Shirley's Story

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Shirley M. Christenson of Masury, Ohio, formerly of Sharon, passed away at 4:17 a.m. Saturday, June 10, 2017, in West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh, after an extended illness. She was 65.
Shirley was born in Farrell on Jan. 7, 1952, a daughter of the late Russell and Ruth (McCallister) Root.
Shirley enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and her dog, Mia.
She is survived by her four daughters, Rhonda Evans of Sharon, Loretta Evans of Hermitage, Tina Lacey and her husband, Brian, and Tammy Woodworth and her husband, Shawn, all of Masury; her two sons, Kevin Evans and his wife, Stephanie, of Newton Falls, Ohio, and Robert "Bob" Christenson III of Hermitage; 16 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; her sisters, Marjorie Munnal of Sharon, Gloria Hummell of Hermitage, Joyce Garvey and her husband, James, of Mecca, Ohio, and Norma Root of Sharon; and her brothers, Russell T. "Tom" Root of Sharon, Robert Root of Brookfield and Edward Root and his wife, Lucy, of Vienna, Ohio. Also surviving is her former husband, Ward Evans of Hermitage.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Ward Dale Evans Jr.; a sister, Rita Evans; and brothers, David L. Root, James M. Root Sr., Richard D. Root Sr., and Gerald Root.

Shirley M., 65, of Masury, Ohio, formerly of Sharon.
Calling hours: None, at her request. Condolences to the family may be expressed by visiting stevensonfuneralhome.net.
Services: Private at the convenience of the family.
Cremation services and arrangements by HAROLD W. STEVENSON FUNERAL HOME, 264 E. State St., Sharon.
Burial of cremains in Haywood Cemetery, West Middlesex.
Published on June 12, 2017
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