SHAMOKIN — Shirley M. "MeMa" Croll, 86, of 4607 Lower Road, passed away Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at SUN Home Hospice Care Center, Sunbury.
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Born in Harrisburg, July 22, 1926, she was a daughter of the late Clarence S. and F. Marguerite (Zimmerman) Shearer.
Shirley was married to John M. Croll, who preceded her in death in 1964.
Shirley was a 1944 graduate of John Harris High School, Harrisburg. She worked primarily in secretarial positions, last working as a secretary for Judge Barry F. Feudale until her retirement in 1993.
Shirley was of the Protestant faith.
She enjoyed shopping with her grandchildren, crocheting, crossword puzzles and bingo, and was an avid reader.
Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Stephanie and Gene Guyer, of Shamokin, with whom she resided; a son, Charles C. Shearer, of Trevorton; seven grandchildren, Tammy Schaffner, and her husband, Todd, of Dalmatia, Brandi Harris, of Trevorton, Heather Jordan, and her husband, Greg, of Trevorton, Nicole Schroyer, and her husband, Robert, of Trevorton, Christopher Shearer, of New Cumberland, Steven Shearer, of New Cumberland, and Jason Shearer, of Trevorton; four great-grandchildren, Austin and Tricia Harris, Maddie Sue Jordan and Andrew Schroyer; a sister, Martha Jane Booth, of Camp Hill, and a niece and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Susan Lahr, in 2005; a granddaughter, Jennifer Lahr, in 1977, and a sister, Marvel E. Starnes.
CROLL — Shirley M. "MeMa" Croll, 86, of 4607 Lower Road, Shamokin. A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Robert G. Foust Jr. Funeral Home, 841 W. Shamokin St., Trevorton. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Shirley's memory to LIFE Geisinger, 1100 Spruce St., Suite 100, Kulpmont 17834, or SUN Home Health and Hospice, 61 Duke St., P.O. Box 232, Northumberland 17857.
Published in The News Item from Nov. 17 to Nov. 18, 2012