Shirley A. Brown

February 22, 1934 ~ January 22, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old
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Shirley Brown Obituary

Shirley A. Brown, 88, of Lewistown, Passed away Sunday, January 22, 2023, at Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital.

Born February 22, 1934, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late William and Margaret (Benn) Pennebaker.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded by her husband, Kenneth G. Brown; a brother; three sisters; a grandson, Rodney L. Henry Jr.; and a great -grandchild, Danon Beaston.

She is survived by; children, Debra Diven and husband, Ron, of Punxsutawney, and Carol Henry, of Reedsville; five grandchildren, Kelly Crawford and companion, Ed Bickel, Brian Diven and wife, Megan, Kenneth Henry and wife, Tammy, Lori Bonson and husband, Jason.

Shirley was a life member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Lewistown.

Earlier, in life she was a member of America’s Sweethearts.

She loved being with family, they were most important to her. She enjoyed making holiday meals, shopping, and traveling to Florida with her husband.

A viewing will be held from 1 to 2 p.m., Thursday, January 26, 2023, at Hoenstine Funeral Home, 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with a funeral service to follow at 2 p.m., with Rev. Bernard Carpenter officiating.

Interment will take place at Juniata Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Shirley’s memory may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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January 26, 2023

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc.
75 Logan St.
Lewistown, PA 17044

Funeral Service
January 26, 2023

2:00 PM
Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc.
75 Logan St.
Lewistown, PA 17044

Interment following funeral service
January 26, 2023

Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown


St. Jude Children's Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis TN 38105


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