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James Earl SheaJames Earl "Jim" Shea, 66, of Indiana, PA, passed away Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at Bethany Place.
He was born March 18, 1951 in Armstrong County, PA, the son of Russel R. and Roberta E. (Williams) Shea.
Jim grew up in the Kittanning Township area and for many years lived on the Smith Family farm. He previously worked for the Longue Vue Country Club in Verona, the T.J. Smith Trucking Company, and was a janitor for the Smith Complex. Jim's favorite hobbies were putting puzzles together and watching Western shows on television. He especially loved visiting and talking with family and friends.
He will be remembered with love by his mother, Roberta E. Shea of Seminole, FL; three sisters, Saundra R. Smith of Shelocta, Elaine Shea and husband, Daniel Blymyer of Catlett, VA, Michele (Shea) Allison and husband, Terry of Pinellas Park, FL; nieces and nephews, Malinda Oesterling and husband, Matthew, Allison Ball and husband, Eric, Jessica Smith, Dori Shea-Blymyer, Colin Shea-Blymyer, Chelsea Allison, Guadalupe Smith, Daisy Smith, Kimberly Brown and husband, Timothy, Domingo Smith and wife, Laura; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
Jim was preceded in death by his father, Russel Shea; and brother-in-law, Thomas Smith.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 PM on Wednesday December 27, 2017 at Clark Chapel of the Bauer Funeral Home, 238 S. Main St., Elderton, PA.
Additional visitation will be from 10 AM on Thursday, December 28, 2017 until the time of the Funeral Services at 11 AM at the Mt. Union Lutheran Church, 1051 Girty Road, Shelocta, PA 15774 with the Rev. Joyce Dix-Weiers officiating.
Burial will be held in the Mt. Union Lutheran Cemetery, Shelocta, PA.
Contributions may be made in Jim's memory to the American Heart Association, 444 Liberty Ave., Suite 1300, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
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