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Beatrice "Bea" Marie Shields

December 5, 1941 March 6, 2019
Beatrice "Bea" Marie Shields
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Beatrice Marie Shields, age 77, of Portersville, passed away in the comforting presence of her family on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 while under the care of the Good Samaritan Hospice Unit at Concordia in Cabot.

Born December 5, 1941 in Sandusky, OH, she was the daughter of the late Paul M. Wunder and Maria H. Koan Wunder.

Bea loved to travel and she was an avid reader. Above all, she was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Bea will be greatly missed and fondly remembered.

Bea leaves behind to cherish her family her children, Rick Shields of Portersville, Bill (Barb) Brunner of Butler, and Julie (Mike) Lovasich of Rochester; her five grandchildren; her seven great-grandchildren, and her numerous nieces and nephews

In addition to her parents, Bea was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Shields; her loving companion, Earl “Tye” Brunner; a daughter, Brenda Brunner, and a brother, Russell Koan.

Friends will be received from 12-2 PM on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the Boylan Funeral Home, Inc. 324 E. Grandview Ave., Zelienople, PA 16063.

Bea will be laid to rest at St. Alphonsus Cemetery in Wexford.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations may be made in Bea’s honor to the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center (Breast Cancer Research), 5150 Centre Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15232.

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12:00 PM 3/9/2019 12:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 3/9/2019 2:00:00 PM
Boylan Funeral Home, Inc. - Zelienople East

324 E. Grandview Avenue
Zelienople, PA 16063

Boylan Funeral Home, Inc. - Zelienople East
324 E. Grandview Avenue Zelienople 16063 PA
United States

Cemetery Details


St. Alphonsus Catholic Church Cemetery Final Resting Place

201 Church Road
Wexford, PA 15090

201 Church Road Wexford 15090 PA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Hillman Cancer Center

5115 Centre Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

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