Shirley Virginia Cole

December 22, 1935February 3, 2021

Shirley Virginia Cole, 85, of Canton, passed away on Wednesday, February 3, 2021.

Shirley was born in Hopewell, PA on December 22, 1935 to the late Walter Steach and Betty (Border) Miller. She enjoyed family picnics and playing horseshoes and poker.

Shirley is survived by four children: Crystal (James) Gory, Patrick (Linda) McBride, Colleen Valencic, and Kelly (Bob) Valencic; 11 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, one sister, Margaret Squatrito, and one brother, Raymond Steach.

Along with her parents, Shirley is preceded in death by her son, Dennis McBride, and three sisters: Rose Wolanin, Doris Mortimer, and Jean Blake.

Per Shirley’s request, a cremation will take place with no public services. Karlo-Libby Funeral Home is assisting the family.


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Robert Valencic

February 8, 2021

Shirley was my mother in law but I always considered her as a mom to me(I always called in grandma). She was always there for us no matter what the situation. I always enjoyed seeing her and talking to her when you would come for visits and stay at our house. She always had a smile on her face every time I seen her and always ask me how my day went. To me she was a very caring mom and grandma. I will truly miss her,she will always be in my thoughts and my heart.

Colleen Valencic

February 8, 2021

mom what can I say I don't want this but I know you are happier now. But I miss you so much. I know I'm being selfish knowing I just want to hear your voice one more time. It's in my heart and it will always be and stay. You were always there we knew that in our hearts 💕 you were the best than and now.I love you.

Crystal Fowler

February 7, 2021

Miss Shirley now in peace. Enjoy time with those you are with up there sweetie! Always the sweetest lady wanting to share the hug and giving those smiles! Always talked about family, listening to such good country music, playing bingo, how you were with your hair and giving me good ideas with some of the meals, along with telling me how much you liked it instead of just eating your fresh fruit! RIP Shirley!!

Tessie Bayer

February 7, 2021

Shirley was my best friend since high school. We always shared our joys and sorrows. I will always miss her... my caring friend. Shirl loved her family deeply and are all so blessed to have her an d I'm sure we will all carry loving memories of her forever Love Tess Bayer

Lucas Valencic

February 6, 2021

Will really miss you grandma. I'll always remember you. Playing yahtzee when you visit, going to the mall shopping, going for walks to the park and falling in the creek, long talks in the kitchen, big hugs... So many memories I'll never forget. I am grateful though that Maddie got to meet you. She'll always remember reading books, playing games, and coloring with you. Love you forever.

Kelly Valencic

February 6, 2021

Well what can i say about my mom, my world is off center now and good portion of my heart is gone. My mom would do anything she could for anyone. She always would love to listen to my dumb dog stories but she loves them and of course of my beaitiful grandkids and the things they do. And yes connie the shopping was a experience. . Things always were better when she anssered the phone with hi hon and you knew you were loved. Im glad my grandkids got to meet her and spend time with her. Mom ill miss you and love you forever..kelly

Connie Stollings

February 5, 2021

I will miss my phone calls and long talks, she was a beautiful person, always ready with a smile and much laughter. If you ever went shopping with her plan on a days event, and you still had to hunt her down to go home. She enjoyed life to the fullest, I love her and will miss her very much and she will remain in my heart forever.❤