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Shirley Irene Crossley Embleton


1929 - 2021

Shirley Irene Crossley Embleton, 91, of West Pittston and formerly of Wormleysburg, passed away Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, at Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore.

Born Oct. 16, 1929, in Wormleysburg, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Irene Crossley Danner, of Camp Hill.

Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold W. Embleton; parents, Harry and Irene Danner Crossley; and brothers, Richard and Robert Crossley.

She was a 1945 graduate of Forty Fort High School. Prior to her retirement to be a carrying mother, she was employed by Bell Telephone, Wilkes-Barre.

Shirley enjoyed vacationing in her favorite spot, Lancaster. She enjoyed playing cards, scrabble, crossword puzzles, reading, baking, cracking jokes and making people laugh. She loved spending time with her family. She loved traveling and vacationing to the new places and the old. She loved the fall; it was her favorite time of the year. She would love to go out for car rides look at the beautiful mountains and colors.

Shirley was a recent resident of Highland Manor Rehab and Nursing Center. They described her as a tough, a fun jokester and a person with a heart of gold who would put a smile on her their face.

She is survived by her daughter, Debbie Colleran and husband, Mike; and primary caregivers of West Pittston, daughter, Shirene Biga, Pittston; sons, Robert Naugle and wife, Dianne Naugle, Exeter; William Naugle and wife, Sandy, Duryea; sister, Judith Nordstrom; and brother, David Crossley and wife, Marilyn, Mechanicsburg; and sister-in-law, June Crossley; Camp Hill; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; over 20 nieces and nephews and cousins. Not to include those who called her gram from her extended family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Metcalfe Shaver Kopcza Funeral Home Inc., 504 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, with the Rev. Wanda Beasley officiating.

Interment will be in Mountain View Burial Park, Exeter Twp.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests remembrance donations to the , 63 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701, or of PA, 57 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701.

For information or to send condolences, please visit us at www.meetcalfeshaver.com.


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