Evangeline Shira

Evangeline P. Shira, 97, formerly of Skyview Towers in New Castle, passed away on December 24 2015 at the Grove City Medical Center.

Evangeline was born in Franklin, PA. on January 27, 1918 to the late Ray M. and Pearl Langford Shields. She had been the elevator operator at the Dean Building and retired secretary at Dr. Wylie Shira's office. She first married Lawrence Selig and later Dr. Wylie H. Shira, both of whom precede her in death. She was a member of the First Assembly of God church.

Evangeline is survived by her step-mother; Gladys McQuiston Shields of Rusk, TX., a sister; Margie and Joe Fletcher of Rusk, TX., brothers; David and Sara Shields of Rusk, TX. and Willis and Susie Shields of Maydelle, TX., 12 nieces and nephews, 25 great nieces and nephews, and 4 great great nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by her sister Mary Alice Shields.

Visitation will be from 1 to 2 pm on Tuesday (Dec. 29 2015 ) at Turner-Myers Funeral Home, 208 North Jefferson Street, New Castle. A funeral service will follow at 2 pm at the funeral home and will be conducted by Rev. Peter J. Squillo of First Assembly of God Church.

Interment will be in Oak Park Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Assembly of God Church.

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