Shirley E. Strein, 84, a resident of Avoca, died Thursday at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Plains. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 67 years, Herman Walter Strein, on Oct. 5, 2013.
Born in East Lemon Twp. on July 5, 1929, daughter of the late James and Ruth Brown Tisdel, Shirley attended Duryea High School. She worked in local dress factories, Brooks and Ronda's of Old Forge, before retiring.
She always enjoyed taking vacations with her family to Atlantic City or Florida. An animal lover, she adored her daughter's Boston terrier, Shadow. Reunited with her husband, she will be forever missed.
She is survived by three daughters, Wilda Drake and husband, Robert, Dickson City; Kathy Wells and husband, Joseph, Dunmore; and Barbara Lockett and husband, Kevin, Pittston, with whom Shirley resided for the past six months; two sons, Frederick Strein and wife, Judith, Scranton; and William Strein and wife, Lori, Tunkhannock; siblings, James Laverne Tisdel and Alberta Croom, both of Delaware; 17 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; and many nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Susan Hughes; a sister, Mildred Edwards; brothers, William, Howard and Wayne Tisdel; and two infants.
The funeral will be Monday at 11 a.m. at the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 517 N. Main St., Old Forge, with services by the Rev. Lynn Mokwa, pastor of Bowman's Creek Free Methodist Church. Interment, Forest Home Cemetery, Taylor.
Friends may call Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m.
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