Violet Shiel, 84 of Langeloth, died Wednesday, February 7, 2018 in the Washington County Health Center.
She was born April 22, 1933 in Braddock, a daughter of the late Albert and Christina Okavitch Sinan.
Prior to retirement, Mrs. Shiel was employed by Ace Reconditioning in Washington and All American in Langeloth.
She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church in Burgettstown and its Christian Mothers. She was a faithful member of TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) and enjoyed going to the casinos, crocheting, but most especially spending time with her children and grandchildren. She made homemade jelly whenever she could talk her grandsons into going into the woods to pick the berries. Surviving are her children, Edward Shiel, Jr of Langeloth, Diane (Dick) Gillespie of Long, SC, and Corrine (George) Aten of Bulger, her grandsons, Chris Gillespie, Rich Gillespie, Jason (Jen) Shiel, and George “Bub” Aten, Jr, and her great-grandson, Austin Shiel, her sister, Alberta Beckett of Eldersville, her uncle, Rudolph Okavitch, and many nieces and nephews.
Deceased in addition to her parents are her husband, Edward “Butch” Shiel, Sr, who died on August 15, 1997, and her brother, Edward Sinan.
To honor Mrs. Shiel’s wishes, there was no visitation. Other arrangements were held at the convenience of the family.