Evelyn L. Shales, 96, of Kingston Township passed away Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, at the Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Dallas.
Born in Forty Fort, she was the daughter of the late David and Catherine Holcomb Culver. She was a graduate of Kingston Township High School, Class of 1934, and the Smith School of Nursing, formerly of Kingston.
For many years she was employed by Natona Mills, later Native Textiles of Dallas, and did private duty nursing as an LPN.
She was a member of the former Carverton United Methodist Church, Back Mountain Branch of the former Nesbitt Hospital Auxiliary and the Dallas Senior Citizens Center.
Evelyn loved her family and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She had a passion for playing cards with her friends and belonged to many Back Mountain card groups.
The family of Evelyn Shales would like to thank the entire second-floor nursing staff at the Meadows and Dr. Anselmi and his staff for the loving compassion and care given to Evelyn.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Miles Shales; three brothers, Lester, Clifford and Richard Culver; and grandson, Paul Hopa.
Surviving are children, David Shales, Wyoming; Ruth Ann Cook and husband, Leonard, Dallas; and Jean Alaniz, Kingston Township; grandchildren, Andrew Shales and wife, Yvonne, Woodstock, Ga.; Joann Seibert and husband, Bob, Forkston Township; and Tammy Wall, Kingston Township; six great-grandchildren; several stepgrandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; and sister, Elizabeth Switzer, Dallas.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Metcalfe-Shaver-Kopcza Funeral Home Inc., 504 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, with the Rev. Leslie Halchak officiating. Interment will be in Carverton Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Meadows Residents Activities Fund, 4 E. Center Hill Road, Dallas, PA 18612; Orange United Methodist Church, 441 Orange Road, Dallas, PA 18612; or a