- On April 23, 2020
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Yvonne Bernice Dallas, on Sunday, April 19, 2020, at Asbury Heights Nursing Home, Yvonne Bernice Dallas of Mount Lebanon, Pennsylvania peacefully died of natural causes. “Muffy,” as she was called by family and friends from her toddler years onward, was the beloved wife for 59 years of John R. Dallas, who passed away in 2001. She was the only child of the late Regina E. Shearer and Hubert F. Shearer.
She is survived by her three deeply grateful children, Judy Dallas Bardy of Mt. Lebanon, PA, John R. Dallas, Jr. of Chicago, IL, and Shirlee Dallas Heiber of Oakdale, PA. Her sons-in-law, Byron J. Bardy and Edward P. Heiber, were particularly close with their cherished mother-in-law.
Yvonne’s adoring grandchildren include, Michelle Bardy Platt (Rev. Dr. James Platt) of Mt. Lebanon, PA, Susan Bardy Porter of Bridgeville, PA, Pamela Dallas Bardy-Miller (John K. Miller) of Peters Township, PA, Byron J. Bardy, Jr. (Melissa Evans) of Oakland, California, Richard Kelly (Lisa), Jonathan Heiber (Elaina), and Jennifer Gray Dallas, all of Pittsburgh, PA.
Great-grandchildren include Elizabeth Platt, Sarah Ann Platt, Erika L. Porter, Camille M. Bardy, John K. Miller, Jr., Matthew J. Miller, Alison E. Kelly, Abigail Kelly, James Kelly, Kyle C. Heiber, Cody A. Newman, Shane M. Heiber, and Victoria K. Heiber.
Muffy is missed by her dearest lifetime friend, Ruth Roam of Mt. Lebanon, PA, her church family, and countless friends of all ages.
Mrs. Dallas was an active member of Hamilton Presbyterian Church in Bethel Park, where she served as an elected Deacon and a dedicated member of the choir.
For nearly 40 years, Mrs. Dallas worked for The United Way of Allegheny County as an executive administrator. In her retirement years, she enjoyed traveling in Europe and throughout the United States.
From her childhood’s award-winning competitions in song and dance, through to her adult years as a leader for Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts, Muffy was always engaged in the life of her communities. She very much enjoyed golfing and attending live theater, especially musicals.
Once current health care challenges are under control, a memorial service will be scheduled at Hamilton Presbyterian Church.
During this time of uncertainty related to COVID-19, memorials in honor of Mrs. Yvonne B. Dallas will be greatly appreciated by Hamilton Presbyterian Church, 4500 Hamilton Road, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15236; to the attention of the Rev. Lance Chapman, or Family Hospice and Palliative Care, 50 Moffet Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15243. Family express appreciation for prayers and other kindnesses extended.