SMETHPORT - Shirley Mansfield Gault of Smethport passed away peacefully surrounded by family in her home (Dec. 13, 2014).
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Born Jan. 19, 1932, in Coudersport, she was a daughter of Lewis and Muriel Mansfield. On Oct. 25, 1952, she married Robert Gault Jr. in the Gold Community Church.
She worked at Smethport Elementary School for more than 20 years and retired as office manager in 1993.
Shirley served as a Girl Scout leader, visited shut-ins/nursing homes and was an active member of the Red Hat Society and United Methodist Church. Mostly, she was devoted to her family.
Most of her children, Janel (Kurt) Raymond, Margaret (Robert) Gault McCutcheon, Lorene (Victor) Gault de Bil, Heather (Dean) Wagenbrenner; grandchildren, Timothy (Annemarie) Woodruff, Jason (Melanie) Woodruff, R. Ryan (Adrianna) Woodruff, Abigail Raymond, Robby (Wendy) McClung, Heather (Timmy) Hurt, Chad Hess, Chelsea, Brianna, Cameron, Shannon and Liam Wagenbrenner; and great-grandchildren, Ivy and Ian Woodruff, Rob, Brian, Danny and Anthony Smith, Sophia, Emma and Joseph Woodruff, Birch Woodruff, Cade McClung, Hailey and Christopher Hurt gathered this past summer for a celebration of life of their beloved family matriarch.
She is survived by her brother, James Mansfield; and sister-in-law, Betty Mansfield.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Gault Jr.; her brothers, Donald, John and Ted Mansfield; and sisters-in-law, Aleta and Joanne Mansfield.
A memorial service and visitation will be held on Sunday, Dec. 28 at the United Methodist Church of Smethport. Visitation will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. and the funeral service at 3 p.m.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc., Smethport.
Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church of Smethport; Salvation Army; or a
Condolences may be sent to 37 Bank St., Smethport, PA 16749; and online at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.
Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc.
2 Bank Street
Smethport, PA 16749
Published in The Bradford Era from Dec. 15 to Dec. 24, 2014