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Shirley May Misiura

May 8, 1930 — June 22, 2020

Shirley May Misiura, 90, formerly of Olyphant, went home to be with her Lord and Saviour on Monday, June 22. Her husband of 66 years is the late Thomas Paul Misiura Sr. who passed away in 2017.

Born in Strabane, PA, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Alice Polinsky Thompson. She graduated from Lyndhurst High School in New Jersey in 1948. In her teenage years, she attended a Billy Graham crusade where she accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Saviour. Shirley enjoyed her busy life with her ten children, as well as taking care of her live-in mother-in-law for over 20 years. Somehow she managed to sell Avon and work at the voting polls despite her busy life. After her children were raised, she was employed by WEA until her retirement in 1993.

As an Olyphant resident for most of her life, she enjoyed playing cards with her many friends and family, building puzzles, quilting, embroidering, and singing in her church choir. Although money was not plentiful, every year Shirley and Tom created a fairy tale Christmas week for their ten children, a memory they will always hold precious in their hearts.

Shirley’s Olyphant neighbors have fond memories of sitting in the gazebo with her, chatting and listening to Tom play the harmonica. Everyone who met her considered her a friend. 

She is survived by five daughters, Carol (Rick) Fanucci of Moosic; Rosemarie (late Robert) Huseonica of Virginia; Shirley Ann (Wayne) Pisanchyn of Dalton; Virginia (Craig) Yost of Florida; Roberta (Mark) Isaac of Pottstown; and five sons, Thomas Paul Jr. (Melissa) of Scranton; David (Karen) of Lake Ariel; Ronald (Audrey) of Minnesota; James (Patricia) of Carbondale; and Lawrence (Rebecca) of Boyertown; a sister, Lorraine (Gene) Bancale of Lake Ariel; two brothers, Robert Thompson of Lake Ariel, and Richard (Diane) Thompson of Hamlin; 35 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

A private viewing
and service will be held for the immediate family. Friends are welcome at a graveside service at St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery, Blakely at 11am on Monday.

Memorial donations may be made to National Right to Life, 512 10th St. NW, Washington, DC 20004; or Pa. Pro-Life Federation, 4800 Jonestown Road #102, Harrisburg, PA 17109.

For condolences or directions, please visit www.hudak-osheafuneralhome.com.

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Monday, June 29, 2020

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