Shirley A. Kestle, age 91, passed away on Friday, December 18, 2020 at Forestview Health Center. She was born in Erie on November 12, 1929, the daughter of the late Harry and Edna Dombrowski Chapman.

Shirley Kestle001Shirley was a 1947 graduate of Millcreek High School. She was employed for many years as an executive secretary in the Fort LeBoeuf School District administrative offices. She was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church.

She enjoyed reading, bird watching, crossword puzzles, and was an avid letter writer. She also enjoyed traveling with family members all over the country and to several foreign locations.

Shirley was preceded in death in 2013 by her husband of over 64 years, Richard J. Kestle.

Survivors include her daughter Eileen and partner David Trent of Raleigh, NC, and four sons: Terrence and wife Diane of Erie, Timothy of Erie, Richard and wife Beth of New Haven, CT, and Stephen and wife Mei Mei of Irving, TX. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, funeral services are private for the family with burial taking place in Waterford Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Asbury United Methodist Church, 4703 West Ridge Road, Erie, PA 16506 or to Springhill Benevolent Care Fund, 2323 Edinboro Road, Erie, PA 16509.