Lynn Marie Schry, 55

Lynn Marie Schry, 55, of West Pittsburg passed away Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at Jameson Memorial Hospital.

Born July 6, 1962 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late James C. Schry and Patricia Mehard Schry, formerly of Ellwood City.

Lynn graduated from Riverside High School. She was a member of Christ Presbyterian Church where she taught Sunday School for the Pre-K kids for many years. She was known for work with plastic canvas and yarn. She made Christmas ornaments for the giving tree for many years and she also made the Christmons for the two trees in the sanctuary for Advent.

Born with spina bifida and in spite of many surgeries, Lynn looked forward to working at the Ellwood City Arts and Crafts Festival for the Historical Society and for her church’s Dip n Dots booth. She also enjoyed going to Pow Wow gatherings and the giving out of programs at the annual Boars Head Festival at church.

Survivors include her mother, Pat of West Pittsburg, her step father, Dave Sokoloski of North Sewickley Twp.; a sister, Jane (Ed) Timpano of Lewistown, Montana; two nephews, Dr. Nathan (Dr. Kiara) Timpano of Miami, Florida, Seth Timpano of Montana; three uncles and aunts, David and Joyce Fenechi of Ellwood City, Bill and Emma Jane Mehard of Charleston, SC, Fred and Donna Schry of Ellwood City; numerous cousins; special friend, Debbie Wren of Wichita, Kansas and “Jin” Strutts and Andrew Calve from church.

She was preceded in death by her father, and a brother, Bart Schry, grandparents Ruby and Bill Mehard and Mary and Leo Schry, and an aunt and uncle, Sarah and Bob Beatty.

A Celebration of Lynn’s Life will be held at Christ Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 11:00 am with her pastor, Rev. Todd Custer officiating.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Ellwood City Historic Society or St. Joseph Indian School, 1301 N. Main St. Chamberlain, SD 57325.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Marshall Funeral Home, Ellwood City.  Online condolences may be sent to

7 thoughts on “Lynn Marie Schry, 55

  1. As a member of Christ Presbyterian Church in my youth, I remember Lynn from the time she was born. A super nice gal, always involved in serving the church and community. My condolences to her family.
    Jo Ann (Miller) Oxsen

  2. So sorry for your loss! Grew up next door to Lynn, shared many talks on the front porch of her house. She was always positive and would smile and laugh even though we were told of her pain and many surgeries. I know you are running in Heaven,. Love Carl!

  3. Patty, My heart aches for you and your loss. You have my deepest sympathy. I will always remember the smile she always had on her face, at the Boar’s head festival or at Ewing park. She light up my heart and the church with her smile and personality. This place will be a little less bright without her light. As hard as it may be we will try to rejoice for our loss is Heaven’s gain.

  4. Pat and Jane, I am so sorry to hear of Lynn’s passing. Despite her disability, Lynn lived her life to the fullest travelling and her many interests. Always had a smile on her face and that positive attitude. Keep all those good memories close.

  5. Pat, Janie & Families, Jim & I are so sorry to hear about Lynnie. We are unable to be with you on Tues., but know we will hold Lynnie in our hearts forever. Her smile is now lighting up the stars. God Bless.
    Sue & Jim Westlund

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