Rosene Marion Shire, 98, formerly of South Williamsport, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, at Rose View Manor where she had been a guest the past 17 years.
She was born in Williamsport on July 18, 1914, a daughter of Harry and Mabel Setley Baier. She was a Williamsport High School graduate and was married to Lester J. Shire who passed away March 15, 1990. Early in her life she was a clerk for C.A. Reed. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, South Williamsport, a member of the church choir, organist and pianist. She was also a member of The Order of Eastern Star, The White Shrine and The Order of Amaranth.
Her survivors include son, David E. Shire of Niagara Falls, N.Y.; one grandson, Jeremy K. Shire of Ruther Glen, Va.; four great-grandchildren, Shyloh Rosene, Gabriel Dustin, Scout Kristoffer and Larken Courtney. She is further survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins, and was predeceased by a son, Steven.
Rosene's Life Celebration will begin with a visitation on Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Maneval Funeral Home, "A Life Celebration," 500 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, Pa. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at 11 a.m. in Wildwood Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Knights Templar Eye Foundation, 1033 Long Prairie Road, Suite 5, Flower Mound, TX 75022-4230. To leave your fondest memory of Rosene, please visit www.lifecelebration.com.