Shirley Rader

Shirley Corl Rader

Friday, July 17th, 1936 - Tuesday, February 5th, 2019
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Shirley C. Rader, 82, of Valley View Haven, passed onto eternal life on February 5, 2019.
Born July 17, 1936 in Bellefonte, she was the daughter of the late William Albert and Clara (Trostle) Corl of State College. She was preceded in death by spouse Herbert (Tony) Rader, a sister Elizabeth Whitbred and brothers James and William Corl.
She is survived by three children Stephen Drew and wife Vicki, Jacqueline Updike and husband Ralph, and Pamela Tressler and husband Tim, seven grandchildren Christopher Tressler, Kyle Drew, Ian Updike, Jenna Spade, Allison Updike, Nathan and Justin Drew, and two-great-grandchildren, Elliana Tressler and Isaiah Drew.
Also surviving are two brothers, Sheldon and Theodore Corl, and four sisters, Esther Luse, Beverly Haynes, Connie Levine, and Barbara Spindler.
She graduated from State College High School in 1954 and was employed by Penn State University in the Arts and Humanistic Studies Department for 27 years.
She was a member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in State College, where she sang in the choir.
She was a long-time member of the YMCA and enjoyed long walks.
She was a devoted grandmother and an avid Penn State and Steeler football fan.
All services will be private and at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements are under the care of The Barr Funeral Home Inc. and Crematory, 120 Logan Street, Lewistown.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Shirley’s memory are respectfully encouraged to St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 208 W. Foster Ave, State College PA 16801.
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Dr. Robert Lima, OIC

Posted at 10:51am
To Shirley's Family:
I offer my deepest condolences on Shirley's passing.
As a Fellow of the Institute for the Arts and Humanistic Studies during Shirley's many years as its Administrative Assistant to the Director, I knew her to be a gracious and devoted person, who always had a smile and gave willingly of her services.
I, for one, counted her as a friend.
Not only will she be missed by her family but by those of us who were fortunate to know her.

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