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Shirley A. Nelson
Shirley A. Nelson

April 5, 1937 - June 5, 2019
Born in Port Murray, New Jersey
Resided in Great Bend Borough, Pennsylvania


Shirley A. Nelson, 82, of Great Bend Borough, Pennsylvania, died Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at the Homestead Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Frankford Township.

Born in Port Murray, Shirley lived in Stillwater Township for over 35 years before moving to Great Bend Borough 23 years ago. She was a secretary for Securitas in Cedar Knolls for over 10 years before her retirement and had previously worked at Newton Memorial Hospital for 19 years. Shirley was a member of Harmony Hill United Methodist Church.

The daughter of the late Howard and Bertha Sheffler, Shirley is survived by her husband, Edwin A. Nelson; three stepchildren, Mark E. Nelson and wife, Darleen, of Andover Township, Luke E. Nelson and wife, Kendra, of Beaver Creek, Ohio, Mary Beth Fisk and husband, Byran, of Andover Borough; and five grandchildren, David, Katie, Carter and Cora Nelson and Matthew Fisk.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 22, 2019, at Harmony Hill United Methodist Church, 919 Fairview Lake Road, Stillwater.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High Street, Newton.

Memorial donations may be made to Harmony Hill United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 115, Stillwater, NJ 07875. Online condolences may be offered at

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Memorial Service
Harmony Hill United Methodist Church
919 Fairview Lake Road
Stillwater, NJ Sussex 07875
Saturday, June 22, 2019
11:00 AM

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