Shiela Coles Neibauer, 67, of Huntingdon Valley, who retired in 2010 after 12 years as a long-term care ombudsman for the Northwest Interfaith Movement, died Sunday, June 24, of melanoma at home.
Mrs. Neibauer investigated and worked to resolve complaints about the rights of those living in nursing homes in Northwest Philadelphia, a son, Michael, said.
It was one of a series of jobs involving the elderly at which Mrs. Neibauer worked after completing her college education in the year she turned 44.
"She had the patience to listen to someone who had dementia or Alzheimer's," her son said.
"She enjoyed very much hearing the stories of older citizens, because she felt they always had a great deal to share."