Celebrating the life of Shirley Ann Tyger-Helsel
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Tyger-Helsel, Shirley Ann, 85, of Portage, formerly of Indiana, PA, passed away on April 17, 2023, in Johnstown.
She was born on June 8, 1937, in Portage. Shirley was the daughter of Albert and Agnes (Helsel) Stombaugh. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Donald Tyger and Zane Helsel; her grandson Timothy Nott; her son-in-law Ron Skulley; and her siblings, Albert Jr., Charles, Raymond, Harold, Merle and Melvin Stombaugh, Velma Hutzell, Lois Brewer and Margaret Harper.
Shirley is survived by her loving daughters, Debbie Skulley of Tennessee, Carol Milner (Charles Kasper) of Tennessee, Linda (Rodney) Greczek of Homer City, Susan (Byron) Phillips of South Carolina and Barbara (Brian) Nott of the state of Indiana. She is also survived by eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Marlene (Jack) Cavender of Georgia and Janet (Bob) Dorsch of Lilly; brothers-in-law, Frank Brewer of State College and Jim Harper of Georgia; and numerous nieces and nephews, including Sharon Myers of South Fork and Joyce McCabe of Portage, whom she loved dearly.
She was a member of Martindale Christian Missionary Alliance Church. She enjoyed puzzles, crocheting, winters in Florida and, in her younger days, camping.
Family will receive friends Friday from 10 a.m. until the funeral service at noon at Martindale CMA in Portage; Pastor Timothy Dietrich, officiant. Committal will be private to the immediate family.
Shirley wished to offer a special thank-you to the staff at Richland Woods assisted living community for their excellent care. She requested that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Martindale Christian Missionary Alliance Church, 179 Alliance Avenue, Portage, PA 15946.
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