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Shirley Jean Murphy StittShirley Jean Murphy Stitt, age 76, of Indiana, PA, passed away Friday, April 13, 2012, at her residence surrounded by her family.
She was born October 28, 1935 in Templeton, PA, the daughter of Charles and Gladys (Vogel) Unger.
Shirley lived in Western Pennsylvania all of her life and was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Butler. She previously worked for Sears and later was self-employed as a beautician and owner of Stitt's Nursery. Though she stayed busy, Shirley always loved being at home with her family. She married John F. Stitt, Sr. on June 27, 1953 and Shirley enjoyed taking trips south with John each year. Holidays were very important to Shirley and she loved cooking and serving holiday meals for her family. Reading was one of Shirley's favorite hobbies and she always stayed in touch with her many friends and family through email. She will be best remembered as being a loving and caring wife and mother, and all who knew her will never forget her thoughtful and kind spirit and the way she was a friend to everyone.
Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 58 years, John F. Stitt, Sr.; sons, John Stitt and wife, Patricia, of Butler, and Mark Stitt and wife, Margaret, of Ford City; daughter, Kimberly Boarts and husband, Randy, of Indiana, PA; grandsons, Joshua Boarts, of New Kensington, Michael Boarts, of West New York, NJ, Brett Stitt, of Kittanning, and Chris Stitt, of Ford City; great-granddaughter, Avery Boarts, of West New York, NJ; and sisters, Rose Ann Easley, of Butler, and Barbara Kennedy, of Templeton.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Per Shirley's wishes, services will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made in Shirley's honor to the American Cancer Society, Armstrong Unit, 320 Bilmar Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15205 or VNA Hospice of Indiana County, Medical Arts Building, Suite 3000, 850 Hospital Rd., Indiana, PA 15701.
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