Shirley M. Sepik


Shirley M. Sepik, 91, formerly of Pardoe, passed away on Monday morning, June 17, 2019 in UPMC Horizon, Greenville.
Shirley was born on May 31, 1928 in Stoneboro, to William and Mary (Greer) McGuire. She married Edward S. Sepik on Oct. 22, 1949; he preceded her in death Nov. 6, 1986.
She was raised in Stoneboro and graduated from Stoneboro High School in 1946. Shirley was a self-employed beautician working out of her home for over 50 years.
She was a member of St. Hermingilds Catholic Church, Pardoe.
Shirley had a zest for life and a spunky attitude; she never met a set of stairs that she didn't want to run up.
She loved to garden, spending time outdoors, artwork and collecting glassware and antiques.
Most of all, she loved her family and enjoyed taking care of them.
She is survived by four children, Mark Sepik and wife Sherry, Mercer; Marla Sepik, Cranberry; Lori Stainbrook and husband Ronald "Larry", Greenville; and Lisa Rennell and husband Charles, Rochester, N.Y.; five grandchildren, Shawn Haslet, Drew Sepik, Kyle Conto, Sergei and Sydney Stainbrook; one great-granddaughter, Paige Mary Haslet; and one sister, Rosanne McGuire.
Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a sister, Mary McGurie; and three brothers, Mickey, LaMont and Robert McGuire.
Memorials to: St. Paul's Senior Living Community, (Eden Alternative Fund) 339 Jamestown Road, Greenville, 16125.

Shirley M., 91, formerly of Pardoe.
Visitation: 11 a.m. until the time of service Thursday (6-20-19) at CUNNINGHAM FUNERAL HOME Inc., 306 Bessemer Ave., Grove City.
Funeral: Noon Thursday, in the funeral home.
Burial: Crestview Memorial Park.
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Marla Sepik
Jul 01, 2019
For the people who could not stay for the service. This was written and read by her daughter,Marla .
How does one summarize 91 years of a persons life? To know our mother And know her as we did, was to truly love her as she was larger than life.

Mom was one of the hardest workers ever, as she would work from sunrise to sundown laboring with fierce devotion to maintain her home and lawn. She loved being one with nature. The outdoors was her pallet and her flowers her paintbrush. In her younger years she rolled boulders down off the railroad bed in order to complement that amazing flower garden that stretched around the bend behind that white picket fence. Riding lawn mower’s,
...Nah, not for me mom.. only a push mower would do.

We all recall stories of delight and laughter about mom. I believe this particular near calamity took place prior to my sisters wedding when mom decided to paint the outside of the house. Mom and dad were home alone. Mom up high on a ladder painting away and dad just happened to be inside the upstairs bathroom shaving, when all of a sudden, mom’s ladder Slid past the bathroom window. Mom reached out hanging onto the ledge as she cried out for dad. He immediately punched out the screen and pulled her through the window to safety. Dad love to tell that story, Incorporating the phrase “going going gone “into it.

Mom never gave up on anything as she was tough as nails. The next time she encountered the house and latter scenario she got too close to the powerline with a scrub rag and she got her Irish but shocked back down the ladder. We believe that was dad in heaven giving her a subtle warning saying SHIRLEY, don’t go there!

Then her love of nature and gardening took her way too far one day and she thought she could relocate a black snake by simply picking it up by his tail and moving him. Unbeknownst, to her it quickly traveled up its own back and bit her in the hand. But, she always said black snakes are good for the garden, as well as Mr. toad who resided on the back sidewalk of our house.

Mom was enamored with that Irish beauty and vain she could be. The nightly ritual of ponds cold cream kept her skin Well preserved. Hence, her life as a beautician. If you grew up in our household, you would have to endure the early morning chatter of women and the roaring of hairdryers, as mom like to get them in and out by 6 AM.

She continue doing hair up until the day she had her stroke.

Mom didn’t believe much of doctors as she doctored herself as well as us. I remembered with much vigor the dosing of Clorox on poison ivy skin, which I only seem to get every spring. Clorox did kill it, but I thought it was going to kill me in the process.

Mom always believed in helping the child who needed it the most and that she did.

Mom had a devoutness of intense passion, love and affection for her dedication and caring for all family members from great uncles, Sisters, nieces and most certainly her children. Mom was there for every broken bone with commitment and loyalty to mend you up again.

What I will always remember most about mom was even after her stroke as I sat with her through two weeks of rehab and I watched her with that stiff upper lip, spine and spunk make a conviction with courage to dedicate her fortitude, grit, tenacity and drive to make that bold assurance that she would recover from her stroke. She pretty much did.So what followed was seven or eight good years in an assisted living. She was quite an amazing amazing woman.

Mom was honest and true and she was a mixture of pride and conviction with that stubborn refusal to never Bow in defeat There was no middle Road on which she would stand.. but that’s what made her the character she was. In the end we all said mom got everything out of life that she could.

Enclosure, go in peace mom as it is time to be reunited with our dad in heaven. With much love and gratitude, you will always be in our hearts forever.

Your loving children Mark, Marla, Lori and Lisa
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Linda Harton
Jun 19, 2019
Prayers to your family at this difficult time. You have my sympathy.
Dian Pennington Ratcliff
Jun 19, 2019
So very sorry for the loss of your mother. I always enjoyed seeing & talking with her during our visits to PA. I always admired her independence and was quite envious of her energy level. She was delightful.
John and Sherry Guyton
Jun 19, 2019
Sending love and prayers to you all. Your Mom was quite the character and I’m sure she is ecstatic being reunited with Ed.
Terre Morgan
Jun 18, 2019
I had the pleasure of meeting Mrs. Sepik through her daughter Marla and was immediately impressed with her spunkiness and fun attitude. She may have been frail toward the end, but I think she was every bit the lively character I met many years ago. God bless the family as they mourn the loss of this lovely woman.