Shirley M. McCool

July 10, 1935 – July 29, 2021


Shirley M. McCool, 86, formerly of Altoona, entered into rest Thursday at Nottingham Village, Northumberland. She was born in the Greenwood section of Altoona, a daughter of the late William Meehan and Verna (Weakland) Meehan Eyler.

On Jan. 23, 1954, she married Robert H. McCool, who preceded her in death Feb. 23, 2001.

Shirley was a 1953 graduate of Altoona High School. She was employed as a bookkeeper at J.E. Harshbarger Dairy, Altoona, and a staff assistant in the former Health and Physical Education Department at Penn State University. She also assisted her husband in their business, Culligan Water Conditioning/Bottled Water, State College.

Shirley was a member of Mount Nittany United Methodist Church, State College, and the State College Area Woman’s Club.

Surviving are her children: Jean Lepley (Kenneth) of Lewisburg, Robert A. McCool of State College, Patricia Kleban (George) of Port Matilda and Michelle Fisher of Carlisle; seven grandchildren: Alison Bennett (Noah Segan), Erin Brown (Stephen), Shannon Eggert (Jon), Jillian Kleban, Patrick Kleban, Erika Fisher and Michael Fisher; and three great-grandchildren: June Segan, Theodore Brown and Arthur Segan.

Shirley lived at Nottingham Village in Northumberland since May 2019, residing at Heather Court Memory Care and the Rehabilitation/Skilled Nursing Unit. The family wishes to thank the kind staff who cared for our mother and grandmother in such a loving professional manner, even when faced with the challenges presented by the pandemic, especially the team at Heather Court.

At Shirley’s request, there will be no service. Funeral arrangements are by Roupp Funeral Home Inc., 8594 Old Turnpike Road, Mifflinburg.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Shirley M. McCool to Centre County PAWS, 1401 Trout Road, State College, PA 16801.

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