SHARON, Pennsylvania (MyValleyTributes) – Shirley M. Keasey, 83, formerly of Sharon, passed away Sunday evening, March 5, 2023, in the Windsor House at O’Brien Memorial, Masury, Ohio.

Mrs. Keasey was born on April 27, 1939, in Sharon, a daughter of the late Leslie and Elsie (Scott) Merchant and attended Sharon High School.

Shirley was a member of the Salvation Army, Sharon, where she frequently attended Home League.

A dedicated homemaker, she loved spending time with her grandchildren, camping and being around others.

She is survived by four daughters, Deborah (William) Kelso and Cheryl (Tim) Rabish, all of Hermitage, Cynthia (Monty) Hunt, Cortland, Ohio and Beth (Buddie) Howard of Hermitage; two sons, George Ayers and his significant other, Holly, of Sharon and Timothy Ayers and his fiancée, Amanda, of Sharpsville; two stepsons, Daniel (Deborah) Keasey II and Robert (Betty) Keasey, all of Sharon; 17 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Also surviving are two sisters, Betty Marosy and Bonnie Ayers, both of Sharon; four brothers, Lawrence Merchant, Sharon, William (Linda) Merchant and Leslie (June) Merchant, all of Hermitage and Ralph (Mary Ann) Merchant of Transfer.

In addition to her parents, Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Keasey, Sr., whom she married on May 29, 1970; a sister, Catherine Carter and two brothers, Raymond and James Merchant.

The family suggests memorial contributions be directed to the Salvation Army, 660 Fisher Hill Street, Sharon, PA 16146.

Calling hours will be 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon Wednesday, March 8, 2023 in The Salvation Army, Sharon Worship Center. Funeral service will follow at Noon.

Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Hermitage.

Arrangements are being handled by the J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

A television tribute will air Tuesday, March 7 at the following approximate times: 6:47 a.m. on WYTV, 9:43 a.m. on WKBN, 10:58 a.m. on FOX and 8:12 p.m. on MyYTV. Video will be posted here the day of airing.