Shirley (Lawson) Sanden

On Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, Shirley (Lawson) Sanden, age 96, passed away in Pittsburgh, Pa.

She was born June 20, 1923, in Jamestown, N.Y., and spent most of her life there. She retired from Manor Oak Nursing Home where she was a license practical nurse and floor nurse after more than 20 years of service.

She resided in Pittsburgh, Pa., for the last six years to be closer to her eldest daughter.

Wife of the late Eugene “Gene” Sanden; mother of Susan (Mark) Van Volkenburg of Bellevue, Pa., and Barbara (Jimmy) Johnson of Kennesaw, Ga; and grandmother of Zachary Barnes, Danica, Christa and Brianna Van Volkenburg; great grandmother of Olivia Barnes.

Prior to Shirley’s failed vision, she was an avid reader, loved to sew and do puzzles. Shirley loved animals and listening to classical music on public radio.

There will be no visitation. Service will be private. Shirley had three favorite charities and the family suggests memorials be made to James Prendergast Library, 509 Cherry St, Jamestown NY 14701 (prendergastlibrary.org); Chautauqua County Humane Society, 2825 Strunk Road, Jamestown, NY 14701 (spcapets.com) or your local public radio station.

Arrangements by LAWRENCE T. MILLER FUNERAL HOME, INC., Bellevue.