Shirley Jane Millin

Sept. 29, 1929 - Nov. 16, 2017


Shirley Jane Millin, 88, Duncansville, formerly of Altoona, passed away Thursday at her residence.

She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Leonard Joseph and Goldie Bridget (McNulty) Farabaugh. On Aug. 10, 1950, she married John Russell Millin at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Altoona, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 17, 2011.

Surviving are a son, Richard and wife, Karen, of Front Royal, Va.; two daughters: Linda Snyder and husband, Mark, of Altoona, and Mary Ann Ferry and husband, Russell, of Williamsburg; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two sisters: Clare Riggle in New Jersey, and Nancy Koehle and husband, Charles, of Hollidaysburg.

She was preceded in death by a son, Ronald; a grandson, Ethan Millin; a brother, Earl Farabaugh; and two sisters: Helen Casey and Edith Yeagle.

Shirley was a 1948 graduate of Altoona High School, and in 1991, she retired as a customer service and sales representative for Butterick, Altoona, after 24 years of service. She was also previously employed at Sylvania and William F. Gable Co., Altoona.

She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Altoona. She enjoyed playing cards, and she was a member of Horseshoe Seniors and The Golden Nuggets.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, at Jones Funeral Home, Altoona, where a vigil for the deceased will be held during the visitation. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at

10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Altoona, Monsignor Michael Becker celebrant. Committal rites will be at Calvary Cemetery, Altoona.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Grane Hospice 106 Zee Plaza, North Juniata Street, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648.