MASURY, Ohio – Shirley M. Christenson, of Masury, Ohio, formerly of Sharon, passed away on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 4:17 a.m. in West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, after an extended illness, she was 65.
Shirley was born in Farrell, Pennsylvania on January 7, 1952, the daughter of the late Russell and Ruth (McCallister) Root.
Shirley enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and her dog, Mia.
She is survived by her four daughters, Rhonda Evans of Sharon, Pennsylvania, Loretta Evans of Hermitage, Pennsylvania, Tina Lacey & her husband, Brian of Masury, Ohio and Tammy Woodworth and her husband, Shawn, of Masury, Ohio and her two sons, Kevin Evans and his wife, Stephanie of Newton Falls, Ohio and Robert “Bob” Christenson III of Hermitage, Pennsylvania; 16 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; her sisters, Marjorie Munnal of Sharon, Pennsylvania, Gloria Hummell of Hermitage, Pennsylvania, Joyce Garvey and her husband, James of Mecca, Ohio, Norma Root of Sharon, Pennsylvania along with her brothers, Russell T. “Tom” Root of Sharon, Pennsylvania, Robert Root of Brookfield, Ohio, Edward Root and his wife, Lucy, of Vienna, Ohio. Also surviving is her former husband, Ward Evans of Hermitage, Pennsylvania.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Ward Dale Evans, Jr.; a sister, Rita Evans and brothers, David L. Root James M. Root, Sr., Richard D. Root Sr. and Gerald Root.
At her request, there will be no calling hours.
Private services will take place at the convenience of the family.
Cremation services provided by the funeral home with burial of her cremains at Haywood Cemetery West Middlesex, Pennsylvania.
Funeral arrangements by the Harold W. Stevenson Funeral Home, 264 East State St., Sharon, Pennsylvania.