SHARON, Pennsylvania – Shirley J. Leedham, passed away peacefully on Thursday morning, October 12, 2017 at VNA Inpatient Hospice in Butler, Pennsylvania, following a period of declining health. She was 90 years old.
Shirley was born in Sharon on April 6, 1927, the daughter of Raphael and Lily Mae (Hassell) Lynch.
He was a 1945 graduate of Sharon High School.
On July 11, 1947 Shirley married Thomas R. Leedham, Sr. with whom she would share nearly 50 years of marriage and their children, Tom and Sheryl.
Mrs. Leedham had worked as an operator for Bell Telephone in Sharon, Fitzpartick’s Department Store and later Witmer Smith.
She loved sewing and was an avid collector of many types of knickknacks.
She leaves behind her son, Thomas R. Leedham, Jr. and his companion, Kathy Andree of Sharon; her daughter, Sheryl Bagnall and her husband, William of Millersville, Pennsylvania; three grandchildren, Ryan Leedham and his wife, Sandra of Hermitage, Sheena Leedham of London, Ohio and Brian Bagnall of Millersville, Pennsylvania; three great-grandchildren, Ryan, Jorge and Jonathan Leedham and by family friends, Gary and Tracy Swogger.
Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Tom on January 22, 1997 and by her brother, Harold Lynch.
Private funeral arrangements were handled by the Sample-O’Donnell Funeral Home, 555 East State Street in Sharon, Pennsylvania 16146.
Burial has taken place next her husband at Oakwood Cemetery.