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Shirley Jane Warburton

July 19, 1925 — November 16, 2017

          Shirley Jane Day Warburton, age 92, a lifelong resident of Forks Township, Sullivan County, PA passed into the presence of her Lord on Thursday, November 16, 2017 with her loving family at her side.             Shirley was born on a farm near Estella, PA, on July 19, 1925, the daughter of the late Arley and Anna (Osler) Kay Day.  On Feb. 23, 1946, she married Earl Bruce Warburton, who predeceased her on November 10, 2002. They celebrated 56 years of marriage.             Shirley was a loving mother, grandmother, aunt and friend to many. Shirley loved to talk and laugh and had a great interest in all that was going on around her. She was active as a 4-H leader and participated in her church choir and the Women's' Guild. Some of her best memories were of taking care of/spending time with her grandchildren. She and her late husband, Earl, we're life-long dairy farmers on their farm in Forks Twp. Along with their son, Jim. After Earl's passing, grandson Brian and his family resided with Shirley. They were a joy to her and a great help as she aged. Shirley's oldest grandson and wife (Bruce and Sandi) live across the road from Shirley and she loved the time they spent with her and their care of her.             Survivors include: a son and daughter-in-law, James B. and Barbara Warburton of Forks Township; a daughter and son-in-law, Elaine S. and Darrel Reibson of Jersey Shore; a brother-in-law:  Marvin Driscoll, of Canton, PA; six grandchildren, Bruce (Sandra) Warburton, Laraine (Keith) Bowen, Jennifer (James) Smith, Jesse (Jen) Reibson, Amy (Mike) Calaman and Brian (Eileen) Warburton.  Seven great grandchildren: Elias & Isaiah Reibson, Preston & Pierson Smith, Keegan Bowen, and Blaine & Marshal Warburton.  There are numerous nieces and nephews.             She was predeceased by siblings:  Bruce Day, Ina Avery, Irene Fiester, Gene Day, and Jule Driscoll.           A Graveside Service will be held at the convenience of the family at the Warburton Hill Cemetery, with her former pastor, Rev. Robert Martin, officiating.              A Dinner in Celebration of her life, for family and friends, will be held on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 12:00 Noon at St. Paul’s Church, Overton, PA.             The family requests memorial contributions be made to St. Paul’s Church, % Joan Rohe, 1226 Taylor Hill Road, Dushore, PA 18614                     Funeral arrangements are under the arrangement of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA.             To send condolences or sign the e-guestbook, please go to     To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Shirley Jane Warburton, please visit our flower store.


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