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Mrs. Shirley Jones Shotwell, 83

Mrs. Shirley Jones Shotwell, 83, of 2774 SR 4002, Mehoopany, PA (Jenningsville), passed away at her home on Wednesday morning, Nov. 9, 2011 from an illness. Born in Athens, PA on May 19, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Raymond R. and Jennie May Benjamin Jones.

She graduated from Towanda High School and later graduated from Lackawanna Junior College with a degree in bookkeeping. Shirley married her sweetheart, the late Herb Shotwell on March 28, 1949. Mr. Shotwell passed away on Feb. 10, 2011. For most of her life she worked as a homemaker taking care of Herb and their children. She did work in a bakery with her father and held various bookkeeping and banking jobs in the Tunkhannock area. In addition, she held the office of Wyoming County Treasurer for many years.

Shirley was a member of the Jenningsville United Methodist Church and the Jenningsville United Methodist Women. She was a life member of the Eastern Star Chapter #74 out of Tunkhannock. She took great pleasure in taking care of her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed baking. She even made the cakes for her grandchildren’s weddings. In addition, she loved to watch the birds and deer in her yard. She was also an avid New York Mets fan. Most of all, Shirley will be remembered and cherished for her kindness, hospitality and love of her family. She considered everyone she met family and was forever blessing our hearts.

Surviving are her daughters, Shirley and Harold Bullock of Jenningsville and Jeannie and Mel Collins of Harrisburg; sons Gregory and Karen Shotwell of Factoryville and Timothy and Ann Shotwell of Laceyville; a sister, Frances Celecki of Carlisle; a sister-in-law, Stella Jones of Towand aand brothers-in-law, Lorne, Sr. and Marge Shotwell of Punta Gorda, FL and Dale and Carol Shotwell of Lovelton. She is also survived by 17 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her infant son, Duane Shotwell; a brother, Bill Jones; a brother-in-law Clesson Shotwell, and a sister-in-law, Alfreda Shotwell.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, Nov. 13 at 3 p.m. from the Jenningsville United Methodist Church with Rev. Jean Swett of the church officiating. Interment will be in the Vaughn Cemetery in Mehoopany at the family’s convenience.

Family and friends may call an hour before the funeral service at the church at 2 p.m. An Eastern Star service will be held at the church just prior to the funeral service by members of the Tunkhannock Chapter #74.

Arrangements were made through Sheldon Funeral Homes, Main St., Laceyville.

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