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Shirley M. Centra Gaiser

August 7, 1934 March 13, 2012
Shirley M. Centra Gaiser
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Shirley M. Centra Gaiser, 77, of Olanta, passed away Tuesday morning March 13, 2012 at the home of her daughter Colleen Round in Olanta.

Born August 7, 1934 in Phillipsburg, PA, she was the daughter of Thomas and Myrtle Mae (Waite) McGonigal.  Mrs. Gaiser had worked for Mt. Laurel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Clearfield from May 1976 until her retirement in 1995 and was affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Worthington, PA

Surviving are 7 children: L. Elaine Karchner and Wendy Bachelier and husband David both of Kittanning, PA, Vincent James Centra Jr. and wife Debra of Frenchville, Markay Kifer and husband Arthur, Chris Centra and wife  Susan and Perry Centra and wife Catherine “Kitty”  all of Clearfield,  and Colleen Round and husband Terry of Olanta.

Also surviving are 13 grandchildren, Lisa Davis, Lindsay (Karchner) Michael, Kari (Centra) Wilsoncroft, Justin Centra, Hillary (Karchner) Wilson, Grant Butler, Rodney Boalich, Chris Centra, Dillon Karchner, Meredith (Bachelier) Slee, Taylor Round, Matthew Bachelier, and Jared Round; four great-grandchildren; four sister-in-laws Alice (Dolly) Centra, of Clearfield, Betty McGonigal of Philipsburg, Anna Teats of Biloxi, Mississippi, Mary Grace DeMarco of Marrero, Louisiana, and two brother-in-laws; Stephen Shufran, of North Versailles, and Joseph Centra of Clearfield; as well as several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her step-mother, her husband G. Daniel Gaiser in 2007, her former husband Vincent J. Centra Sr. in 2009, 5 sisters Cora Askey, Henrietta Ellis, Joyce Butlin, Wilda Shufran, and Madeline Sawtelle, and 2 brothers Walt and Clyde McGonigal.

Funeral Services for Mr. Gaiser will be held at the Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Curwensville on Friday March 16, 2012 at 1:00 PM, with the Reverend Larry Hill officiating.  Interment will be in Phillipsburg Cemetery, Phillipsburg, PA.

Friends will be received at the funeral home on Thursday March 15 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM and again on Friday from 11 AM until time of services at 1 PM.

The family suggests contributions be made to either the Glad Tidings Assembly of God in Clearfield, PA 16830 or the charity of the donor’s choice.

Online condolences may be made to the family at                            

The Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Curwensville is in charge of the arrangements.
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