Born March 22, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Franklin and Cora (Shaw) Shugarts.
She was a member of Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Philipsburg where she was also a member of the church altar and Rosary Society; she was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 3450 Ladies Auxillary. She was a homemaker and a mother. She was a 1947 graduate of Clearfield High School.
On Sept. 3 in Winchester, VA, she wed Joseph E. Soltis Sr., who survives at home.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister Doris Mae Shugarts and brothers Glenn, Orville and Leslie Shugarts.
She is survived by her husband; daughters Cindy Ann Brubaker and her husband Stan of York, and Karen Soltis of Randallstown, MD; sons Joseph E. Soltis Jr. and his wife Jackie of Philipsburg and James G. Soltis and his wife Stacy of Osceola Mills; sister Tressie Murphy of Trumansburg, NY; brother Max Shugarts and his wife Jane of Clearfield; grandchildren Spencer J. and Joshua D. Brubaker of York, James J. Soltis and his wife Niki of Philipsburg, Ryan J. and Samantha Jo Soltis of Osceola Mills and a great-grandson, Keegan T. Soltis of Philipsburg, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Feb. 1 at 11:30 a.m. at the Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, with the Rev. Robert J. Kelly as celebrant. Burial will be at the Ss. Peter & Paul Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. and on Wednesday at 9-10:45 a.m. at the Beezer-Heath Funeral Home, 719 E. Spruce St., Philipsburg. A Vigil Service will be conducted by Fr. Robert J. Kelly, as will a recitation of the Rosary at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. A memorial service will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. by the VFW Post 3450 Ladies Auxilary.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 400 S. Fourth St., Philipsburg, PA 16866.