Shirley A. (Nester) Haring, 70, of Pottstown, wife of Barry I. Haring, passed away on Sunday at Keystone Villa in Douglassville.

Born in Pottstown on Dec. 20, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Sheldon and Edna (Conrad) Nester.

Shirley dearly loved her husband of 53 years. She enjoyed meeting with friends every morning for coffee, loved driving her convertible and shopping with her friend Gail. Her favorite place was the ocean and she could be found tanning on the beach during the summer time. She worked at Fashion Colony and Market America Distributors but was best known for waiting on customers at the Burger King Drive Thru on High Street. She volunteered and helped raise funds for the Pottstown Symphony Orchestra and the Heart Association. She loved having fun with her family especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed taking care of her flower beds and was known for putting spinning wheels in the pots outside. Shirley had a zest for life, liked to have fun, and always had a smile on her face. She will be sadly missed by many friends and family members and always remembered.

Surviving with her husband are sons Barry C. Haring, husband of Lisa B. and 3 children, and Jeffrey S. Haring, husband of Lisa and their 2 grandchildren; sisters Betty Repco and Nancy Yoder and son in law Kurt Elliott and his 2 children. Along with her parents, she is predeceased by her daughter Denise Elliott.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, 7:30PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown, with Rev. Peter Goguts officiating. Visitation will be on Thursday from 6:00PM to 7:15PM at the funeral home. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Shirley’s name to Alzheimer’s Association, 399 Market Street, Suite 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106.

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