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Shirley Mae Kozerski (Logan)

February 13, 1935 - March 30, 2018

Service Date: April 4, 2018

Funeral Home Corcoran Funeral Home Inc

Cemetery Mount Olivet Cemetery

Church St. Monica s Parish

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Shirley Mae Kozerski, 83 of the Hilldale section of Plains Township, passed away on Good Friday, March 30, 2018 at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, with her family by her side.  Shirley’s passing comes just 12 days since the passing of her beloved husband of 62 years, William J. Kozerski, on March 18, 2018.

Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of the late Emerson B. and Leona (Mack) Logan.

Shirley was a graduate of Plains Memorial High School, class of 1952, and the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital School of Nursing in 1955.  Shirley then earned her BS in School Nursing from Bloomsburg State Teachers College.  She was employed as a Registered Nurse at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital in the Obstetrics Department, was the school nurse at Plains school district and parochial schools, including Plains Junior High School, and James M. Coughlin High School , and the Wilkes-Barre Area School District Head Nurse for 4 ½ years, retiring in 1997.  Shirley was also the Plains News Correspondent and Advertising Representative at the Wilkes-Barre Sunday Independent.

She was a Lifelong member of St. Francis of Assisi Church, Miners Mills, until its closure and merger, and currently a member of St. Monica’s Parish, West Wyoming.  Shirley was very active with her husband Bill in the Plains Lions Club, District 14-W and Lions Club International.  She was also affiliated with the American Red Cross, the Plains Blood Bank, and the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital Alumni Association.  Her hobbies included camping, reading, and needle work.

In addition to her husband Bill, she was preceded in death by her grandson Barry Matthews and daughter-in-law Nadine Kozerski, and brothers Robert and Edward Logan.

Surviving are her children, Susan Matthews Landes, and her husband Kenneth, Tunkhannock, Virginia Chapman and her husband Peter, North Bend, WA, William R. Kozerski, West Wyoming, Bruce Kozerski and his wife Elizabeth, Edgewood, KY, Thomas Kozerski and his wife Susan, Bear Creek, and Michael Kozerski, and his wife Katherine, Chicago, IL; 22 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, sisters June Fetchen and her husband Edward, Taylor, and Jacqueline Kozerski and her husband John, Plains, and brother Emerson Logan and his wife Carol, Mountain Top, many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 10:00 am in St. Monica’s Parish, 363 W. 8th Street, West Wyoming, PA  18644, with Father Peter Tomczak, officiating.  Those attending the funeral services and mass are instructed to go directly to church Wednesday morning.  Interment will be held in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton section of Wyoming.  Family and friends may call Tuesday evening from 5-8 pm at the Corcoran Funeral Home, Inc., 20 South Main Street, Plains, PA 18705.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.