Dilys W. Schuettler died peacefully at the
Chapel Pointe CCRC on July 19, 2017 at the age of 88.
Dilys is survived by her sister Eddie MacGee of Harrisburg, brother Bob Schuettler of King of Prussia,
niece Alison Cooke, her husband, Malcolm, and their son, Miles, of Ashburn, Virginia, her nephew David Schuettler and his
wife, Brandi of Pheonixville.
Dilys was born on
June 30, 1929 in Pottsville, PA to J. Harry and Dilys Evans Schuettler. She graduated from Pottsville High School then attended
West Chester State College where she received her degree to become an English teacher. She taught school in Coatesville for
several years before accepting a position in Carlisle to teach English and Creative Writing at the Carlisle High School.
She also attended Duke University where she earned her Master's Degree. Dilys taught for over 30 years before retiring
an active member of First Lutheran Church in Carlisle where she served on various committees, taught the Adult Forum, was
in charge of the church library, and volunteered in the office with proof reading church publications. She was dedicated to
her church and it was a very big part of her life. Dilys was a Stevens Minister, a committed lay caregiver trained to
minister to people struggling through difficult times in various parts of their lives.
For many years Dilys spent Saturday mornings serving with Samaritan
Fellowship to help community members in need of assistance. Dilys had a strong connection to Camp Nawakwa in Adams County,
graduating from the Lutheran Leadership Training Camp in 1950. She served on the faculty and as an associate director until
1962 and she never waned in her affection for the camp of her youth.
She was very close to her family, to her many friends, including her book club members,
friends from the school system and the organizations with which she worked and to her church family. She was loved by all
who knew her and will be sorely missed by those whose lives she touched.
A memorial service will be held at First Lutheran Church, 21 South Bedford
St., Carlisle, PA 17013 on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. Visitation will start at 10 a.m. followed by the service at 11 a.m. The
Reverend Lisa M. Leber will officiate the ceremony. Burial will be later that day at The Schuylkill Memorial Park, 75 Memorial
Drive, Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972. In lieu of flowers please send donations to First Lutheran Church at the address
above. Dilys' family would like to thank friends and the staff at Chapel Pointe for their love, support and caring.
Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle, is in charge of the arrangements.