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Shelly A. Prince

May 27, 1970 — May 12, 2018

Shelly A. Prince  “beloved wife and mother”

SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa.---Shelly A. Prince, 47, of Shinglehouse, passed away with her loving family by her side on Saturday, May 12, 2018, in Jones Memorial Hospital, Wellsville, N.Y., after a short battle with cancer.

Born on May 27, 1970 in Buffalo, N.Y., she was a daughter of Robert D. and Barbara J. Colburn Sherwood.  On November 12, 1994 in Shinglehouse, she married Patrick R. Prince, who survives.

Shelly was a 1988 graduate of Oswayo Valley High School in Shinglehouse.  She was employed at the former Ethan Allen Furniture Company in Eldred until the birth of her children.  She later worked at Cummins Cider Mill in Portville, N.Y.  Most importantly, Shelly was a loving wife and mother whose family and friends meant the world to her.  She enjoyed her flower gardens, mowing her lawn, her animals, and attending all her children’s sporting and other events.

Surviving besides her husband are a daughter, Paige R. Prince, at home; a son, Sawyer R. Prince, at home; her father, Robert D. “Bob” Sherwood of Shinglehouse; a sister, Amy L. Chappell of Shinglehouse; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

In addition to her mother, Shelly was predeceased by a brother, Paul S. Whitman.

Family and friends may call from 3 to 6pm on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, where a Celebration of Shelly’s life will follow at 6pm with the Rev. Robert Achey, officiating.  Private burial will be in the Chrystal Cemetery, Shinglehouse.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Shelly’s name may be made to the Oswayo Valley Sports Boosters, c/o 4 Sperl Hollow Road, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.

Shelly’s family has entrusted her care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

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