Shirley Marie Walker Romanini

            Shirley Marie Walker Romanini, 79, West Scranton, entered into eternal peace on Thursday August 11, 2011. Her husband of 62 years whom she loved with all of her heart is Geno Romanini.
            She was the daughter of the late Charles and Lillian Kitchner Walker. Shirley was a member of the Jackson St Baptist Church and loved the Lord with all her heart. This brings much comfort to her family, who knows they will see her again. Shirley was the Sunday School teacher for the L.O.A. class, helped at Vacation Bible School and sewed bears to benefit the Mercy Hospital Children’s Ward and the Billy Graham Samaritan’s Purse. She worked in the garment industry for 40years and was an expert seamstress. She loved knitting, making booties for each member of the family, sewing and cooking everyone’s favorite Italian dishes. She was also a devoted donator of blood. But most important, she loved her husband.
            The family would like to thank Dr. Richard Martin of Geisinger and Rose and Bobbi Jo of Hospice Community Care for the wonderful care they gave their mother and also mom’s special friends Jane and Gail Beynon who always cheered and comforted her.
            Surviving are her son Gene and his wife Cherith of Scranton; daughters Freda Weinerth and her husband Jeffrey of Scranton and Gloria Fay and her husband Kevin of Belvidere, Il; thirteen grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; her “adopted” children Ernest Romanini and his wife Susan of Port Matilda, Deborah Mattocks and her husband William and Diana Simonetti and her husband Terry all of Meadville also miss her deeply.
            She was preceded in death by her seven brothers and sisters.
            Funeral services will be held Monday at 11am in the Vanston and James Funeral Home 1401 Ash St Scranton with services by Rev. Norman Bright.
            Friends may call Sunday from 2-5pm.
            Interment, Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst.
            In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice Community Care, Scranton; Jackson St Baptist Church-Home Missions; or to the American Lung Assoc of NEPA.

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