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"Shirl", of Grove City, passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning, Oct. 4, 2017 in Grove Manor, Grove City from complications of Parkinson's Disease. She was 82. Shirl was born on October 20, 1934 in Mundy's Corner, Cambria Co., PA to D. Roland and Blanche (Mellott) White. She married Oliver Isaac Oill ("Ollie") on Dec. 3, 1955; he survives Shirl at home. She attended Ebensburg-Cambria High School. Shirl was employed for 20 years by the Grove City Area School District, where she served as Food Service Director for several years before her retirement in 1997. After retiring, she and Ollie enjoyed collecting beanie babies and going to auctions. She was a longtime member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Grove City where she was active with the women of the church. Throughout her life, Shirl treasured times spent with family and friends and was known for being a wonderful hostess and storyteller. The motto "Live, Laugh, Love" describes perfectly how she approached life. Even as Shirl battled problems with her health the past several months, her keen sense of humor remained alive and well. In addition to her husband, Ollie, she is survived by 2 children, Karen Oill Moury, Harrisburg and Don Oill, Grove City, 2 grandsons, Clinton Moury and wife Jary, Harrisburg and Sean Moury, Dongguan, China, 2 brothers, Edward White and wife Dorothy, Johnstown, William White and wife Connie, Linden, MI and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Her parents, 5 sisters (Ruth Vermillion, Ohla Rodkey, Beverly Haupt, Jane Shaffer and Eleanor White) and 2 brothers (Wallace White and Roland White) preceded Shirl in death. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages memorial contributions to the Pennsylvania Association for the Blind, 555 Gettysburg Pike, Suite A300, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 or the Parkinson's Foundation of Western PA, 575 Lincoln Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15202. Funeral Service: Cunningham Funeral Home, Inc., 306 Bessemer Ave., Grove City on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 at 11 AM. Visitation Hours: Cunningham Funeral Home, Inc., Grove City on Saturday from 9:30 till the time of service at 11 AM. Burial: Union Home Cemetery, Grove City.
Published on October 23, 2017
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