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Beatrice E. ShearerSeptember 6, 1918 ~ June 24, 2017 (age 98)
Beatrice E. (Knappenberger) Shearer, 98, of Greenville formerly of Kittanning, Hadley and Clarks Mills, died Saturday, June 24, 2017, at St. Paul’s Home in Greenville.
She was born on Sept. 6, 1918, in West Franklin Township in Armstrong County to the late Joseph E. and Ella J. (Edwards) Knappenberger.
She was a homemaker and a Nurses Aide at the Armsdale Home for several years.
Beatrice married her husband Albert H. Shearer Jr. on October 29, 1938.
She was a member of the Perry Baptist Church of Hadley, PA.
She enjoyed making candles, lap robes, jewelry, sewing and crafts. Her husband and she enjoyed traveling, and she loved spending time with her family.
Survivors include: three daughters V. Adele (Richard) Barnhart of Chicora, Linda C. (Robert) Cosgrove of Hadley, Pa., and Kay L. (Carl) Earley of Shelocta; six sons A. Harold Shearer Butler, Gary J. (Mary) Shearer of South Hamilton, Mass., Arnold V. (Ione) Shearer of Hermitage, Ray L. (Phyllis) Shearer of Clarks Mills, Harland L. Shearer of West Alexander, and Alan R. Shearer of Shelocta; 19 grandchildren; 50 great grandchildren; four great great granddaughters; nine step grandchildren; five step great grandchildren; and one step great great grandchild; several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews; and cousins.
She was proceeded in death by her husband, Albert H. Shearer Jr.; her parents, Joseph and Ella (Edwards) Knappenberger; four brothers: Norwood, Percy, Arnold and Billie Knappenberger; three sisters: Freda Ruffaner, Vera Wheat and Wretha Grafton; two granddaughters; one step granddaughter; and four daughters in law: Anna Shearer, Barbara Shearer, Brenda Shearer and Rose Marie Shearer.
Friends will be received on Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. at the F. Duane Snyder Funeral Home in Worthington, a funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Grace Baptist Church at 527 Butler Road Kittanning, Pa., where additional visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. With the Rev. James Sodano officiating. Interment will be in Lawn Haven Burial Estates in Worthington.
In lieu of flowers please make contributions in Beatrice’s honor to Slippery Rock Baptist Camp in care of Perry Baptist Church 3020 Hadley Road, Hadley, PA 16130. Or St. Paul’s Homes Good Samaritan Appeal at 339 East Jamestown Road, Greenville,PA16125