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Shirley M. Rishel

October 10, 1931 ~ January 1, 2021 (age 89)


Shirley M. Rishel, 89, formerly of Mackey Ave. Lock Haven, passed away January 1, 2021 at the Susque View Home in Lock Haven where she had resided. She was born in Beech Creek, PA.,  Oct. 10, 1931 to the late James and Mary Anderson Havner.

Shirley was united in marriage July 7, 1951 to William R. Rishel who preceded her in death July 13, 2016. She had been a member of the Faith United Methodist Church in Castanea, and had worked at the former Bloomsburg Mills, Armstrong Inc. and had retired from Champion Parts in Beech Creek. 

Survivors include a son Gary (Ellen) Rishel of  Lock Haven, three sisters; Nancy Dickey, Trudy Masden and Ruth Herlocker. Also surviving are five grandchildren,  ten great grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter.   Shirley was preceded in death by a son, Dennis W. Rishel.

Services will be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of the Yost-Gedon Funeral Home & Cremation Services LLC, 121 W. Main St. Lock Haven, PA. Online thoughts can be made at or Yost-Gedon face book page.    


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