Brenda Lee (Lewis) Shields, 53, of Punxsutawney, passed away on Saturday, February 29, 2020 surrounded by her loved ones at Mulberry Square Eldercare, from complications of a stroke she suffered in September 2010.
She was born, April 16, 1966 in Rockville Connecticut to the late Robert "Skip" and Antonina "Nina" (Pagano) Lewis.
Brenda was a very loving daughter, aunt, mother, and friend. She endured the last years of her life with a smile on her face and song in her heart. Brenda was a 1984 graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School and a graduate of the DuBois Business college with a degree in accounting. Brenda was a pillar in her community with her involvement in the Punxsutawney Community Center and also worked for a few years at the Punxsutawney spirit. She ended her career at Proform Powdered Metals as the human resources manager. She loved her Proform family very much. Brenda was a very fun-loving woman who enjoyed going to concerts, hiking, taking photos, and spending time with her friends and family. Brenda touched so many lives, she always had an open door, ear to listen, and was judgment free. Her most favorite title in the world was grandma and she loved her grandbabies very much.
She was proceeded in death by both her parents and her paternal and maternal grandparents and her stepdaughter Lisa Ball.
Brenda is survived by her special friend Jim Gilson, 3 children, Kara Carey-Held and Hunter Reams of Brookville PA, Alexis "Shelly" Carey of Mayport PA, and Cody Haynes and Jaimie Ruda of Coral PA. Four siblings, Dalene and Dave Beckman of Punxsutawney, Cindy and Kenny McCrobie of Smethport Pa, Robert "buzzy" and Toni Lewis of Punxsutawney PA, and Heather and Jim Jones of Anita PA. Also, by six grandchildren, Autum Held, Gracie Carey, Brent Held, Aleeya Adam's, Radin Vozsynak, and William Vozsynak. Shes also was survived by 9 nieces and nephews and 15 great nieces and nephews.
There will be no visistation. A celebration of Brenda’s life will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at the Walston Club. Arrangements have been entrusted to Shumaker Funeral Home, Inc., Punxsutawney.
Her ashes will be interred at Fairview Cemetery, Big Run.
Memorial donations may be made in Brenda's memory to the Punxsutawney Area Community Center.
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