Shirley A. Braman

November 12, 1934March 19, 2019

Shirley A. Braman, age 84, of Penn Yan, NY passed away peacefully on Tuesday March 19, 2019.

Shirley was born November 12, 1934 in Penn Yan, NY to Derward and Hattie (Conley) Lamphier. She was a lifelong resident of Penn Yan, NY and loved to vacation in Myrtle Beach and Florida to sit on the beach and watch the waves. Shirley was a waitress at the Dresden Hotel for twenty years and was an Auxiliary member of the Penn Yan Moose and American Legion. Her hobbies included playing cards with her many friends and being a part of numerous luncheon groups. Shirley was well known for her baking skills, especially cookies, that she loved to share. Her most important role in life was being a Mother to her five children, nine grandchildren (Chickadees) and sixteen great grandchildren.

Shirley is survived by her children, Kathy Hinkal, Carl Jorgensen, Dan (Lauri) Jorgensen, Barbara (Dan) Mullins,and Kyle (Doris) Jorgensen; grandchildren, Kim (Francis) Kayiwa, Kelly Lynn Balthaser, Joel (Lindsay Youngs) Balthaser, Michael (Heather) Jorgensen, Leah (Carl) Flora, Timothy Daniel (Sarah) Mullins, Michael (Jessica) Mullins, Kristen (Scott) Plyter and Melissa (Brian) Anderson; sixteen great grandchildren; sister, Lillian Marlowe; sister-in-law, Lore Lamphier; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many good friends.

In addition to her parents, Shirley was predeceased by her husband, Lewis Braman; brother, Roger Lamphier; and son-in-law, Mark Hinkal.

Friends and family may call on Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM at Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, 201 East Elm Street, Penn Yan, NY. A memorial service will follow at the funeral home at 12:30 PM. Her interment will follow at St. Michael's Cemetery in Penn Yan. A Celebration of Shirley's Life will continue at the Penn Yan Moose Lodge in Penn Yan, NY. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Shirley's memory may be made to Keuka Comfort Care Home, PO Box 107, Penn Yan, NY 14527 or a charity of your choice.

The family wishes to express their extreme gratitude to the Homestead staff of Unit 3 for the excellent care that was given to her and the support they gave the family. Also a thank you to all the family and friends that were by her side on her final days and offered support and comfort to Shirley and her family.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Braman family.


  • Keuka Comfort Care Home


  • Visitation Saturday, March 30, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, March 30, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Gathering Saturday, March 30, 2019

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Mollie Stine Ross

April 12, 2019

Grew up with this family. Shirley was always involved in school and kids. She raised a great family. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Jeff and Carla (Gray) Fingar

March 27, 2019

To the Jorgensen children,

Our sincerest condolences on the passing of your Mother. She and
my Mother (Gail) had become close in recent years, so our paths would cross occasionally. Shirley made a damn good snickerdoodle! Our hearts go out to you and your families at this difficult time.


Jeff and Carla (Gray) Fingar
Endicott, NY

Mark Richardson

March 27, 2019

Dan, Barb , Kyle and family so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing . She was a great lady . I use to chat with her every Wednesday night , years ago as I was doing laundry at the Laundry Mat . I know she will be missed by all that knew and loved her .