilk, Paul Shilk, Jason O’Leary (Shannon), Carey Findlay (David), Christopher Shilk (Denna), Kyle Shilk (Heidi), Tyler Shilk, Madison Shilk, Alyssa Shilk, Amanda Shilk, and Aaron Shilk; six great grandchildren; a brother, Edward Northrop and his wife Debbie of Columbus, OH; and by numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, Sally was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Charlie Shilk and Gelaine O’Leary; two sisters, Virginia Steger and Pauline Smith; and by three brothers, Eugene Northrop, Lawrence Northrop, and Robert Northrop in childhood.

Sally was a member of the Red Hat Society and the Montmorenci Grange. She will be remembered as a very hard worker.  Sally, along with her sister Virginia, owned and operated the former Buttons and Bows Yarn and Fabric Shop in Ridgway.

A Funeral Service will be held in the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow in the Ott Cemetery in Ridgway.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Tuesday morning from 9:30 until the time of the service.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Elk Haven Nursing Home, 785 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, PA 15857, or to a favorite charity.

Alice (Servidea) Balliet March 24, 2017 at 5:14 pm

Rusty, Cindy and family,
My sympathy on the loss of your mom.

Lois Feidler March 26, 2017 at 1:22 am

My thoughts & prayers to the Shilk family. My deepest sympathies to you, dear friend, Cindy. Thinking of you at this difficult time.

Richard A. Stenta March 26, 2017 at 8:14 am

A wonderful lady I have known back to my childhood. She and my Mom,,,,,wonderful friends as were her children. My deepest sympathies on her loss. We are all so much richer for having known her and her family and having had her in our lives.

R. Stenta

Tammy Devers March 26, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Sending heartfelt sympathy to all on the loss of a great lady! You will be missed, Aunt Sally! Love and hugs to all!

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