KANE — Shirley E. James, of 107 Edgar James Avenue, Kane, PA, passed away on December 12, 2022. Shirley was born on January 8, 1931, in Sheffield, PA, to the late John and Vera Champion Evan. On December 27, 1952, in Warren, PA, she married her beloved partner, Edgar D. James, who preceded her in loss of life on January 7, 2001.
A 1949 graduate of Warren Substantial Faculty, tunes was a wonderful component of Shirley’s life. At the age of 14, she grew to become the organist for her family’s rollerskating rinks in Warren, Sheffield, BradFord, PA, and the summer time rink at Cuba Lake, NY. At the age of 15, Shirley was highlighted in Skate Magazine as the youngest roller-skating rink organist in the country. Later on she taught organ classes in her dwelling to quite a few students.
In 1980 the relatives bought the Temple Theater creating, and after two yrs of renovations, “Shirley’s Temple” opened for family members roller skating. Shirley taught skating classes to young and previous and on Sunday night “Adult Night”, performed her superb style of new music on her treasured Hammond organ. She cared for and watched about each and every young skater that arrived via the doorways, quite a few who became like family. In 1990, “Shirley’s Temple Shop”was opened upcoming door to the rink, specializing in exceptional items and antiques.
Shirley was honored in 2008 as Company Man or woman of the 12 months. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church, a 50 as well as member of the Get of the Japanese Star, a past member of the Kane Hospital Auxiliary, for whom she co-chaired numerous fundraising dances at the Kane Place Club and at Shirley’s Temple. Just after her retirement, Shirley made about 100 fantastically knitted afghans for spouse and children, good friends and charity fundraisers.
“The biggest joy in my everyday living was my beloved spouse and loved ones.” Along with “Jesse”, Shirley was joyously greeted in Heaven by three of her grandchildren, Tiera Linn Asel, Edgar D. James III and Adam Paul DeSio her two brothers, John and Robert Evan, and sister-in-law, Joyce Evan.
Shirley is survived by her son, Edgar D. (Tamie) James, Jr., a few daughters, Becky (Bryant) Lucia, Kathy (Jerry) DeSio, and Laurie Farnsworth (Rick Younger, Jr.) just one sister, Doris Hungiville, and one particular sister-in-legislation, Diane Evan. Also, her cherished grandchildren, Tonia (Dean) Kaufman, Travis (Allison) Asel, Trisha (Brian) Wright, Tessa (Tom) Boschert, Jessica (Matt) James-McGuire, Amanda (Chris) DeSio-Whitehouse, Allie (Alex) Fadenholz, Joe (Cher) Farnsworth, Kasey (Mike) Dales, and stage granddaughter, Jocelyn Lucia. Also surviving are her valuable good-grandchildren, Raisa, whom took these kinds of exclusive and light treatment of her “Big Nana”, Rainee, Rosstan, Raegan, Trevor, Tysin, Terin, Mackenzie, Edgar, Elle, Addison, Jack, Ben, Sam, Aria, Stella, Natalie, Landen, Blake, and stage terrific grandchildren, Ryton, Camille, Nic and Rose.
Close friends will be obtained at the Cummings Funeral Property on Saturday (Dec. 17) from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. A funeral support will abide by at 1:00 with Cherie Booth, niece of Shirley, officiating. Burial will comply with in Forest Garden Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may possibly be made to the Kane Cemetery Affiliation for their ongoing endeavours in restoring the Historic Forest Garden Cemetery, c/o Tiffany Danielson, 293 Previous Mill Highway, Kane, PA
On the web condolences can be expressed at www. cummingsfh.com.