Shirley Anclien Mershon

  • Died: May 27, 2018
  • Location: Yardley, Pennsylvania

Swartz-Givnish Funeral Home, Inc.

323 East Washington Avenue
Newtown, PA 18940

Tel. (215) 968-3891

Tribute & Message From The Family

Shirley Anclien Mershon, of Newtown, formerly of Yardley, Pa, passed away peacefully on May 27, 2018 at the age of 91.

Shirley grew up in Trenton, NJ and graduated from Hamilton High School in 1945.

Shirley was a long time member of Morrisville Presbyterian Church, and a former member of Pearson Memorial Methodist church in Trenton, NJ. She enjoyed spending time with her family, her dogs, and always enjoyed caring for others.

Shirley was the daughter of the late Howard L., Sr. and Jane "Jennie" Patterson Layton Anclien, dear sister of the late Charles W. Anclien and Howard Leroy Anclien, Jr., loving wife of 66 years of the late William C. Mershon; loving and devoted mother of Carol Stead (Robert) of Wilmington, De., Shirley Kelly (Dennis Dettra) of Richboro, Pa, and Barbara McFadden (Thomas) of Broomall, Pa; loving grandmother of Kristen Kelly(Peter), Lauren Handlin, Ryan Kelly (Michelle), Megan King (Jon), Jennifer Kelly, Michael McFadden (Shannon), Sarah Shaffer (Tyler), Daniel McFadden (Erin), and David McFadden (Sara Jane); great-grandmother of 13, and is also survived by her dear sister-in-law Doris Mershon.

Relatives and friends are invited to Shirley's Life Celebration at Morrisville Presbyterian Church, 771 North Pennsylvania Ave., Morrisville, on Monday, June 4, 2018 from 10-11 AM, followed by her funeral service at 11 AM, interment to follow immediately at Greenwood Cemetery, Trenton, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to "The Birches of Newtown", 70 Durham Rd, Newtown, Pa 18940.

Special thanks to the staff at The Birches, Southeastern Home Healthcare, Fox Rehab, and Eleanor's Garden Hospice for their loving care and support.

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