Shirley  Klock
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Shirley (Nye) Klock, 82, of Sunbury, on Oct. 9, 2019, at her home.
A survivor of breast cancer, Shirley had a recent bout with a very rare form of skin cancer known as Merkel Cell carcinoma, which had metastasized, leading to her death.

She was born July 14, 1937, the only child of Fred and Joyce (Prowant) Nye. On April 5, 1959, Shirley became the wife of Kenneth Klock, a recent resident of Heather Court, Nottingham Village, Northumberland.
Shirley was a 1955 graduate of Sunbury High School and a 1958 graduate of Allentown Hospital School of Nursing. She started her nursing career at Geisinger, back when the hospital was only one building. She then worked at Sunbury Community Hospital for 25 years, having left to join the staff at Mansion Nursing Home to be closer to her mother, who was a resident there. Following her employment at Mansion, Shirley retired.

Shirley is survived by her husband of 60 years, Kenneth, and two children, Lori Redell and her husband John of Wellsboro, and Jeff Klock and his wife Audrey of Sunbury. She has four grandchildren, Josh Redell and his wife Kate of California, Ashley Bowen and her husband Cody of Wellsboro, Brittany Redell of Maryland, and Nate Redell of Wellsboro, currently a student at Lycoming College. She has one great-grandchild, Savannah Rose Bowen, and two stepgreat-grandchildren, Madison and Caden Bowen.

After her family, Shirley's greatest love and joy of her life was her dogs, mostly Labrador and Golden Retrievers and finally her rescue dog from Mostly Mutts, Carly, who loyally remained by her side to the end.

Shirley loved flowers and gardening and took great pride in always having a beautiful display around her home. She also enjoyed very much decorating her home for every holiday throughout the year.

Shirley had a great love of birds and enjoyed watching and feeding her feathered friends and the occasional squirrel, as, after years of trial and error, she was never able to invent a "squirrel-proof" bird feeder. Shirley also participated in the semiannual bird count for the National Audubon Society.

Shirley was a member of Faith United Methodist Church, Sunbury, a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and a member and supporter of Mostly Mutts. Shirley felt community service was important, and she participated in many different programs, including donating her time volunteering as a nurse for the American Red Cross at their Bloodmobiles and delivering flowers for the American Cancer Society.

Shirley wanted to extend her sincere thanks to all her friends, neighbors, and church family and also to Geisinger Hospice for their wonderful care.

A viewiing will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 14, at the Jerre Wirt Blank Funeral Home, 395 State St., Sunbury, followed by the funeral at 11.
Interment will be in the Northumberland Memorial Park, Stonington.

If so desired, as an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to Faith United Methodist Church, 203 Arch St., Sunbury, or Mostly Mutts, 284 Mountain Road, Sunbury, PA 17801.

Arrangements are by the Jerre Wirt Blank Funeral Home, 395 State St., Sunbury.
Published on October 9, 2019


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4 posts

Debra Hauer
Oct 11, 2019
I worked with Shirley at Sunbury Community Hospital, she was a lovely person and a good nurse. I am saddened to hear of her passing. My condolences to her family.
james c. putnam
Oct 11, 2019
Shirley-definitely on her way to heaven and will be greatly missed by her friends and family and especially by members of the SHS class of 1955 and by neighbors-james,francis,and George Putnam.
Debbie Cole
Oct 10, 2019
Linda Hetrick
Oct 09, 2019
I will always cherish all the fond memories of our talks about the joys of our dogs and flowers. I will miss you deeply. God bless all your family at this time. They are all so special.