In memory of
Shirley A. Brown
CERES - Shirley A. Brown, 85, of 236 Main St., passed away Monday (Feb. 13, 2017) at Olean General Hospital following a brief illness. Shirley was born March 27, 1931, in Bolivar, and she was a daughter of Donald P. and Tennie Smith Curtin. Shirley married Luther G. Brown on July 2, 1950, in Portville. Mr. Brown preceded her in death Oct. 31, 2007. She was a graduate of Otto-Eldred (Pa.) High School, class of 1949. She was a former proofreader for the Olean Times Herald and later was postmaster at the Ceres Post Office for 22 years, retiring in 1995. Shirley loved her family and her home. Surviving are four sons, Steven (Judy) Brown of Marcellus, David (Pamella) Brown of Murrells Inlet, S.C., Alan (Dawn) Brown of Virginia Beach, Va., and Walter (Sue) Brown of Ceres; eight grandchildren; and several great grandchildren. She was predeceased by a granddaughter, Tammy L. Brown, in 1998; and three brothers, Donald D. Curtin, Stanton N. Curtin and Larry M. Curtin. Friends may call from noon to 1 p.m. Friday (Feb. 17, 2017) at Schaffner Funeral Home Inc., Bolivar. Funeral services will follow visitation at 1 p.m. The Rev. Richard Hurd, pastor of Bolivar United Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Bolivar. Memorials can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or to the Bolivar Fire Department Ambulance Fund, 460 Main St., Bolivar NY 14715.
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