Shirley M. Truman
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Shirley M. Truman
Shirley M. Truman, 89, of Allentown, PA, formerly of Nazareth, PA, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at Heather Glen Senior Living in Allentown.
Born September 19, 1931, in Bath - Moorestown, PA, she was the daughter of the late Charles Umstead Sr. and the late Beulah (Schmeltzle) Umstead. She was the wife of the late James F. Truman who passed away in 1994.
Shirley was last employed as the office manager for Brown -Daub Chevrolet, former Solt Chevrolet, Nazareth for over 40 years until retiring in the early 90s. She was a life long member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Nazareth, PA, where she formerly served as a youth group leader and Sunday school teacher. She assisted with the registration table for the church's annual golf outing. Shirley also served on the board and worked for St. John's Evan. Luth. Ch. Day Care Program.
She is survived by brothers, Richard Umstead and wife, Kathryn, of Allentown, PA, and John Umstead of Bethlehem, PA, along with many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers, Urial Schmeltzle and Charles Umstead, Jr.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at Nazareth Borough Park Pavilion, Bushkill Center Road, Nazareth, PA 18064, with the Rev. Scott Hall officiating. Family and friends may call from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 12, 2021, at the Bartholomew-Schisler Funeral Home, 211 E. Center St. Nazareth, PA 18064, and Tuesday April 13, 2021, from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the services in the park. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Nazareth, PA. The public is reminded to continue to observe social distancing guidelines, including the wearing of facial coverings.
Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church Memorial fund c/o the funeral home.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at

Bartholomew-Schisler Funeral Home
211 E. Center Street
Nazareth, PA 18064
(610) 759-1220

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Published in The Express Times on Apr. 10, 2021.
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April 13, 2021
Dear John, Tammy, Brian and Wanda and families.
My family and I send our deepest sympathy in the passing of Shirley. She was a good friend. We enjoyed celebrating our birthday together by either a phone call or a card. We had a good time with her sugar cookie recipe and trying to get it to be the State Cookie. Worked with her at the church golf outings. Always a lot of fun. Again our deepest sympathy.
Barbara A Smith
April 13, 2021
We were all blessed to have Shirley in our lives, she’s one of those people who truly make the world a better place. She had an old soul and a young heart, and she always looked for the brighter side of things and the good in others. She often talked of her family and you could tell she took so much joy from being a part of their lives. I miss her Halloween costumes, Sugar cookies, the amazing Christmas Putz, Leprechaun shenanigans, her stories of the past, and most of all I miss walking into work and
hearing “Morning Missy” as I was half asleep and she was bright eyed and bushy tailed excited about the new coffee creamer she got for us to try... She taught me more about life than she or I ever realized... thoughts and prayers to her family and friends for their loss... she's truly an angel smiling down on all of us right
now :)
Cortney Rohn
April 12, 2021
Our deepest sympathy and prayers to John and family. Shirley was a wonderful woman with always a kind word and a smile. I'm certain she was greeted by Pastor Schaeffer and all the saints from St. Johns who had been saving a seat for her at the table.
Ralph, Christina Brodt, and Families
April 11, 2021
Shirley was the best! It was a honor and a pleasure to work with her at the Daycare
She will be missed but here memory will stay with us
Condolences to her family and God bless them
Diane and Herb Schmoyer
April 11, 2021
Shirley was a caring and loving person who never had nothing nasty to say about anyone or anything. From what I remember, she loved life. God Bless Her and May She Rest In Peace. Our deepest sympathy to the entire family. John Strike, Patricia (Barrall) Strike, and family, Vincent, Tamara, and Shane.
Patricia A. (Barrall) Strike
April 11, 2021
Our deepest sympathy to Shirley's family, Shirley was a wonderful person, who will be deeply missed.
May God Bless her family and friends.

Joyce and Bruce Knecht
Joyce Knecht
April 10, 2021
Our sincere sympathy to Shirley’s family. She was very kind and sincere to her family and friends; as well a dedicated member of St. John’s Church. Shirley’s sugar cookie recipe was selected by the Nazareth Chamber when the chamber applied to have it become the Pennsylvania Keystone Cookie. She will long be remembered by those who knew her.
Nancy/Bill Brackbill
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