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Shirley Mae Craley

Obituary for Shirley Mae Craley

June 27, 1936 - July 10, 2018
| Age 82


Shirley Mae Craley passed peacefully on Tuesday July 10th, 2018 at the age of 82 to go be with the Lord. Born June 27th, 1936 in West Point, PA., she spent much of her youth in Royersford and Spring City, PA., before graduating with a nursing degree from the Chester County Hospital School of Nursing. She enjoyed working as an R.N. in obstetrics at Chester County hospital, as well as long careers at Burrough's Corp. and SmithKline among others. She greatly enjoyed attending the Chester County Hospital School of Nursing alumni reunions. In her later years as a resident of Maple Shade, NJ, she also enjoyed attending the First Presbyterian Church of Moorestown, NJ. She was a quiet, gentle, strong-willed, compassionate and fair person, who spent much of her retirement assisting others. She is preceded in death by her parents Leonard and Ada Mae (nee Krause) Wardle, her younger brother Richard, and her former husband Austin W. Craley Jr. She is survived by her son Austin W. Craley, lll (Gail) of Mount Laurel, NJ, her brother Leonard Wardle of Smyrna, DE and sisters Karen Stoudt of Rochester, NH and Bonnie Tooley (Jim) of Pottstown, PA, as well as 3 grandchildren (Ryan, Dan and Amy) and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great-nephews.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to SmileTrain (, or the charity of your choice. Funeral services will be held at The Church of the Good Samaritan, 212 W. Lancaster Avenue, Paoli, PA. 19301 on Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 at 12:00 noon, followed immediately afterwards by a graveside service.

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