Shirley A. Piekielek

Shirley A. Piekielek, 84, of Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at Penn Highlands Jefferson Manor in Brookville, PA.

She was born May 19, 1937, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Margaret Ruth (Dormire) and Wilfred Edmondson.

On July 14, 1979, she married Stanley Edward Piekielek, who preceded her in death on April 4, 2011.

Shirley attended the Harmony Elementary School and graduated from Punxsutawney Area High School in 1955.

She furthered her education at Allegheny General Hospital School of Nursing class of 1958, and Indiana University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing class of 1973.

She was employed as a Registered Nurse in many locations which include Allegheny General Hospital, Greenwich Hospital in Connecticut, Brookville Hospital, Pennsylvania Department of Health in Butler, Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York, Punxsutawney Home Health and the Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She enjoyed doing volunteer work for Punxsutawney Home Health Care, Punxsutawney Area Hospital, Punxsutawney Area Historical and Genealogical Society and the American Cancer Society. Shirley also enjoyed golfing with Stan, quilting, crafts and baking.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Punxsutawney where she served as a trustee and volunteered with mission projects.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews, Richard and Paula Conrad, Ronald Baranoski and Kevin Baranoski, Judy Kash, Paul and Connie Piekielek, Jim and Kelly Piekielek, Bill Piekielek and wife Kirstin MacDonald Piekielek, Jim and Mary Roberts, John Piekielek and Daniel Piekielek; a great niece Carla Whitfield; several great nieces and nephews; and cousins Boyd Edmondson, Carol Edmondson-Kida and Diana McDonald.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother Allan Edmondson and a niece Laurie Baranoski.

Friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m., Saturday, September 4, 2021, at the Deeley Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.

A funeral service will be held immediately following visitation beginning at 11 a.m. with Reverend Michael Wilbur officiating.

Interment will be in Adrian-Anita Roman Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, 209 East Union Street, Punxsutawney, PA 15767 or to the Punxsutawney Area Hospital, 81 Hillcrest Drive, Punxsutawney, PA 15767.

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