Shirley L. Gardner

LEWISTOWN – Shirley L. Gardner, 81, of Lewistown, died at 7:16 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, at Golden Living Center-William Penn.

Born Sept. 21, 1932, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Kermit M. and Pearl Elaine (Deamer) Singley.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert C. Gardner, on March 21, 1964.

Shirley is survived by: sons, Robert W. Gardner and wife, JoAnn Goss-Gardner, of Belleville, and William H. Gardner and wife, Bridget Donnelly, of State College; grandchildren, Alexander Gardner, Kyle Gardner, Seth Gardner; great-grandchildren, Gracee Gardner and Amelia Gardner; siblings, Kermit Singley, of Tampa, Fla., Harry Singley and wife, Emma, of Reedsville, Caroline Casner and husband, Jerry, Faye Gearhart and husband, Jay, and Melvin Singley, all of Lewistown, Sharon Zigler and husband, Lee, of McVeytown.

She was a graduate of Yeagertown High School.

Shirley worked as a retail manager at Danks, Dollar Bargain, and Goodwill.

She was an avid reader, especially liked romantic novels and watching older movies. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, Jan. 20, at Hoenstine Funeral Home, Inc, 75 Logan St., Lewistown with the Rev. Laura Kyler officiating.

A viewing will be held from 10 to 11 a.m., Monday at the funeral home.

Interment will take place in Lind Memorial Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund, 906 Penn Ave., Wyomissing, PA 19610 or to PACFI, Inc., P.O. Box 29, Mifflinburg, PA 17844.

Online condolences may be offered to the family at hellerhoenstinefuneral