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“Dear Myra, Another ANGEL in Heaven--she will be missed. Take Care, Joani ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: joan greenamoyer - Wilmington, DE

“Myra you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Anne Grabowski ”
2 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“Myra,So sorry, I just heard of Bebe passing. I will always remember our beach trips so fondly, and I am so grateful for the many memories made.I...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Anne Farnan - Wilmington, DE

“Myra, Sherrie and Carol, I remember fondly when your family lived in back of us when we lived on 38th Street. We too were members of Hanover...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“So sorry to hear about this. She was such a wonderful person and will be missed!Bob, Dolores and Brandon Bush ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Bob Bush - Wilmington, DE

“May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always. ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: American Heart Association

“Myra - Barbara was such an inspiration to me. I am so thankful to have had her as a friend. I shall miss her humor and wisdom. Her kindness and...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Jude Farnan - Wilmington, DE

“Myra...you are in my thoughts and prayers. You truly were blessed to have your mom for so long...and you'll have so many memories to cherish. May...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Tracy and Paul Mroch - IL

“Bebe was a bright shining light, she always filled Alyse and I with so much love when we got to visit. She was much more than a grand-godmother to me...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Jeremy and Alyse Bell - Family

“Myra, so sorry on the loss of your mother. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Linda IWeldin Emory - Newark, DE

“What a wonderful, remarkable, woman with strong convictions and a great sense of humor. SHe will be missed but not forgotten. We loved this fine lady. ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Donna and John Narcum - PA

“Myra:It is with true sadness we say goodbye to your mom! She was a dynamo for her age. We will always hold her memory dear.Please take good care of...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Joni & Jim Winter - Wenonah, NJ


Barbara (Bebe) Ehlert Shreffler, age 95, of Wilmington, DE passed away on Monday, September 11, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Born in San Antonio, Texas, Barbara was the daughter of the late Paul and Caroline Ussler Ehlert. She graduated from the Santa Rosa Hospital in 1943 and was commissioned as a 1st Lt. in the Army stationed at Brooks Army Hospital at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas.

Barbara started her career in Delaware at the Delaware Hospital E.R., then as a nurse for the Delaware Public Health Department. She then worked for Dr. Frank T. O'Brien as a private thoracic O.R. nurse. After retiring from Dr. O'Brien's office, she became the Head Nurse of Central Supply at Riverside Hospital in Wilmington, DE.

Barbara was a member of the Hanover Presbyterian Church for over 49 years where she served as a Deacon. She then transferred membership to the Presbyterian Church of The Covenant where she served as President of the Women of Covenant and was elected Presbyterian Woman of the Year.

In addition to her parents, Barbara is predeceased by her husband of 47 years, Niles Bretz Shreffler whom she met in 1944 during WWII. She is survived by her daughters; Myra Shreffler, Sherry Shreffler both of Wilmington, DE and Carol Odachowski (Alfred) of Lutz, FL, 2 grandsons; Jeffery and Gregory Odachowski. She was blessed with a large extended family and many friends.

A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 11:00 AM at the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Road, Wilmington, DE 19809. Friends are invited to call on the family one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow the service at Gracelawn Memorial Park, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Delaware Hospice, Inc., 16 Polly Drummond Center, 2nd Floor, Newark, DE 19711 or to the American Heart Association, 200 Continental Drive, Suite 101, Newark, DE 19713.