Shirley J. (Stahlman) Harper

October 10, 1935 ~ September 10, 2020 (age 84)


Shirley J. Harper, 84, of Oil City, PA. died Sept. 10, 2020.  
Born Oct. 10, 1935 in Oil City, PA., she was the daughter of the late Charles E. & Jennie E. Baum Stahlman.
Shirley was a graduate of Oil City High School.
She was married on July 4, 1955 to James Monroe Harper and he preceded her in death.
A Homemaker, Shirley had worked as an elevator operator in the I.O.O.F. Building and as a breadmaker at the Villa Italia for many years.
Shirley was an active member of the Oil City Salvation Army, being a member of the Home League and active as a Sunday School Teacher and Sunbeam Leader.
She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge and the Senior Center.
She is survived by 6 children and their spouses 
Becky & Edward Holmberg of Batavia, OH
Philip Harper & his wife Laura of Oil City,PA
Laura Lyle & her husband Tom of Boston, MA
James M. Harper Jr. & his wife Mary of Reading, PA
Stella Holloway & her husband Brent of Sugarland, TX
David Harper & his wife Patti of Sarasota, FL
20 grandchildren and many great grandchildren also survive
Shirley is also survived by her brother  Russell Stahlman of Oil City  
She was preceded in death by the following brothers and sisters
Ida Downing, Genevieve Moore, Lorraine McCauley, Albert Stahlman, Charles Stahlman, Claire Stahlman and Paul Stahlman
Friends will be received from 6-8 P.M. Monday in the Reinsel Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 1:00pm at the Oil City Salvation Army.  
Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial gardens.  
Memorials may be made to the Oil City Salvation Army


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September 14, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Reinsel Funeral Home & Crematory
116 Bissell Ave.
Oil City, PA 16301

Funeral Service
September 15, 2020

1:00 PM
Salvation Army
217 Sycamore St.
Oil City, pa 16301

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