Shirley M. Feaster

10/15/1930 - 01/28/2024


Obituary For Shirley M. Feaster

Shirley M. Feaster, 93, of Riverside PA, passed away peacefully into the arms of her loving Lord and Savior on Sunday January 28, 2024, at her home where she had resided for 64 years. She was born October 15, 1930, in Danville, PA; the daughter of the late Grant and Irene M. Shepperson Garman.

She graduated from Danville High School.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Francis H. Feaster. They were married October 2, 1948.

Shirley was a devoted wife and homemaker throughout her life. After caring for and raising her seven children, she worked as a residential service aide at Selinsgrove Center and Danville State Hospital, from where she retired in 1990.

She was a member of PARSE (Pennsylvania Association of Retired State Employees) and thoroughly enjoyed being a part of the Danville/Tri-County After 5 Club.

Shirley loved life and had numerous interests including being an avid reader, taking road trips with her husband, crossword puzzles, ceramics, flower arranging to always give to others. She also loved collecting dolls and was a talented seamstress making clothes for her children and grandchildren throughout their lives including a tuxedo and Barbie Doll clothes. Shirley wholeheartedly supported her children in all their endeavors wherever it took her on any day. Her greatest achievement was loving her family and loving people.

She will be remembered as a beacon of light who left a sparkle wherever she went, whose selflessness and unwavering compassion enriched the lives of countless individuals. Shirley will forever be missed, but her legacy of kindness and love will endure within the hearts of all who were fortunate enough to know her.

She is survived by one son, Mark C. Feaster of Milton PA and four daughters: Glenda D’Urso Northumberland PA; Dee Embick and her husband James of Milton PA; Melissa (Feaster) Keefer of Riverside PA and Amy Feaster of Milton PA. Also surviving are eleven grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister, Vicki Pursel and her husband James of Riverside and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sons: Roger C. Feaster and Francis V. Feaster; two granddaughters; Kim Riggs and Dawn Feaster; one brother, Carl Garman and one sister, Darlis Reeder.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Shirley’s life to be held on Saturday, February 17, 2024, at 1:00 PM at Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 42 West Mahoning Street Danville PA with the Reverend Robert D. Barner officiating. Friends will be received from 11:00 – 12:45 PM. A Columbarium inurnment will be held following the service at Odd Fellows Cemetery Danville PA.

The family will provide flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis TN 38105-9959 or online at or the Danville SPCA 1467 Bloom Road Danville PA 17821.

Arrangements are under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home, Inc 42 West Mahoning Street Danville PA 17821.


17 Feb


11:00 AM - 12:45 PM

Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 42 W Mahoning St. Danville, PA 17821 Get Directions »
17 Feb

Celebration of Life

01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 42 W Mahoning St. Danville, PA 17821 Get Directions »
17 Feb

Final Resting Place

02:15 PM - 02:45 PM

Odd Fellows Cemetery Bloom Road Danville, PA 17821 Get Directions »
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  • 01/31/2024

    With deepest sympathy and prayers to the family. From the Gotschal's Dave, Richard and Nancy

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