Cecelia Shura

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Jan. 25, 2013

Cecelia Shura, 96, of Wyoming, passed away peacefully on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013 at Calvert Memorial Hospital, Prince Frederick, Md., surrounded by her family.

Cecelia was born in Wyoming, on June 4, 1916 in the same home she lived in all her life until recently. She was the daughter of the late John and Anna Warganin.

Cecelia attended St. Cecelia's School in Exeter, and was employed by the General Cigar factory in Forty Fort and later at Emkay factory in Wyoming. She was a member of St. Cecelia's Church of St. Barbara's Parish and its Altar and Rosary Society.

Spending time with her family, cooking and baking, and especially Christmas, kept her busy and happy. While they were able, she and her husband, John, enjoyed traveling and took many enjoyable trips together. The last two years of her life she spent living with her daughter, Rita, and son-in-law, Tom, in Solomons Island, Md. She also enjoyed spending time in Webster, N.Y., with her son, Bud, and his family.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, John, on March 24, 1997.

Cecelia was the youngest and last survivor of six sisters; Mary Kleback, Helen Zavada, Agnes Zavada, Anna Chonka and Irene Warganin. Also preceding her in death was her daughter-in-law, Phyllis Shura.

Surviving are her daughter, Rita Endrusick and her husband Tom, of Solomons Island, Md,; son, John (Bud) of Webster, N.Y.; five grandchildren, Ray, Gary and Tom Endrusick, Alan Shura and Rene Sudore and 16 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be grandsons, Ray, Gary, Tom and Joseph Endrusick, Alan Shura and Mike Sudore. Honorary Pallbearers will be great-grandsons, Scott and Brett Endrusick, Anthony Shura and Michael Sudore.

Mother is no longer sick, fragile or aging, now she is living the new life of being in total union with Christ. She had a great devotion to the Blessed Mother and prayed to her daily.

Funeral will be held on Friday at 9 a.m. from Bednarski Funeral Home, 168 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Cecilia's Church of St. Barbara's Parish, Exeter. Interment will be held in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Cedar Street, Exeter.

Friends may call Thursday, 5 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Cecilia's Church of St. Barbara's Parish, Exeter, in memory of Cecelia.

Published in Times Leader on Jan. 29, 2013