Beatrice L. "Tiny" Sheets, 86, of Eagles Mere, died Friday, May 3, 2013, at the Muncy Valley Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit.
Born May 23, 1926, in Eagles Mere, she was a daughter of the late George A. Sr. and Mable Elizabeth Fear Rider. Her husband of 43 years, Guy T. "Jack" Sheets, preceded her in death on April 19, 1988. Tiny was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed word search puzzles, decorating for the holidays and sitting on the porch talking with friends and neighbors as they passed by.
Surviving are a daughter, Joyce (Bill) Tobias of Muncy; three sons, James (Debbie) Sheets of Berwick, Donald (Linda) Sheets of Montoursville and Terry "Tom" (Susie) Sheets of Hughesville; a sister, Mary (Robert) Sullivan of Eagles Mere; seven grandchildren, Scott Sheets of Berwick, Danny (Kim) Sheets of Berwick, Tony (Trish) Sheets of Berwick, Kathy (Jamie) Rakestraw of Pennsdale, Chad Tobias of Muncy, Mandy (David) Holmes of Montgomery and Jon Sheets of Hughesville; 10 great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Doris "Dot" Rider of Eagles Mere.
In addition to her parents and husband, Tiny was preceded in death by a daughter, Penny Sheets and a brother, George Rider Jr.
In keeping with Tiny's wishes, the funeral services will be held privately at the convenience of the family, with burial in Eagles Mere Cemetery.
The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to a charity of choice.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Hughesville.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.mccartythomas.com.