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Shirley A. Braniff

June 29, 1931 August 8, 2018
Shirley A. Braniff
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Obituary for Shirley A. Braniff
Shirley A. Braniff, 87, a guest at Mr. Laurel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Clearfield, and formerly of Curwensville and Clearfield, passed away Wednesday August 8, 2018 at the Center after a lengthy illness.

Born June 29, 1931 in Cumberland, MD, she was the daughter of Paul R. and Mary (Brown) Hoyt. Ms. Braniff was a homemaker. She was a member of the Clearfield Alliance Church where she was in the church choir, a past deacon, a church office volunteer and former member of the Christian Women’s Club.

She was a 1951 graduate of the Clearfield Area High School and was a former member of Chapter #379 Clearfield Oder of the Eastern Star.

Surviving is her former husband Kenneth A. Braniff of Clearfield, 3 children: Kenneth A. Braniff Jr. and Spouse Jackie of Clearfield, Scott V. Braniff of State College and Vicky Braniff and spouse Lynn Harrell of Raleigh, NC.

Also surviving are 3 grandchildren: Todd Braniff, Jennifer Braniff and Michael Braniff and a brother Cliff Hoyt and spouse Lorraine of Columbus, OH.

She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers James H. and Charles Hoyt, and 2 sisters Charlotte Smith and Doris Jean Pregent.

At the request of Ms. Braniff, there will be no public visitation and private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family at Crown Crest Memorial Park in Hyde with the Reverend Dr. A. Duane White officiating.

The Family suggests contributions be made to the Clearfield Alliance Church 45 Alliance Road Clearfield, PA 16830.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

The Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Clearfield is in charge of the arrangements.
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Historic Crown Crest Cemetery Final Resting Place

Washington Avenue
Hyde, PA 16843

Washington Avenue Hyde 16843 PA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Clearfield Alliance Church

45 Alliance Road
Clearfield, PA 16830

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