April M. Shirley

April M. Shirley, 47, of 96 Bowen St., Jamestown, passed away Monday (May 6, 2013) in the emergency room of WCA Hospital.

A lifelong area resident she was born May 21, 1965, in Jamestown, N.Y., a daughter of the late Kenneth Evans Sr. and Sandra Welch.

Before her illness, she had worked for The Resource Center and was also a cake decorator for Quality Markets for several years. She was also a member of the Jamestown Moose Lodge.

Surviving are her mother Sandra Welch of Celoron, her fiance Wilson Cooper of Jamestown; three sons: Spencer Shirley, Tyler and Samantha Shirley, and Adam Evans, all of Jamestown; seven grandchildren: Mollie Nolan, Ison, Mya, Kendra, Carter and Chase Shirley and Anthony Mohney, all of Jamestown; three brothers: Kenneth Evans Jr. and Bill Evans, both of Jamestown, and Bobby Evans of Dewittville, N.Y.; a sister, Bernice Reil of Wrightsville, Pa., and a close family friend, Jennifer Anderson.

Besides her father she was preceded in death by her uncle, David Evans.

The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Lind Funeral Home. Friends will be received for one hour prior to the service on Thursday.

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