Sheila Fleming Herbst, 89, of Berwyn, Pennsylvania, passed away May 9, 2023.
Born July 12, 1933 in St. Louis, Missouri, she was a daughter of the late Joseph Emmett and Rosalind Wood (nee Keely) Fleming.
Sheila was a graduate of the University of Illinois and worked as a parasitologist. She and Dave married
in 1956 and lived in Detroit until moving to Palo Alto, California, where Dave completed graduate studies.
In 1961, they moved to Wayne PA where they have since resided. She and Dave had five children who
attended St. Monica School. Sheila continued to attend St. Monica for the remainder of her life and
volunteered at the church thrift shop, and in the school cafeteria.
Sheila was proud of her Irish heritage. (St. Patrick’s Day was a big celebration for her each year.) She
was actively engaged in her children’s endeavors and was a very supportive and loving mother and
grandmother. She enjoyed bowling, swimming at the local YMCA throughout her life, loved opera,
was an avid card player and treasured and appreciated long-lasting friendships.
Sheila was the beloved wife of David Richard Herbst; loving mother of Margaret “Peggy” Sanders (Gene),
Joseph Herbst, Kathleen Hester, Mary Paynic, and Julia Herbst (Jim Wentz); adoring grandmom of Matt
and Chris Herbst, Katherine and Bridget Gunther, Devon and Riley Hester; and dear sister-in-law of
Bernice Fleming. She was predeceased by her brother Patrick Fleming.
Relatives and friends are invited to her Visitation 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Monday, May 15, 2023 at The
Donohue Funeral Home, 366 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, PA 19087, and 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Tuesday,
May 16, 2023 at St. Monica Church, 63 Main Ave. Berwyn, PA 19312, followed by her Funeral Mass at
11:00 AM. Interment Calvary Cemetery, West Conshohocken.
Memorial contributions may be made in Sheila’s memory to the Upper Main Line YMCA, 1416 Berwyn
Paoli Road, Berwyn, PA 19312.
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