Shirley J. Hixson Beistel , 73 of Scottdale, Passed away Unexpectedly early Sunday Morning, February 16,2020 in, Allegheny General Hospital, in the caring presence and love of her family.
She was born June 22, 1946 in Mt. Pleasant, Daughter of the late Ken and Betty Hough Hixson who passed away Aug. 2, 2010 and May 27, 2011, respectively.
Shirley was a faithful and active member of Alverton Center Bethel Church of God, where she taught the Nursery Sunday School for over thirty years. Shirley loved her Church and her Church Family
Shirley’s beautiful life will forever be cherished by her loving husband of 52 years, James W, “Butch” Beistel, whom she married September 23, 1966.
Her three loving children and spouses,
Daughter Kim S. Semon and Husband Chris of Scottdale
Son Kevin J. Beistel and Fiancé Amber Brinker of New Alexandria
Son Kurt A. Beistel and wife Stacey of Scottdale
The loves of her life, her grandchildren:
Kyle Cohen, Jacob, and Caden Beistel
Riley and Ryan Beistel, and Aubrie Loughner
Great granddaughter Zhavia Cohen and Mother Kristyn
Beth Beistel, Mother of Granddaughters
Her Brothers and Sisters:
Ronald Hixson and wife Carole
Peggy Baker and husband Bob
Jerry Hixson and wife Barb
All of Scottdale
Sisters and Brother- In-law:
Nancy Workman and husband Terry of Scottdale
Several nieces and nephews
In addition to her parents, Shirley was preceded in death by:
Her Father and Mother in Law, James W and Verna (Peg) Beistel
Family and Friends are cordially invited to the Frank Kapr Funeral Home, Inc. 417 Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, Tuesday, February 18, 2020 from 4PM – 8PM and Wednesday February 19, 2020 from 2- 4PM & 6 – 8PM.
Additional visitation will take place will take place Thursday, February 20, 2020 from 9:45AM – 10:45AM with her Funeral Service to begin at 11AM with her friend and Pastor, Lee Kline, Officiating.
A private graveside service will follow in the Alverton Cemetery
In lieu of customary remembrances, the family suggests memorials be directed to:
Center Bethel Church of God for Sunday School Classrooms and The Food Backpack Program. http://www.cbcog.org/home.html
Or to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital Online at: https://www.stjude.org/donate/donate-to-st-jude.html?sc_dcm=236394064&sc_cid=kwp70589&source_code=IIQ181010008&s_kwcid=AL!4519!10!79783392734362!79783433156576&ef_id=Xj2gbgAAAFNM6XC7:20200216202113:s
The family will be forever grateful to Dr. David Armor, Chiropractor and Staff, Excela Health Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh and all of the doctors, Nurses, and Staff of the Neurotrauma (ICU)
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