Shirley K. Holden

June 20th, 2015 12:14 pm

First Posted: 2/29/2012

Shirley K. Holden, Newton Twp., died February 22, at the Regional Hospital of Scranton. She was the wife of Bruce Holden. The couple had been married for 53 years.

Born in Taylor, she was a daughter of the late Fred and Tillie Nageli Stump. She was a graduate of West Scranton High School. Shirley partnered with her husband in their wholesale pizza business, as well as their deer processing business. She also worked for a time at Weis Market in Clarks Summit. She was a very active member of the Countryside Community Church.

Shirley was the number one Yankee Fan, never missing a game. Her main passion in life was spending time with her children and grandchildren during family gatherings.

Also surviving are a son, Robert Holden and his wife Bonnie, Newton Twp.; daughter, Karen Owens and her husband Robert, Montrose; nine grandchildren, Rachel, Joseph, Hannah, Caleb, Seth, Levi, and Elias Owens, all of Montrose, Joshua Owens and his wife Megan, Montrose, Shana Staybaugh and her husband Chris, York; a great grandchild, Abigail Owens.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Stump.

To sign the online guestbook, visit In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Countryside Community Church.