Shirley A (Werkheiser) Pyatt

Born: Thu., Apr. 1, 1943
Died: Wed., Mar. 20, 2019


1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Sun., Mar. 24, 2019
Location: Noto-Wynkoop Funeral Home

Funeral Service

3:00 PM Sun., Mar. 24, 2019
Location: Noto-Wynkoop Funeral Home

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Shirley Ann Pyatt, 75, of Phillipsburg, NJ, lovingly known as Mom, Nanny, Shirl and Squirrley, went to “sleep”, March 20, 2019 with her husband at her side.

Born April 1, 1943 , she was the daughter of the late Marvin Werkheiser and the late Catherine Fitch.

Shirley was preceded in death by her son, Bernard “Tonner” Pyatt and brother, Jerry Nixdorf.

Shirley leaves behind a loving husband of 57 years, Howard “Zeke” Pyatt. In addition to her husband she is survived by her daughter Robyn Morgan and her husband John of Delaware and two sons, Travis Pyatt and Tracy Pyatt and his wife Stephanie, all in Phillipsburg; fifteen grandchildren, Kaela, Peyton, Tyler, Amber, Jason, Joshua, Ashley and her husband Alan, Alicia, Erin, Andrew, Orry, Aleigha, John Jr., and Gabriel; three great-grandchildren, Eyin, Austin, and Eric; sisters Annette “Jackie” (Nixdorf) Babcock, Carol (Werkheiser) Werner and Mabel Werkheiser Saylor. Shirley also leaves two very important people in her life that she loved, John and Terry Lefler.

Shirley was a graduate of Phillipsburg High School, class of 1961. Not only was she a loving wife, great mom, grandmother and great-grandmother, she formerly coached for PAL, worked at the Phillipsburg Free Press, served as a member of the Phillipsburg Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary and countless other things.
Shirley was such a strong person who would do anything for anybody, and often did. She did so much, asking for nothing in return.

Visitation will be held 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., Sunday, in the Noto-Wynkoop Funeral Home, 289 S. Main Street, Phillipsburg. Services will begin at 3:00.

Donations: Phillipsburg Fire Co.  #1, 220 South Main St, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865

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Lewis Kramer
   Posted Wed March 20, 2019
Thoughts and prayers to you and your family Zeke. Shirley was a beautiful person and will be sorely missed.

Michelle Wynkoop Craig
   Posted Thu March 21, 2019
Zeke and Family,
Shirley will always keep a special place in my heart. Always giving when she had nothing. Always loving, always caring for others no matter who you were. She supported me during difficult times in my life and I will never forget her. Her home was the Neighborhood Go-To Place where anyone could feel at home. She was truly one in a mil.
Michelle Wynkoop Craig