Shirley Joan Beatty, 78, of Wilkes-Barre passed away Sunday evening, Sept. 8, 2013, at Guardian Elder Care Center, Nanticoke.
Born in New York City on March 31, 1935, Shirley was a graduate of Julia Richmond High School, and received her nursing certificate from the Hospital School Consortium, New York City.
In 1985, Shirley received the Volunteer of the Year award from the women's resource center in Honesdale.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Sophie Lay; father, William F. Lay Sr.; brother, William F. Lay Jr.; and former husband, Robert Ellis Beatty.
She is survived by her sons, Michael, Hanover Township; and Mark, Allentown; and nephews, William and Chris Lay, Washington.
Private funeral services will be held at the convienience of the family.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Daniel J. Hughes Funeral & Cremation Service, 617 Carey Ave., Wilkes-Barre.