Shirley McCloskey

Shirley Mae McCloskey (Haagen)

Saturday, February 2nd, 1924 - Sunday, March 3rd, 2019
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Shirley McCloskey, 95, of Yarnell, died peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, March 3, 2019. Shirley was born on February 2, 1924 a daughter of the late Harry S. and Frances C. Haagen of Yarnell. She was the youngest daughter and the last surviving of her twelve siblings: Winifred Kozicky, Relda Breon, Jeannette Robinson, Jean Abbott, Wilma and Doris both passed in childhood; Jerome, Richard, Neil, James (Joe) and Vance Haagen. Shirley was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Larry (Ed) McCloskey, whom she married on June 28, 1942. They had a loving union of over 67 years before his passing on July 31, 2007. Shirley is survived by her three children: Larry J. of Yarnell, Carl (Judy) of Yarnell and Carol (Warren) Wolfe of Wasilla, Alaska. Also surviving are her seven grandchildren: Larry Jr., Edward, Jonathan and David of Yarnell, James of Bellefonte, Christopher of Colorado and Jessica of Wales; one great-grandson and numerous nieces and nephews. Shirley enjoyed spending time with her family and gardening. Family and friends will be received at The Dean K. Wetzler Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Inc., 201 Spring St., Milesburg, on Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 1P.M. - 3 P.M. with the funeral service to follow at 3 P.M. Burial will be in the Advent Cemetery, Boggs Twp., Centre Co. Memorial contributions may to Yarnell United Methodist Church, 1216 Runville Road, Bellefonte, PA 16823 in Memory of Shirley McCloskey. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of The Dean K. Wetzler Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Inc. 201 Spring St., Milesburg. Online condolences may be made at
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, March 9th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Saturday, March 9th, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Dean K. Wetzler Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Inc.
    201 Spring Street
    MILESBURG, PA 16853
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, March 9th, 2019 | 3:00pm
    Saturday, March 9th, 2019 3:00pm
    Dean K. Wetzler Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Inc.
    201 Spring Street
    MILESBURG, PA 16853
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Herbert Emel
  • Interment

    Advent Cemetery
    BELLEFONTE, PA 16823
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Private Condolence

jennifer day

Posted at 10:37am
I know Shirley as Mrs.McCloskey . I use to live two place up from her. she was a nice woman. we help them one time chase their cows that got out. Im sorry for your lose. she is not hurting anymore. keep her in your heart and mind . she will be missed.

Launa Kowalcyk

Posted at 05:30pm
I guess many called her "Shirley".... but I knew her as "Grandmother". She was a legend to those of us who worked with her grandsons, Ed and Jon. Over the years, I got to meet Grandmother and share a special fondness for her that was revered in the stories that were told. Family meals with great food and wonderful fellowship. Late winter and spring were for planting in the greenhouse. Spring and summer were for tending the garden. August was for Grange Fair. Fall was for harvesting and preserving the bounties of the garden. December was for making caramels to share with family and friends. Anytime of the year was a good time for an auction with Eddie. Sounds like a simple routine but it is how I think of Grandmother's year. I was so blessed to share and afternoon in December 2018 with her, Ed and Jon. It was a great time of fellowship, laughter, and friendship. I am thankful for the impact she has made on my life. Launa Kowalcyk

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