OLEAN - Shirley A. VanHorn, of 413 W. Green St., passed away Thursday (April 24, 2014) at her home.
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Shirley was born July 8, 1949, in Olean and was a daughter of Norman and LaVerna Hutcheson VanHorn.
Shirley left home at an early age and headed north to Rochester, where she married and gave birth first to Bryan in June 1968 and Christine in April 1971. She earned a degree in cosmetology and began doing hair and nails as a career. She eventually opened her own business, serving many clients, with Bryan and Christine pitching in by shampooing hair.
Shirley retired to Olean and picked up several new hobbies. She loved painting, music and bragging about her grandchildren.
Shirley was a generous and thoughtful woman. Her smile and compassion will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Shirley is survived by a son, Bryan L. "Dani-el" Mason of San Antonio; a daughter, Christine L. Mason of San Antonio; three grandchildren, Steven, Mykela and Mykenzie Mason; and a sister-in-law, Sandy (Leo) VanHorn
Shirley was predeceased by two brothers, Leo VanHorn, on Aug. 28, 2006, and Robert "Bobby" VanHorn, on Nov. 28, 1994
Friends will be received Wednesday (April 30, 2014) at the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home Inc., 646 E. State St., Olean from 1 to 2 p.m., at which time a funeral service will be held. Her son, Bryan L. Mason, will officiate. Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery in Friendship.
Online condolences may be made at www.LetroMcIntoshSpinkFuneralHome.com.
Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home Inc
646 E State St Olean, NY 14760
Published in The Olean Times Herald on Apr. 29, 2014