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Shirley May Kahler


1928 - 2020
Shirley May Kahler Obituary

Shirley May Kahler, 92, of Ashland, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, at her home.

Shirley was born Feb. 2, 1928, in Phoenixville, a daughter of the late Bessie (Malick) and George Coutts.

She was preceded in death by her husband, the late Robert Raymond Kahler. She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Michael R. Kahler; siblings, Chick, Hatts, Bob, George, Jack and Bets.

Shirley worked as a seamstress at Shroyer's Dress Factory in Shamokin and the factory in Marion Heights.

She attended Sagon Union Church in her younger years.

She will be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother. She enjoyed watching game shows, gardening, flowers and also liked a clean house.

Shirley is survived by two daughters, Suzette M. Kahler, of Ashland, and Kathy A., wife of Fred Welsh, of Trevorton; a son, Robert, husband of Linda Kahler, of Ashland; two grandchildren, Jesssica L. Kahler, of Ashland, and Jennifer Rissinger and her husband, Darin, of Trevorton; two great-grandchildren, David and Callie Rissinger; one sister, Emily; one brother, Larry; nieces and nephews.

Private funeral services will be held at Stephen R. Rothermel Funeral Home, Klingerstown, at the convenience of the family. Interment will follow at Citizens Cemetery, Lavelle.


Published in Republican & Herald from Oct. 28 to Oct. 29, 2020
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