? Marilyn J. Shields, age 85, of Waterford, passed away Monday, December 25, 2017 at Edinboro Manor. Born in McKean, PA on March 4, 1932, she was a daughter of the late Jessie and Beulah Comer Seymour.
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Marilyn married Albert J. “Red” Shields III on July 22, 1950, and together they raised their five children in Waterford. Marilyn was always very busy with her young family and with helping Red with their milk hauling business and the Western Auto Store which they owned. She could do it all–drive truck, bookwork, and sales, all while enjoying gardening and bowling, and attending countless Fort LeBoeuf sporting events. Marilyn was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Waterford, and its Ladies Auxiliary.

Preceding her in death was her husband, Red Shields, who died May 10, 2017; two brothers, Chester and Theodore Seymour; and a sister, Eileen Seymour.

Family members include her five children– Ronald Shields and wife Sondra, Brad Shields and wife Peggy, and Brian Shields and wife Jane, all of Waterford, Tammy Balestrino and husband Edward of Butler, and David Shields and wife Janet, also of Waterford; 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Friends are invited to Van Matre Funeral Home in Waterford on Friday morning from 10:00 a.m. until the funeral service begins at 12:00 noon with Rev. Gary Donaldson officiating. Burial will follow at Waterford Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Asbury Methodist Church, 27 West 2nd Street, Waterford, PA 16441.