Shirley Tem­ple­ton

News-Herald (Perkasie, PA) - - OBITUARIES -

Shirley Joann Tem­ple­ton passed away peace­fully at age 78 on Jan. 18, 2013.

Shirley was born to Roberta (nee Daly) and John Bergey and was a beloved wife, mother, grand­mother, sis­ter and terRL­fiF DQG ORyDO friend. She was a strong woman of faith and her kind­ness and sweet­ness al­ways brought out the best in those close to her.

She is sur­vived by her lov­ing hus­band of 56 years, Leroy N.; daugh­ter Lau­rie Jaye Tem­ple­ton; son Michael Lee Tem­ple­ton; three grand­sons; sis­ters Phyl­lis Straubel, Mary Jane Gam­ble and Adele Rup­pel; and brothers John Bergey and Richard Bergey.

Shirley was born and raised in Soud­er­ton, Pa., grad­u­at­ing from Lans­dale High School, a nearby com­mu­nity. She devel­oped strong friend­ships there that lasted her a life­time, which she main­tained by mak­ing an­nual vis­its to her home­town area. Be­sides fam­ily, she en­joyed art, an­tiques, en­ter­tain­ing and walking the beach at Coron­ado and near her home in hit­tery, Maine. She also was a great pa­triot, his­tory buff and an ac­com­plished cook. Her ever present pos­i­tive at­ti­tude served her and those around her well. Shirley will be greatly missed by those who have been blessed by know­ing her.

Shirley im­mea­sur­ably en­riched our lives. We have lost her too soon.

A visi­ta­tion was held on Wed­nes­day, Jan. 23 from 7 to 8 p.m. at Messinger Mor­tu­ary, 7601 E. In­dian School Road, Scotts­dale, Ariz. A me­mo­rial ser­vice will be held in Penn­syl­va­nia at a later time.

,Q OLHU RI flRZHRV, GRQD­tions may be made to the Ari­zona Hu­mane So­ci­ety (azhu­mane.org) at 602-9977586 or los­tourhome.org (480-688-7899).

Pa­tri­cia Niles, 73, for­merly a long­time res­i­dent of Sellersville, passed away on Sun­day, Jan. 20, 2013, in LifeQuest Nurs­ing Cen­ter, Mil­ford Town­ship. She was the wife of the late Hugh S. Niles, who died in 2009.

Born in Pottsville, she was the daugh­ter of the late sic­tor and May (Hen­dricks) Doyle. Pat was a grad­u­ate of Min­ersville High School. A homemaker most of her life, Mrs. Niles had also been em­ployed in the Med­i­cal Records De­part­ment at Grand siew Hospi­tal, West Rock­hill Town­ship, for many years,

Miriam Swart­ley, 97, of Goshen, Ind., died Jan. 16, 2013.

She was born Dec. 5, 1915, in Main­land, Pa., to Allen M. and Mat­tie hulp Lan­dis.

On Oct. 23, 1943, she mar­ried G. Mer­rill Swart­ley. He

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