Shirley O'Malia

Obituary of Shirley Ann O'Malia

Shirley Ann O’Malia, of Plains Township, passed on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, surrounded by her family while in the care of the Timber Ridge Healthcare Facility, Plains, Pa.

Born March 7,1943, she was a daughter of the late Thomas Henry and Anna Mae Metzing Yelland.

Shirley attended Wilkes-Barre Township school and the Wilkes-Barre Township High School.

She worked alongside her late husband, Robert, and family at the O’Malia Greenhouse in Plains. She loved working with flowers and enjoyed her customers, and making her flower arrangements’. She was a true staple in the business and loved by many.

Shirley loved her family, home, and garden. Many hours were spent tending to all of her flowers. She was a lover of all things beautiful. She had a passion for life and her family, especially her grandchildren who brought her so much joy. Shirley was always smiling and her compassion for others was a true statement of her faith. She was full of love and kindness. Shirley was the light of her family’s life.

She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-two years Robert L. O’Malia, who passed on March 18,2019, and her sister Daisy M. Eichorn, she passed on April 16, 2018.

Shirley is survived by her daughters Romayne A. Williams and her husband, Ted of Plains; Candice L. Florek and her husband, Steve of Sugar Notch; grandchildren Brett Robert Williams; Brady LaRue Williams; Steven O’Malia Florek; Sisters Anna Louise Mascelli, Plains Twp.; Verna Hogan and her husband Joe, Forty-Fort; Betty McGrady and her husband Thomas, Middletown, DE; brothers Thomas William Yelland and wife Dorothy, Wilkes-Barre; Robert James Yelland, Wilkes-Barre, and Danny Harold Yelland and his wife Anna Mae, Hudson; along with many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. from the Yanaitis Funeral Home Inc., 55 Stark Street, Plains. Service will be led by Hospice Chaplin Nathan King. Interment will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton.  Visitation will be held on Friday evening at the funeral home from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

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