2018-02-22 / Obituaries

Shirley Knowles

February 15, 2018

Shirley Knowles Shirley Knowles Mrs. Shirley Mae Knowles, 83, of Wyalusing, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Spring Hill, on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018.

Shirley was born in Baltimore, MD, on Oct. 18, 1934, the daughter of the late LeRoy and Dorothy Goodrich Sullivan. In her younger years, her family moved to the Towanda area, where she would attend the Towanda Area High School. Shirley was the wife of the late Timothy Knowles, who passed away on Aug. 18, 2006.

For many years, Shirley was employed by the Wyalusing Area School District, working in their cafeteria, starting at the Wyalusing Elementary, moving into the Wyalusing High School, and later being named the Cafeteria Manager at the Laceyville Elementary, finally retiring in 1994.

For many years, she attended the Spring Hill United Methodist Church. In her spare time, she relaxed by watching TV, especially enjoying Law and Order, and spending many hours knitting, cooking and baking, being well known for her homemade breads and rolls.

Surviving are her two children, Pam Miller of Sugar Run and Tim and his wife, Mary Knowles of Laceyville; her grandchildren, Christopher Smith of Sugar Run, Melinda Miller of Wilmot, Brian and Natasia Knowles of Wyalusing and Tyler Fenton of Sugar Run; several great-grandchildren and one great great granddaughter; her sister, Joyce Herrington of Vass, NC; her two brothers, Mike and Sandy Goodrich of Williamsport, and Patrick Goodrich of Towanda; a sister-in-law, Charlotte Sullivan of Towanda, as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, LeRoy (Buddy) Sullivan and her stepfather, Oliver Goodrich.

Abiding with Shirley’s wishes, a memorial service will be held at a later date at the convenience of her family.

Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, 459 Main Street, Laceyville.

Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Shirley’s name to Andrew’s Gift, PO Box 6014, Harrisburg, PA 17112.

Online condolences may be made at www.sheldonfuneralhomes.com.

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