SUNBURY -- Shirley J. Briner, 75, of 345 Race St., passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, at her home.

She was born May 5, 1935, in Sunbury, the daughter of the late Dr. Bruce and Helen Shipman. On April 22, 1978, she married Charles E. Briner, who survives.

Shirley was employed by Champ Hats, Sunbury, for more than 30 years before retiring.

She enjoyed puzzle books and watching soap operas at Kane's.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three daughters and two sons-in-law, Dixie L. and Mike Snyder, Jayne L. Eichner and Cheryl L. and Keith Williams, all of Sunbury; one son, John L. Persing; and three grandchildren, Tara Welliver, Eric Snyder and Lewis F. Bennett Jr.

She was preceded in death by John E. Persing, the father of her four children; one grandson, Travis B. Bennett, in May 2002; and one brother, Stanley Shipman.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are by the David T. Zweier Funeral Home, Sunbury.

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