(570) 693-1130
504 Wyoming Ave, Wyoming, PA 18644

SHIRLEY I. EMBLETON October 16, 1929 - January 10, 2021

Shirley Irene Crossley Embleton, 91, of West Pittston and formerly of Wormleysburg, PA passed away Sunday January 10th at Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore PA.
Born October 16, 1929, in Wormleysburg, PA, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Irene Crossley (Danner) of Camp Hill PA. Shirley is preceded in death by her husband Arnold W. Embleton, parents Harry and Irene (Danner) Crossley and brothers Richard and Robert Crossley.
She was a 1945 graduate of Forty-Fort High school. Prior to her retirement to be a carrying mother she was employed at Bell Telephone in Wilkes Barre PA.
Shirley enjoyed vacationing in her favorite spot, Lancaster PA. She enjoyed playing cards, scrabble, crossword puzzles, reading, baking, cracking jokes and making people laugh. She loved spending time with her family. She loved traveling and vacationing to the new places and the old. She loved the fall; it was her favorite time of the year. She would love to go out for car rides look at the beautiful mountains and colors.
Shirley was a recent resident of Highland Manor Rehab and Nursing Center. They described her as a tough, a fun jokester and a person with a heart of gold who would put a smile on her their face.
She is survived by her Daughter Debbie Colleran and husband Mike and primary caregivers of West Pittston, daughter, Shirene Biga; Pittston, sons; Robert Naugle and wife Dianne Naugle; Exeter, William Naugle and wife Sandy; Duryea. Sister Judith Nordstrom and brother David Crossley and wife Marilyn of Mechanicsburg and sister-in-law June Crossley; Camp Hill PA; 10 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild, over 20 nieces and nephews and cousins. Not to include those who called her gram from her extended family and friends.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1pm in the Metcalfe Shaver Kopcza Funeral Home Inc 504 Wyoming Avenue Wyoming with the Rev. Wanda Beasley officiating.
Interment will be in the Mountain View Burial Park, Exeter Twp.
Friends may call Wednesday 11-1pm in the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers the family requests remembrance donations to the American Diabetes Association 63 N. Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, Pa 18701or Alzheimer’s Association of Pa 57 N. Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, Pa 18701
For more information or to send condolences please visit us at www.meetcalfeshaver.com


  1. REPLY
    Judy (Crossley) Nordstrom says

    To my wonderful sister’s children, grandchildren, great grandchildren etc.: You all know how much I loved her and that she was a second mother to me growing up. I have the most wonderful memories of our times together and will treasure them forever. She’s with our parents and brothers and is now pain free and mentally alert. She and our mom are probably playing scrabble and cards, I love you all for taking care of her and I’m sorry I couldn’t be there. 🙏💕

    • REPLY
      Bill Naugle says

      Thank you aunt Judy,was with her my whole life,last several years has been rough and i thank god for those that were there to help her.

  2. REPLY
    Danielle Calvey-Hussey says

    My words are not easy to write today. I am saddened by Gram’s loss. I know she will be flying high above and watching over each and every one of you , myself included. Sending you all love, strength and comfort in the days to come and every day thereafter as you remember her. Rest Easy Gram ❤️

  3. REPLY
    Beverly Ann Haas Pomavill says

    So sorry to hear of your passing, I have such wonderful memories of you and you were always kind to me even when it did not go will with your son and I but life goes on! Your children were very blessed to have a wonderful mother as you! RIP Shirley! Say hi to my Dad and my wonderful Aunt Edith for me!

  4. REPLY
    The Fink Family says

    Sending prayers to the family. She was a wonderful woman. So very sorry for your loss.

  5. REPLY
    Shirene Biga says

    Her love will be everlasting in so many hearts.To my brothers and my sister,grandchildren and great grandchildern ,let your hearts and mind know that she is in a beautiful place and in our Lords arms.We will always cherish her and the memories she has left us will stay with us forever.I love you Mom .

Leave a Condolence