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Zesta Shankle

October 31, 1976 ~ February 1, 2022 (age 45)


Zesta Shankle, 45 of Cowansville, PA. died Tuesday, February 1, 2022 following a lingering illness. She was born October 31, 1976 in Butler, PA. the daughter of Thomas Ealy, Sr. and Barbara Snow.

She worked in home health care for Gray’s Colonial Manor for 6 years. She enjoyed going to the beach and spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by 3 sons: Andrew Venafra (Nicole) of Spaces Corners, Kittanning; Riley Shankle of Petrolia and Kody Shankle of York, PA.

2 grandchildren: Everleigh Venafra and Adaleigh Venafra.

3 brothers and 5 sisters, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Her parents: Thomas Ealy, Sr. (Beth Ann) of Petrolia and Barbara (Martin) McDonough of Sewell, New Jersey and a constant companion and caregiver Jeff Shankle of Cowansville.

Private graveside prayers and interment will be in Bear Creek Cemetery  with Reverend John Pistorius officiating..


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