Shirley Reighert, 73, of New Castle, Pa. passed away Sunday morning, July 27, 2014 at the Haven Convalescent Home.
Born in Kittanning on September 3, 1940, Shirley was the daughter of the late Clarence and Sarah Heller Akins.
She was a member of the Bethel United Brethren Church.
Shirley was also a member of the Red Hat Society, the Moose Lodge No. 51 and AMVETS No. 281.
Shirley enjoyed dancing and volunteered at ICARE.
She is survived by her five children: Edward Reighert, Jr. and his wife Doris of New Castle; Walter Reighert and his partner Tom Hanshaw of New Castle; Milton Reighert and wife Shannon of Pittsburgh; Shirley Snow of New Castle; and Caroline Lawton and husband George of New Castle; two brothers: Melvin Akins and Jay Akins, and her sister, Donna Waugherman, all of Buffalo, NY; 18 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, Shirley is preceded in death by her husband, Edward W. Reighert, Sr. – who died on February 27, 2009; son, Bobby Reighert; two brothers: David Akins and James Akins, and her four sisters: Viola, Margaret Annabelle, Maxine and Katherine.
Family and friends will be received Thursday, July 31 from 4-8PM at the Ed and Don DeCarbo Funeral Home and Crematory in New Castle.
Funeral services will be held 11AM Friday, August 1 at the funeral home officiated by Rev. John Wiseman, pastor of Bethel United Brethren Church.
Burial will take place at Kittanning Cemetery.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.decarbofuneralhome.com.