Shirley K. Mayes, 73, 106 Bush St., Blanchard, PA, died Jan. 13, 2014 at the Mt. Nittany Medical Center, State College, PA. She was born Dec. 17, 1940 in Liberty Twp., Centre Co., PA, a daughter of the late John Lester and Caroline Robb Peters. On July 9, 1999, she married Thomas R. Mayes who survives at home.
Shirley collected thimbles & spoons. She also enjoyed cooking breakfast for a crew at the Beech Creek Community Center. The door at her home was always open and family and friends were always welcome. She was a social member of the Beech Creek American Legion. Shirley had worked at the Beech Creek Market and also as a housekeeper for Dr. Nicholas DiCuccio.
Surviving are a daughter: Wendy (Jeff) Brungard, Newport, NC, 3 sons: Steve (Amy) Mitchell, Spencer (Nancy) Mitchell both of Howard, PA and Jason (Mary) Mitchell, Zion, PA. Also surviving are a sister: Dorothy Rickert (Earl Tressler), Beech Creek, PA as well as 4 brothers: David (Pat) Peters, Robert (Ann) Peters, John (Linda) Peters all of Beech Creek, PA and Casper Peters, Blanchard, PA. Shirley was also blessed with 9 grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren
Funeral services for Shirley will be held Thur. Jan. 16, 2014 at 10:30 AM in the Dean K. Wetzler, Jr. Funeral Home, 320 Main St., Mill Hall, PA, with the Rev. Dr. Russel J. Moldovan officiating. Visitation will be from 6-8 PM Wed., Jan 15, 2014 in the funeral home. Interment will be in Rest Haven Memorial Park, Lock Haven, PA.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions to the Beech Creek Community Center through the funeral home