The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

June 13, 2013

Shirley K. Klose, 72, Sunbury

The Daily Item

— SUNBURY — Shirley K. Klose, 72, of Sunbury, passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, in the SUN Home Hospice Care Center, Sunbury.

She was born Sept. 25, 1940, in Sunbury, the daughter of the late Alvin C. Sr., and Helen May (Hunter) Buckles. She was married to Bobby E. Klose, who preceded her in death in October 1981.

Shirley worked as a waitress in many places around the area, most notable the old Rea & Derick, Gary’s Farm House and the Dutch Kitchen.

She loved her family and going to their homes to share meals and watch football games. She was a Steelers fan.

She is survived by her children, one son and daughter-in-law, Chris D. and Brenda Buckles, and two daughters, Rhonda M. Snyder and Julia A. Tressler, all of Sunbury; grandchildren, Christopher S. Buckles, Cory L. Buckles, Kenneth B. Klose, Jonathan Pennycoff, Ralph Thompson, Samantha K. Heimbach and her husband Jason, Jo A. Tressler, Jessica Pennycoff and Carlos Ramos; great-grandchildren, Callie, Izabel, Kortney, and Gabrial Heimbach, and Kaitlyn and Alexandra Pennycoff; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Fred C. and Gloria Hunter and Alvin C. Berie; one sister-in-law, Jean Snyder; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, Kenneth A. “Hurk” Klose, in May 1994.

Shirley requested that she be cremated. Her family members will have a private service at their convenience.

Interment will be in Northumberland Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Shirley’s memory may be made to SUN Hospice Center or the Disabled American Veterans.

Arrangements are by the David T. Zweier Funeral Home Inc., 157 Chestnut St., Sunbury. For condolences and more, visit