Shirley A. Werner

Shirley A. Werner, 79, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of Evergreen Drive, Ridgway, passed away Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at Pinecrest Manor, after a lengthy illness.

She was born August 30, 1938, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Ernest and Catherine Hoffman Herbstritt. She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1956.  She was a former Teacher’s Aide with IU9.

On August 8, 1959, in the Queen of the World Church, Shirley married James H. Werner, who preceded her in death on July 14, 1989.

She is survived by three daughters, Debra MacKay and her husband William of Pittsburgh, Jeannie Thomson and her husband James of Middletown, VA, and Kelly McClain and her husband Howard of Ridgway; a son, Thomas H. Werner and his wife Wendy of St. Marys; 10 grandchildren, Rachel Zick, Kyle Bond, Jimmy Werner, Paige Werner, Lydia Thomson, Ben Thomson, Hannah McClain, Colton McClain, Lukas McClain, and Logen McClain; five great grandchildren, Jared Zick, Morgan Zick, Julia Zick, Emmit Bond, and Giavanna Bond; and by two sisters, Martha Cunningham and her husband George of Rochester, NY and Judy Schreiber and her husband John “Peeps” of St. Marys.

In addition to her husband and parents, Shirley was preceded in death by a brother, Leander Herbstritt.

Shirley was a member of the Queen of the World Church and an active member of the Polka Booster Club. She enjoyed being with her family, especially her grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Saturday, October 21, 2017, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Jeff Noble, Pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Friday, October 20, 2017, from 5:00 until 8:00 PM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Pinecrest Manor Activity Fund, 763 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, PA 15857.

Terry Schade October 19, 2017 at 1:29 pm

Tom, Debbie, Jeannie, Kelly, and families,

I am sending my deepest sympathies to you all. Your Mom was a great lady and I remember many good times with her and “Sarge.” My hope is that they are reunited in Heaven and the many memories you have help to fill the void that is left with her passing.

Ron and Sally Prechtl October 24, 2017 at 9:52 am

Dear Tom, Debbie, Jeannie, Kelly and families,

Please accept our deepest sympathy. Your mom was always such a wonderful person. I spoke to her a few times at Pinecrest, not sure if she remembered me, but always that beautiful smile. She will be missed.

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