Shirley Nixon

Shirley Nixon, 79, Duncansville, died Sunday at home.

She was born in Tyrone, daughter of the late Leo and Mina (Ellenberger) Herlt.

Surviving are five children: Jeannie Swan (Jon) and William D. (Robin Lenning), both of Ashville, Peggy Downey (Bill) of St. Amant, La., Frank (Cathy Snowberger) of Duncansville and Robert (Laura Shoeman) of Altoona; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters: Joanna Fish of Mantua, N.J., and Janet Grannas (Jim) of Bellwood; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William J., on Aug. 22, 1998; a son, Albert J.; five brothers; and a sister.

Shirley enjoyed sewing, camping, water skiing and the outdoors.

Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 9, 2014, at Gibbons Funeral Home, Ashville. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 10, 2014, at St. Thomas Cemetery, Ashville.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Grane Hospice, 106 Zee Plaza, North Juniata Street, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648, in Shirley’s memory.