Shirley (Slauzis) Jantz

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Shirley (Slauzis) Jantz, 76, of Wilkes-Barre, passed into eternal life early Wednesday morning in the Statesman Health and Rehabilitation Center, Levittown, where she was recently receiving specialized care.

Born Aug. 27, 1936, in Wilkes-Barre, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Emma (Cronauer) Slauzis.

Educated in the local schools, she was a graduate of the former St. Nicholas High School, Wilkes-Barre.

She had attended Our Lady of Hope Parish, Wilkes-Barre.

Until retirement, she was most recently employed as a supervisor with the United Rehabilitation Services of Wilkes-Barre. Previously, she worked as an office manager for both District Justice Martin R. Kane and the late District Justice John Bednarz. Prior to that, Shirley worked at the former F.M. Woolworth Co. in downtown Wilkes-Barre for many years.

Shirley and her husband, Mr. Thomas J. Jantz, celebrated 50 years of married life this past April.

She is remembered by her family as being an avid bingo player.

Surviving, in addition to her husband, Thomas, at home, are their son, Thomas A. Jantz, and his wife, Patti, Wilkes-Barre; daughter, Joann Henry, and her husband, Lance, Ashley; granddaughters, Brittany Jantz and Haley Henry; great-granddaughter, Maliyah Grace Henry; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mrs. Jantz will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the North Wilkes-Barre location of the John V. Morris Family Funeral Homes Inc., 625 N. Main St., with the Rev. John L. Terry, pastor of Our Lady of Hope Parish of Wilkes-Barre, officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Maternity Roman Catholic Cemetery, West Wyoming. Relatives and friends may call 9 a.m. until services.

To send Shirley's husband and family online words of comfort, support and friendship at this time, please visit the funeral home's website at
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John V. Morris Funeral Home
625 N. Main Street Wilkes Barre, PA 18705
(570) 823-2754
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Published in Times Leader on July 26, 2013
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