Shirley Graham

Shirley Graham

Tuesday, September 11th, 1928 Wednesday, July 1st, 2020

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Obituary for Shirley Dolores Graham

Shirley D. Graham, 91, of Meadville, passed away, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at the Marquette Hospice House. She was born in Meadville, on September 11, 1928, a daughter of the late Stanley and Gladys Haney. She married her soulmate, Paul Graham on August 2, 1947. Paul preceded her in death on June 28, 2018.

Shirley worked from a very young age, starting with baby sitting. She then worked at Talon, Inc., for a short time, when WWII was on. She then took a job with Murphy's 5 & 10 store on Chestnut Street. After that she proceeded to Cargo Cleaners and then the Little Home Bakery. Her next job was at the First National Bank where she met Paul and continued to work there for five years. From there, Shirley took a job with East End School as a Secretary for another five years. Her final job was at the Y.W.C.A. teaching yoga for five years also. Shirley was a member of Saint Brigid's Roman Catholic Church.

Survivors include her daughter, Pamela A. Jenkins and her husband Dr. James Jenkins of Jacksonville, FL; her son, Scott Graham and his wife Debra of Meadville; two grandchildren, Jennifer Graham and Adam Jenkins; eight great grandchildren; a sister, Donna G. Hawk of Silver Spring, MD; and her brother, Harold Haney of Meadville.

In addition to her parents and beloved husband, Shirley was preceded in death by her grandson, Trevis Graham and her brothers Richard and William Haney.

Graveside services will be on Friday, July 3, 2020, at 10:00 am with Father Jeffrey Lucas, officiating. For those uncomfortable or unable to attend, the service will be available via livestream on Shirley's Book of Memories at by clicking the webcast link at the bottom of the page.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

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Arrangements have been placed in the care of Ryan M. Warren Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 544 Chestnut Street, Meadville, PA 16335.

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  • Graveside Service

    Friday, July 3rd, 2020 | 10:00am
    Saint Brigid Cemetery
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    Friday, July 3rd, 2020


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Kevin Hawk

Rest In Peace my beloved Aunt. You were such a kind warm-hearted person. God gave my mother the best sister. Forever love in my heart Aunt Shirley. My condolences Scott & Pam.
Comment | Posted at 06:48pm via Condolence

Stan Haney

Scott and Pam -- I am so sorry to hear the news about my dear Aunt Shirley. She was so much company for my Dad for the past thirty or forty years. We will all miss her so much. I am thinking of you. Stan
Comment | Posted at 08:49am via Condolence

Susan Simonetta

Pam, Jim, Scott, & Debbie, So sorry to hear about Shirley’s passing. I’m so glad I was able to visit with her and Pam awhile ago. I really enjoyed that visit. We will keep you & your family in our prayers. With deepest sympathy, Susan & Pete Simonetta
Comment | Posted at 08:36am via Condolence

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