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Shirley Lazear

November 2, 1935 September 22, 2014
Shirley Lazear
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Obituary for Shirley Lazear

Shirley Ann Lazear, 78, of Wind Ridge, Pa. died at 7:43 p.m. Monday, September 22, 2014 in her home after being in failing health for the past several years. She was born November 2, 1935 in Waynesburg, Pa. a daughter of the late Gerald and Genevieve Clair (Babe) Grim Headley. Mrs. Lazear had resided in Akron, Ohio, Cameron, and Rock Lick, W.Va. prior to returning to Greene County and Wind Ridge. She was a member of the Wind Ridge Christian Church where she formerly served on the church board and was a volunteer for Vacation Bible School. Mrs. Lazear was a member of the former Aleppo Grange at Ryerson Station, and a former member of the Richhill Twp. V.F.D. Auxiliary. She attended the former Richhill Twp. High School at Wind Ridge, and was a graduate of the Gerber Beauty School in Akron, Ohio. She was formerly employed as a beautician for Janet Mozina Beauty Shop at Graysville, a waitress and bartender in Cameron,W.Va., the former Chicken House and Iron Griddle Restaurants in Waynesburg, and retired from Bob Evans Restaurant in Washington. Following retirement she was employed briefly by the Creekside Restaurant in Graysville and was a caregiver for the late Sam Allison in Rock Lick, W.Va. Mrs. Lazear enjoyed genealogy, and was a member of the Cornerstone Genealogical Society, and was instrumental in researching and restoring abandoned Greene County cemeteries. On June 30, 1951 she married Jesse Lazear, Jr. who died May 25, 1974. Surviving are two sons, Thomas Lazear of Athens, Ohio and James Lazear of Wind Ridge; three daughters, Patti, wife James Wilson of Graysville, Christy, wife of Ed Hartman of Fallston, N. Carolina and Cindy, wife of Jerry Jones of Holbrook (Delphene); a sister, Linda Conkey of New Philadelphia, Ohio; fifteen grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Deceased in addition to her parents and husband are a grandson, Jesse Aaron Lazear; two brothers, Alan Gene and Robert Richard Headley who both died in early childhood. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to either Amedysis Hospice, 2183 McClellandtown Rd., Masontown, Pa. 15461 or St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN. 38101-9908. Family and friends may view the obituary and send condolences at


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