Massena – Funeral services for Shirley A. LaShomb, 73, will be held Monday (Oct. 21, 2013), 1:00 pm at the Knapp Station Community Church, with the Rev. Lee Sweeney Presiding. Shirley will be laid to rest beside her parents at the Holy Cross Cemetery, Hopkinton, NY. Funeral Arrangements are with the Flint Funeral Home, Moira.
Calling hours will be held at the Knapp Station Community Church Monday from 11am till the time of the funeral.
Shirley passed away Thursday (Oct. 17, 2013) at the St. Regis Nursing Home, where she had been in failing health. She had been a resident at the nursing home since January 3, 2013.
Shirley A. LaShomb was born May 4, 1940 in Potsdam, the daughter of Rutherford & Margaret LaShomb. She was educated locally in a rural School, in Potsdam. At one time she worked at Kinney drugs and later ran a private day care center. However she devoted her time as a single mom to her son and daughter.
Memories will be forever in the hearts of her children, Scott (Francine) LaShomb, and a daughter Sherrill Murray both of Massena. Also surviving her is a sister Joyce Mitchell of Massena, and her brothers Eugene (Bonnie) LaShomb of Lubbock, Texas, Richard (Janice) LaShomb of Norwood, three grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Besides her parents she is predeceased by two brothers Paul and Rudy, as well as a son-in-law Morris (Moe) Murray.
Family and friends always held a special place in the heart of Shirley. She enjoyed relaxing doing craft work, whether it be Plastic Canvas, crocheting a blanket, or making patio lights, she found much enjoyment.
Memorial Contributions in Shirley’s honor may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley
6805 US Hwy 11, Potsdam, NY 13676.