HOMER GLEN, Illinois (Formerly Sharpsville, Pennsylvania) – Mrs. Shirley J. Troutman formerly of Sharpsville, passed away on Sunday evening, July 9, 2017 following a brief battle with Leukemia at Seasons Hospice in Naperville, Illinois. She was 81 years old.
Born in Erie, Pennsylvania on January 10, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Thomas R. and Olive L. (Byers) Murray.
She attended Clarion High School and went on to marry her sweetheart Charles F. Troutman on June 20, 1959.
She was a longtime resident of Sharpsville, before her retirement from JC Penney’s with 21 years of service. During retirement Shirley and her husband spent many years between Seneca, Illinois and Leesburg, Florida.
She enjoyed traveling, gardening, sewing and above all cooking for those she loved.
Shirley leaves behind her devoted husband of 58 years, Charles; her son, Fred (Lynn) Troutman of Homer Glen, Illinois; her daughter, Kimberly (Sue) Bennett-Troutman; grandchildren, Murray and Elliette Bennett-Troutman; brother, Edward Murray; sisters, Louise Holman and Betty Jean Confer and her husband, Dean and by many loving nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by an infant son and daughter; her parents, Ralph and Olive; brothers, Carl and Robert Murray; grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Guy Murray and Mr. & Mrs. Charles Byers and by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Friends may call on Friday evening, July 14, 2017 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Sample-O’Donnell Funeral Home, 555 East State Street, Sharon, PA 16146.
Private funeral services will be held for her family on Saturday morning, July 15, 2017 at the funeral home
Interment will follow at Morefield Cemetery in Hermitage.
As an expression of sympathy and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The MDS Foundation 4573 South Broad St., Suite 150 Yardville, NJ 08620.
A television tribute will air Friday, July 14 at the following approximate times:
6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.