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Shirley BELL

March 24, 1958 — June 30, 2023

Westfield, PA

Shirley J. BELL, 65, of Westfield, PA, died Friday, June 30, 2023 in her home.  


Born March 24, 1958, in Blossburg, she was the daughter of Benjamin and Effie Ruby Weeks Swan.  She was married to Pamela M. Welch, who survives.  A member of Galeton Area High School class of 1976, she was employed by Truck-Lite in Wellsboro, Guthrie in Wellsboro, and NexTier in Mansfield.  Shirley enjoyed woodworking, camping, and making bonfires.  She was known for her funny shenanigans.  


Surviving besides her wife, Pam, are:  two daughters, Kelly (Gene) Moody of Plumas Lake, CA and Betty Dent of Westfield;  two step-sons, Zach (Kelly) Robinson and Zane Robinson, both of Pittsburgh;  eight grandchildren;  five great-grandchildren;  two brothers, Delbert (Peg) Swan of Elkland and Alvin (Denise) Swan of Westfield;  two sisters, Frances (Al) Salvage of Auburn, NY and Beatrice Quiggle of Warren;  and many nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by two brothers, Elwood Weeks and Benjamin Weeks;  and three sisters, infant Dorothy Swan, Clara Swan, and Ellen Emily Tillinghast.  


Friends may call at Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA on Monday, July 3, 2023 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM, with a remembrance time following at 4:00 PM.  


Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.  


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