Shirley J. Pifer (1935 - 2018)

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Shirley J. Pifer, age 83, of Williams Road, Reynoldsville, Pa., (Hazen) died on Tuesday September 11, 2018 at the DuBois Village.
Born on June 29, 1935, in Brookville, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Barney and Theona Whitehouse Irvine. Shirley was married to Leon D. Pifer and he preceded her in death on August 13, 2017. Retired, she had been employed at Brockway Glass for over 30 years as a packer, in the Mould Shop and in the Maintenance Department. Shirley was a member of the Beechtree Union Church where she also served on the Ladies Aid Committee. She enjoyed cooking, baking, quilting and flower gardening.
She is survived by a daughter, Deborah (Charles) Ford of Falls Creek; two sons, Greg (Brenda) Ross of Columbus, Ohio, and Jerry Ross of Hazen; a stepdaughter, Linda Minjarez of Bull Head City, Ariz.; a stepson, Dave (Laura) Pifer of Apple Valley, Calif.; and a brother, James (Janet) Irvine, also of Hazen. She is also survived by 19 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
In addition to her parents, Shirley is also preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Irvine, as well as an infant brother. Calling hours will be on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Carlson-Shugarts Funeral Home Inc. in Brockway. A funeral service will be held at 12 noon, also at the funeral home with the Rev. Terry Felt officiating. Burial will follow in the Beechtree Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Beechtree Union Church C/O Rev. Terry Felt 3023 Beechton Road Brockway, PA 15824.
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Published in The Courier Express on Sept. 12, 2018
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