McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Inc.
238 Crowe Avenue
Mars, PA 16046
(724) 625-2900
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On Saturday, December 22, 2012, age 81, of Cranberry Twp., formerly of Mars. Surviving are her husband of over 60 years, Elmer T. Engel, who she married on March 7, 1951; her son, Rick Engel and his wife, Heide of Gibsonia; her grandchildren, Alex and Dan Engel; her special niece, Barbara Somerville of Freedom and several other nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister, Eleanor Adams; and her brother, Theodore Weid. Shirley enjoyed Tapestry Rug Hooking and founded the Laurel Mountain Rug Hooking School, where she taught workshops for the craft for over 20 years. She was a member of the Pearl McGowan Rug Hooking Guild. She was a member of the Plains Presbyterian Church, the Mars Chapter #271, Order of the Eastern Star, where she had been a Worthy Matron, the North Hills Newcomers Club, and the Swiss American Society of Pittsburgh. An avid gardener, Shirley had belonged to the Mars Wayside Garden Club. Friends will be received at the MCDONALD - AEBERLI FUNERAL HOME, INC., 238 Crowe Ave., Mars, PA on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Services will be held in the Plains Presbyterian Church, 326 Plains Church Rd., Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 on Friday at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Kimberly Merrill, interim pastor, officiating. Please meet at the church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to the church. Directions and condolences are available at:
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Dec. 25, 2012
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