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Shirley Louise (Black) Knisely

October 22, 1932 — January 22, 2022

Carlisle

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Shirley Louise (Black) Knisely

An Exceptional Cook -

Shirley Louise (Black) Knisely, age 89, of Carlisle, and formerly of Mechanicsburg, passed away after a brief illness on Saturday, January 22, 2022.  Shirley was born on Saturday, October 22, 1932, in Claysburg to the late Howard Jacob Black and Catherine (Ickes) Black.  Shirley was the widow of John Willard Knisely, whom she married on June 12, 1951, and who died on September 21, 2021.  In addition to her parents and husband, Shirley is preceded in death by her daughter, Kathy (Knisely) Lees; her son, Richard Knisely; and her nine brothers.

Shirley’s survivors include her son, Jeffrey “Jeff” Wayne Knisely and wife, DruAnn, of New Bloomfield; her two granddaughters: Samantha Knisely and fiancé, Eric Lenhart and Abagail Lees; and her two great-grandchildren: Aiden and Zoe Lees.

Shirley graduated from Claysburg High School.  She lost her mother at an early age and became a cook, laundress and seamstress for her nine brothers and her father.  She developed into an excellent cook and her husband gave her credit for his excellent health because of her outstanding cooking.  Shirley was very gracious and understanding in dealing with a husband and two sons who were always hunting and fishing.  Shirley retired from the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue with 28 years of service.  She was also a long-time member of Eastern Star and Daughters of the Nile.  Shirley and her husband of 70 years were also 60-year members of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ.

All are welcome to join Shirley’s family at her in-person gathering of family and friends on Friday, January 28, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:30 a.m. at Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory, 37 East Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055; and her virtual gathering of family and friends and service via video chat or telephone beginning at 11:15 a.m.; with Reverend John J. Ward-Diorio officiating.  Shirley’s family invites everyone to join them for a time of food and fellowship at Buhrig’s Gathering Place (next to the funeral home) immediately following the service.  A graveside service will follow the reception in St. John’s Cemetery in Mechanicsburg.  Cremation was private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in celebration of Shirley’s life can be made to St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 626 Williams Grove Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055, www.saintpaulsucc-mech.org.

Shirley’s family has entrusted her care to Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory in Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421.  Read Shirley’s full obituary, view her portrait, offer condolences and sympathy, share stories and memories, upload photographs and videos, light a candle and sign her official guest book by visiting Buhrig.com.

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Virtual Gathering via Video Chat

Family and friends are welcome to join Shirley's family via video chat or telephone on Friday, January 28, 2022, beginning at approximately 11:15 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.

We use Zoom for internet video chat and telephone conference calling.  There is no charge for you to participate.  Simply click on the link below or dial the telephone number below to be connected to the event.

Join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86513830087? with passcode 3421

Join by telephone:   415-762-9988   or   646-568-7788   and enter meeting number 865 1383 0087 with passcode 3421

By participating in this chat you agree to our “Internet Video Chat & Telephone Chat Policies” which can be found at www.Buhrig.com/Privacy-Policy.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Gathering of Family & Friends

Friday, January 28, 2022

11:00 - 11:30 am (Eastern time)

Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory

37 East Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

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Funeral Service

Friday, January 28, 2022

Starts at 11:30 am (Eastern time)

Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory

37 East Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

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Reception

Friday, January 28, 2022

12:00 - 1:30 pm (Eastern time)

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Graveside Service

Friday, January 28, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

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