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3000 Wilmington Road
New Castle, PA | 16105
724-658-4711
941 S. Mill St.
New Castle, PA | 16101
724.658.4711

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Obituary for Shirley Kirkwood

Shirley Kirkwood
Shirley A. (Nelson) Kirkwood, 78, of New Castle, passed away the evening of June 3, 2017 at her residence. Born on September 25, 1938 in Wellsburg, WV, she was the daughter of the late Mendel and Edna Mahan Nelson. She is survived by her beloved and devoted husband, Carl (Tuff) Kirkwood Sr.

Shirley was a member of The Independent Methodist Church. She enjoyed canning and making jelly, and she was an avid nature lover.

In addition to her husband, Shirley is survived by her children, Sally (Larry) Wirick, Kathy (William) McDonald, Carl Kirkwood Jr., Edward McDonough, Jeff Kirkwood, Shirley Ann Storm (Brad) Pettry, Renee (Brian) Hall, and Sean (Jessica) McDonough; brother, James (Marilyn) Nelson; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and her dog, Ayla. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward McDonough Sr., son, Sgt. James McDonough, seven sisters, five brothers, and two grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Thursday from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at Ed and Don DeCarbo Funeral Home and Crematory 941 S Mill St. A prayer service will be conducted Thursday at 7:00pm at the funeral home, officiated by Reverend Frederick Gilbert.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to The Independent Methodist Church, P.O. Box 7805, New Castle, PA 16107.
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