Shirley Joan Beatty, 78, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away Sunday evening at Guardian Elder Care Center in Nanticoke.
Born in New York City on March 31, 1935, Shirley was a graduate of Julia Richmond High School, and received her nursing certificate from the Hospital School Consortium, New York City. In 1985, Shirley received the Volunteer of the Year award from the Woman's Resource Center in Honesdale.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Sophie Lay; father, William F. Lay Sr.; brother, William F. Lay Jr.; and former husband, Robert Ellis Beatty.
She is survived by sons, Michael, Hanover Township, and Mark, Allentown; and nephews, William and Chris Lay, Washington.
Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Daniel J Hughes Funeral & Cremation Service, 617 Carey Ave., Wilkes-Barre.
Published in Times Leader on Sept. 10, 2013