Shirley "Pal" A. Steele Mushen, 76, of The Crossing in Minoa, went to be with her Lord Monday surrounded by her loving family. Shirley was a native of Little Falls, NY and was a longtime resident in North Syracuse for 27 years and in Central Square for 17 years before moving to Cicero in 2005. She was the daughter of the late Harry and Margaret Steele.
"Pal" was employed by General Electric in Syracuse as an assembler for 27 years before retiring in 1987. She was a former member of Blessed Hope Church in Cicero.
She was predeceased by her son, Ronald Mushen in 1985.
Surviving are her husband of 60 years, Donald Mushen; her two daughters: Sally Chris Phillips of Liverpool, and Kathy Mark Cooper of Central Square; a sister: Margaret Legg of FL; her four grandchildren: Michael Alicia Cooper, Jeffrey Bev Cooper, Chris Nichole Phillips, and Ronald Viki Sagor Phillips; and two great granddaughters: Natalie and Kaylee Cooper.
The family wishes to extend their deepest appreciation to the South Wing staff and nurses at the Crossings in Minoa.
Friends may call from 4-7pm Thursday with a 7 pm funeral service following at Krueger Funeral Home, 2619 Brewerton Road, Mattydale. Graveside services are Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 12 pm at Mohawk Cemetery, Mohawk.