Born July 17, 1928, Barbara Jane was a daughter of the late Floyd Donald and Muriel Belle (Morgan) Thomas. On Apr. 23, 1949, she married Alvin “Lefty” Shanley in St. Aloysius Catholic
Church in Ralston. Lefty and Barb owned and operated Shanley’s General Store in Ogdensburg for several years. She also worked as a home health aide for Bradford County Home Health, for a time, and later worked at Milky Way Farms Restaurant near Troy.
Barbara was a member of Canton’s St. Michael’s Catholic Church and their Alter and Rosary Society, Bradford County Daughters of the American Revolution, Canton’s Garden Club and the Canton Red Hatters. She enjoyed many interests including cooking, entertaining and flower arranging. Barbara and Lefty loved to travel and especially enjoyed their trip to Ireland.
granddaughter Cara May of Troy, great grandson Isaiah May of Troy, special nieces Barbara Waldeisen of State College and Susan Girdon of Williamsport and two step grandsons and four step great-grandsons.
She was predeceased by her sister Nadine Homisak, son-in-law Robert Ives, nephew William Homisak, brother-in law and sisters-in-law, Lawrence and Wanda Shanley and Frances Shanley.
There are no calling hours. Father Joseph Kutch will officiate a Memorial Mass at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at St. Michael The Archangel Catholic Church, located at Union and Washington Streets in Canton. Burial will be private in St. Michael’s Cemetery. Those who wish may consider a memorial in Barbara’s name to St. Michael’s Alter & Rosary Society, 106 N. Washington St. Canton, PA 17724.
Pepper Funeral Home & Cremation Facility in Canton is assisting her family with arrangements. Share condolences at www.pepperfuneralhomes.com