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Alta Phyllis Rishel

December 6, 1922 December 20, 2018
Alta Phyllis Rishel
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Alta Phyllis Shrock Rishel, 96, of Clearfield and Hyde, passed away early Thursday morning December 20, 1918 at Mt. Laurel Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clearfield.

Born December 6, 1922 in Bigler Township, she was the daughter of John F. and Leah M. (Croyle) Shrock. Alta was a 1941 graduate of Clearfield Senior High School and a veteran of WWII from 1944 to 1945, serving in the US Navy Waves.

She worked for Murphy’s 5 & 10, Penelec, Tom Lingle Construction Company, Aughenbaugh Coal Company and Rishel Contracting Co.

Alta was a member of the West Side United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women’s Association, Circle Sarah, Sunday School Class #27 and the Visitation Committee, as well as a volunteer at the Clearfield Hospital, Heart Association and Shaw Public Library.

She belonged to the Keystone Travel Trailer Club, Watt Knott Club, Pinochle Club, Merry Widows, Lift of Clearfield & DuBois, the Red Hat Ladies Society and will be remembered as an avid reader, a collector of nativities and for her recycled cards.

On August 29, 1947 At the Presbyterian Church in Clearfield, she wed Malcolm Edson Rishel who preceded her in death on August 27, 1991. She was also preceded in death by her parents, brothers Clay L., Robert D. and Thomas L. Rishel, a sister Emma Shrock Lewis, and nephews Bernard. Lewis, and Rodney Rishel and Jay Shrock.

Surviving is a sister Florence S. Rogers of Clearfield, two brothers James I. Shrock of CT and John A. Shrock of GA. Also surviving are nieces and nephews Dean Shrock, Dennis Shrock, Donna Shrock Vilsack, Gayle Lewis McIntosh, Thomas L. Shrock Jr., David L. Shrock, Kathy Shrock Philliips, Gaye Shrock Meijer, Gloria Shrock Arkwright, Robin Shrock, Gregory Rogers, Daniel Rogers, Susan Rogers, Martena Rogers, Henry Rogers, Cari Shrock Smith, Tracey Shrock Markham, Sharon Shrock Hanna, Leah Shrock Schoenbachler, Emily Shrock Burton, Nancy Rishel Hackel, Penelope Rishel Alexander, Kip Rishel and Robin Rishel.

Special Thanks are sent to local friends: The Braid Family, Pat Crago, Margie Cowder, Cee Cee, Mary Helen Hipps, Rosella Kephart, Barbara Kline, Bill & Marge Marriott, Mona Mullen, The Neamy Family, Sybal Owens, Sue Peters, Jacquie Rishel and Donna Veihdeffer, her thoughtful caregiver.

Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel of the West Side United Methodist Church on Saturday March 9, 2019 at 2:00 PM, with the Reverend Joleen Wills officiating. Interment will be in the Bradford Cemetery Woodland.

The family suggests contributions be made to the West Side United Methodist Church 317 Nichols Street Clearfield, PA 16830.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

The Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Clearfield, is in charge of the arrangements
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Bradford Cemetery Final Resting Place

Shawville Road
Woodland, PA 16881

Shawville Road Woodland 16881 PA
United States

Memorial Contribution

West Side United Methodist Church

317 Nichols Street
Clearfield, PA 16830

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