Shirley L. Buchta, 71 of 1304 Woodside Avenue, Wayne Township went home to be with her Lord on June 1, 2012 at 2 AM. Born in Meadow Brook, West Virginia on September 18, 1940, Shirley was the daughter of the late Claude M. and Rose Markley Squires. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold B. Buchta on December 26, 2008. They were married on February 8, 1960. Shirley was a member of Living Manna Foursquare Church in Ellwood City. She adored the time she spent with her family and friends. Surviving are her six children and their spouses, Charles R. and Kathryn Murray, Tracy A. and Samuel Fidell, Harold J. and Lisa Buchta, Kelly R. and Jeffrey Chasser all of Ellwood City, Kathy L. and Brian Plonka of Hauser Lake, Idaho and Brian B. and Adrienne Buchta of Zelienople, two sisters, Claudia Moser of Chesnee, SC and Jackie Moore of Ellwood City, three brothers, Clyde Squires of OH, Bill Squires of Ellwood City and John Squires of Washington, PA, 22 Grandchildren and 27 Great Grandchildren. Besides her parents and husband, Shirley was preceded in death by three brothers, Charles, Donald and Joseph Squires. Friends may call at the Joseph A. Tomon, Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, 97 Grim Avenue, Ellport on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral Servies for Shirley will be held at the Funeral Home on Monday at 11 AM with her son-in-law, Rev. Samuel Fidell. Interment will follow in Slippery Rock Church Cemetery.
Asta, Edda, Roman, Birgit, Louisa from Germany
we need some times o overcome. It is hard to put actual feelings in to the right words. This cut us to the quick. From now on, you can be on Harald’s side for good. You and he were bosom buddies. Every times, you both did put our heart and soul in your family, so you both should take care of them now. God bless you and your family.
Love, Asta, Edda, Roman, Birgit, Louisa and family from Germany.
BRENDA JO SQUIRES BURKE
Aunt Shirley, I can't put in to words how much you meant to me, and everyone around you. I love you and always will.
Bobbi Jo Falk
Grandma, I don't even have the words to express how much you meant to me. I can reflect on so many years of love, wisdom, and laughter that you shared with me. This world is a sad place without you in it. You were always such a comfort to those who were down trodden, a strength to those who were weak, and just a joy to be around. So many times this week I wanted to run to your house for that comfort only you could give, but for the first time ever in my life I couldn't run to you to get away from the sadness. You were the rock of this family and the glue that held it together; the one we all ran to when things got hard. I pray that I can be strong enough to carry on the lessons you taught me. I hope to teach my own children to show the love that you have shown each and every one of us. You were the strongest and bravest woman I have ever known; you were one of a kind. As sad as this time is, I can smile and take comfort knowing that you passed a bit of specialness to each and every person that came in contact with you. Maybe if we can all keep those lessons in our hearts things will be alright. If we try hard enough we can all carry on the legacy that you shared with us. Even though words are inadequate to express how amazing you were and how much you meant to me, I just needed to say, you were such a special woman who will be missed everyday. Until we meet again, get the coffee pot ready, we will sit at the table when I get there. I love you.
In one's lifetime you meet many people; there are a few who make a lasting impression. No matter where your road takes you, you carry that impression with you forever. Shirely, you were my other "mom" growing up, and you've definately made a lasting impression on me. You will be greatly missed all of those you touched. Heaven just became brighter and your memory will live forever with us here on earth.
Grandma, no words can express how I'm going to miss you. You were loved by all who got to meet you and I know you lived a blessed Life! Thank you for an amazing example in my life of what a extraordinary grandma and mom is. So thankful for our last conversation I was privileged to have with you. Love you
Thank you for all your love and hospitality, for all the lucky moments and all care you spend to everybody around you. Dancing with Harold, we spend a song for you both.
Joachim, Brigitte, Egon, Christina, Jürgen, Maria
We always had the best times together.
Thinking of yall.c What a wonderful life your mama had, a true blessing to all who were fortunate to have her in their lives. I know yall miss her, but knowing that she is of sound mind,and pain free. enjoying her heavenly reward makes her passing easier to come to teams with. hugs and prayers at this difficult time. I love you Aunt Shirley
I Love you Tracy I am here for you.ccccccc
Pam and Doug Jones
God bless you and Harold. We will miss you.
Erica (Buchta) Funkhouser
Gram, Im the luckiest girl in the world to have had you in my life as my grandma, mom, and best friend all in one. im so happy you are in heaven taking care of your hubby again. ill miss you and love you everyday, forever. i know you'll be watching over all of us. love you so much!
Hey Shirl, I know you're dancing in glory with my Daddy, so I will just take a moment to tell you I will always have the love that we shared hidden deep with-in my heart. Even though I am sad that your not here with me, I am so happy that you are exactly where you longed to be. I Love You Mom :-) Tracy
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