Myra Lynnette Essaf

Nov 10 1960
Sep 5 2023
62 Years

Myra Lynnette Essaf, 62, of Strasburg passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, September 5, 2023. Born in Jennersville, she was the daughter of the late Thomas L. Shelton and Hazel M. (Carpenter) Shelton. She was the beloved wife of the late Stephen C. Essaf with whom she shared 17 years of marriage.

She attended Octorara High School.

She is survived by three daughters: Christina Stoltzfus and husband Michael of Bucks, PA, Jennifer Essaf and Roy Keagy of Conestoga, and Tasha Essaf and Mike Swinehart of Cochranville. Additionally, she is survived by 9 grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her daughter Melissa L. Essaf (2020) and additionally by her brother James Shelton (2020) and one grandson Thomas Hollinger (1999).

Funeral services will take place at 11 AM on Wednesday, September 13, 2023, from the Wilde Funeral Home, 434 Main St., Parkesburg, Pennsylvania 19365. Friends and family are invited to attend a visitation period taking place from 10 AM until the start of the service. Interment will directly follow at Glen Run Cemetery located in Atglen, Pennsylvania.

She was a strong, amazing woman who was loved by so many. She will truly be missed.  

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Wilde Funeral Home of Parkesburg. Online condolences can be posted at

Service Date: 
Sep 13 2023 - 11:00am
Service Location: 
Wilde Funeral Home, 434 Main St., Parkesburg, Pennsylvania 19365


It hasn’t even been two days and I already miss you so much. You weren’t just my mom but my very best friend. You were always who I went to for everything.  I’m not sure how to live without you in my life. You took a piece of me with you when you left.  You stayed so strong throughout and never faltered. Ur the bravest women I know.  I know that ur at peace and I’m a better place now with lissa and dad.  I’ll love you my whole life and I’ll always have u with me wherever I go.  And I miss you always.  I’ll see you on the other side of the stars mom.  Love now and always -Tasha

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