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Shirley Jean (Walker) Carson

January 14, 1938 ~ February 5, 2024 (age 86) 86 Years Old

Shirley Carson Obituary

Shirley J. Carson, 86, of Kittanning passed away on Monday February 5, 2023.  She was a daughter to the late Eugene and Bertha Walker.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Derwood Carson, Sr., her son Derwood Carson, Jr., siblings Margaret, Robert, Dale and Robert. Shirley enjoyed road trips heading anywhere North, camping, and especially enjoying her time with her grandchildren.  Her favorite TV shows that you could always find her watching were Law & Order, The Price is Right, Let’s Make a Deal, and PTL.  Shirley is survived by her daughters Yvonne Kersten of Saxonburg and Michele Carson of Natrona Heights; her grandchildren Savannah Carson and Meaghan (Mark) Fichter; great grandchildren of Rowan, Willow and Elowynn Fichter; her sister Dorothy Griffith and brother Wayne Walker.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Frank F. Gigler Funeral Home, Inc. Lower Burrell (724) 335-6500.

IN LOVING MEMORY OF MY MOM who passed away I wrote the poem in honor of her                "MAMA SMILED"

You amazed me

How you would get up & go;

When you became ill;

Life became slow.

Things you could do;

Took a while;

Whatever was happening;


Prayed you would get stronger;

Do what you wanted to do;

Asked for an inch;

Now felt like a mile;


Seeing in your eyes;

You were DONE;

Were you longing to be;

With your son (Woody).


There were trials;



Will miss you 

Love you 

I know you are at peace

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