Shirley Jean Hooks(1937 - 2018)

Shirley Jean Hooks, 80, of New Kensington passed away peacefully on Friday surrounded by her loving family.
She was born Nov. 28, 1937, in Curtisville, Pa., and was the daughter of the late David and Mary King Kelly. She was a New Kensington resident most of her life.
Mrs. Hooks belonged to First United Methodist Church of New Kensington, where she was a member of the Methodist Women and participated in many activities, including greeter, newsletter committee member, server for dinners and church bazaar worker.
She was employed by Citizens General Hospital.
She enjoyed lunching with church friends, listening to gospel hymns and country music, and enjoyed playing dominoes with her church family.
Survivors include her daughter, Shirley Jean (David) Eckman of New Kensington; her son, Raymond L. (Theresa) Hooks of Renfrew; and her grandson, her pride and joy, Blaine Joseph Hooks.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 48½ years, Furney "Tiny" Hooks, who died on Feb. 3, 2004; four brothers, David, Earl, Walter and Robert Kelly; and five sisters, Florence Graham, Margaret Iozzi, Ida Belle Haser, Naomi Elizabeth Hartman and Mary Catherine Russo.
HOOKS - Viewing for Shirley Jean Hooks, who died Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in ROSS G. WALKER FUNERAL HOME, 217 Freeport Road, New Kensington, where a service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Sharon Waltenbaugh presiding.
Burial will follow in Union Cemetery in Arnold.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mrs. Hooks would be appreciated to Western Pennsylvania Hospital NICU, West Penn Hospital or First United Methodist Church.
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Published in Butler Eagle from Sept. 8 to Sept. 9, 2018