Shirley C. Wanish June 10, 1934 - July 25, 2021

Shirley C. (Roth) Wanish, 87, of Allentown, passed away peacefully on July 25, 2021, surrounded by her loving family.  Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Elwood and Claire (Stoudt) Roth.  Shirley was a lifelong member of Emmanuel U.C.C.  She was a graduate of Allentown High School, Class of 1952.  Shirley worked for the City of Allentown as an Executive Secretary for 25 years until retirement.  Shirley’s most beloved job was as a Nana.  Nana loved spending time with her family, vacations to the beach or an occasional trip to the casino, playing in her card club, attending church, and singing on the choir.  All that knew and loved her will miss her smile, laughter and love.  Survivors: Daughters; Patrice S. Wight and Grace E. Leayman (Joseph V.); grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her longtime partner, William G. Garris; her son-in-law, Andrew S. Wight; and her brother, Frederick E. Roth.  Services: Friday, July 30, 2021, Stephens Funeral Home, Inc., 274 N. Krocks Rd., Allentown.  Call Friday, from 8:30 A.M. to 10 A.M., 10 A.M. service follows.  Private interment.  Contributions: In lieu of flowers, to church, 1547 W. Chew St., Allentown, PA 18102.


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