Shirley J. Walker 1925-2013

SHARON, Pa. – Shirley Jean Walker, 87, passed away at 8 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at the Clepper Manor following an extended illness.

Mrs. Walker was born April 30, 1925, in Sharon, Pa., the daughter of Frederick Leipheimer and Ruth King Leipheimer.

She graduated from Sharon High School in 1943 and married her husband, Arthur Walker, on Oct. 14, 1946. He preceded her in death in 2002.

Mrs. Walker attended Sharon Nursing School and also worked for the former Whitmer-Smith Department Store of Sharon for 17 years. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Sharon.

Mrs. Walker is survived by her son, Keith (Patricia) Walker of Warren; and three grandchildren, Matt Walker of Atlanta, Nate Walker of Miami and Kate (Tony) Reinhart of Alexandria, Va.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

All services are to be held privately. Entombment will take place in the mausoleum of Hillcrest Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Heartland Hospice, 3871 E. State St., Hermitage, PA 16148.

Arrangements were handled by Sample-O’Donnell Funeral Home in Sharon, Pa.

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