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Shirley J. Thompson, of West Salem Township, formerly of Transfer, died at 6 a.m. Monday (Feb. 12, 2018) in St. Paul Homes after a brief illness. She was 79.
Shirley was born Oct. 18, 1938, in Clarksville, Pa., a daughter of Russell Kennedy and Anna Catherine (Geiwitz) Kennedy.
She was a homemaker and attended Charleston United Methodist Church.
Shirley was a member of REACT Radio Club. She enjoyed playing bingo and spending time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, family and friends.
She is survived by: a daughter, Brenda Dean and her husband Charles of Erie; a son, Donald Thompson Jr. and his wife Dyana of Greenville; a sister, Neva Stephenson of West Middlesex; five grandchildren, Alan Dean, Michele Truax, Erica Wilczynski, Elizabeth Thompson and Seth Thompson, and six great-grandchildren, Anna, Levi, Paige, Nathan, Keri and Evelynn.
Shirley was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband, Donald Thompson Sr. whom she married Oct. 7, 1960, and who passed away May 28, 2001; a sister, Lucille Friga; a brother, James Kennedy, and a great-granddaughter, Matilda Jane Ohl.

Shirley J., 79, of West Salem Township, formerly of Transfer.
Calling hours: 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday (2-15-18) in JOHN FLYNN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, INC, 2630 E. State St., Hermitage. Online condolences at www.flynnfuneralhome.com.
Service: 1 p.m. Friday (2-16-18) in the funeral home chapel with Rev. C. Charles Eckles officiating.
Burial: Transfer Cemetery.
Published on February 13, 2018
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