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Shirlee Gayle (Amenda) Nelson

July 23, 1935 ~ January 13, 2024 (age 88) 88 Years Old
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Shirlee Nelson Obituary

Shirlee Gayle (Amenda) Nelson, 88, of Pine Grove formerly of Moon Township, passed away peacefully at Providence Place Senior Living of Pine Grove on Saturday, January 13, 2024. Shirlee was born in Belmont, WI on July 23, 1935, one of three to the late John and Irmgarde (Adickes) Amenda. Shirlee was preceded in death by her husband Edwin “Ed” L. Nelson who passed on November 21, 2015. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by brother Jack Amenda, her son-in-law Oscar Delph and her brother-in-law Gerald Frontz.  As longtime residents of Moon Township, Shirlee and Ed lived in Moon Township, reared their children in Moon Township, attended their school functions and were both active in the Moon Township Community and the planning of Moon Township. They cared deeply for their community. Shirlee and Ed were ingrained heavily in politics, were staunch Republicans and were part of the Moon Township Republican Party where they both had held offices. Shirlee served for a long time on the Jury of Commissioners Office in Allegheny County. As Charter Members of St. Andrew Lutheran Church, they remained long-term members and supporters of their church. Beloved mother of Debra (Randy) Miller, Richard (Bridget) Nelson, Vickie (Ronald) Malay, David (Lynn) Nelson, Sonja (David) Harman, Kristin Delph, Lars (Anne) Nelson and Kurt Nelson; cherished sister of Mary June Frontz; also, proud grandmother of twelve and great grandmother to five; also, nieces and nephews. Visitation Friday (January 19) from 2-8 PM at Copeland’s Moon Township, 981 Brodhead Rd. where service will be held on Saturday (January 20) at 1 PM, led by Pastor Wayne Jackson of Genesis Church Hopewell. Burial will follow at Allegheny County Memorial Park. The family of Shirlee would like to send a special thank you to Providence Place and Compassus Hospice for their excellent care of Mom. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in her name to Compassus Hospice, 500 Hawk Ridge Dr., Suite 4, Hamburg, PA 19526.

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January 19, 2024

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
R.d. Copeland Inc.
981 Brodhead Rd.
Moon Township, PA 15108

Funeral Service
January 20, 2024

1:00 PM
R.d. Copeland Inc.
981 Brodhead Rd.
Moon Township, PA 15108

January 20, 2024

2:00 PM
Allegheny County Memorial Park
Duncan Avenue
Allison Park, PA 15101


Compassus Hospice
500 Hawk Ridge Dr., Suite 4, Hamburg PA 19526


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