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Verne Shierant

June 6, 1919 — October 3, 2019

Verne Shierant 100, of 533 West Second Street Mt. Carmel passed away Thursday October 3, 2019 at Geisinger Shamokin Area Community Hospital.

Born in Mt. Carmel on June 6, 1919 she was a daughter of the late Michael and Anna (Kametz) Kovalick.

She attended Mt. Carmel Schools.

In 1946 in the former St. John the Baptist Church in Mt. Carmel she married John Shierant who preceded her in death in 1976.

Verne was a retired seamstress. She had been employed at the former Oxford dress factory in Shamokin and the former Lady Jane factory in Mt. Carmel. During World War II, she contributed to the war effort by working in an ordinance factory in Wilkes-Barre.
She was a member of Divine Redeemer Church and the Senior Action Center both of Mt. Carmel. She was also a member of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union (ILGWU).

Verne enjoyed socializing and traveling. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Surviving are one son Wayne Shierant and his wife Cynthia of West Hampton, NY, six grandchildren, Simeon Shierant, Jessica Alicea and her husband Jason, Jonah Shierant, Stephanie Shierant, Kristy Bogovich and her husband Thomas, Alexandra Shinskie and her husband Dave; seven great-grandchildren, Kyle, Aiden and Anna Alicea, and Sabrina and Sophie Shierant, Lauren and Brynna Bogovich; one brother Al Kovalick of San Francisco; one daughter in law Lucille Shierant of Kulpmont; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death in addition to her parents and her husband were one son, Richard Shierant on September 10, 2014 and ten brothers and sisters.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 11:00 am in Divine Redeemer Church, Mount Carmel with the Rev. Ryan M. Fischer, Pastor officiating. Interment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Mount Carmel Township. A viewing will be held on Wednesday morning from 9:00 am until 10:45 am in the Joseph J. Stutz, Inc. Funeral Home, 40 S. Market St., Mt. Carmel with Joseph J. Stutz, III Supervisor entrusted with the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy can be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 East 3rd St., Williamsport, PA 17701 or at To leave a condolence for the family, please sign the guestbook at

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Service Schedule

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

9:00 - 10:45 am (Eastern time)

Joseph J. Stutz, Inc. Funeral Home

40 South Market Street, Mount Carmel, PA 17851

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Mass of Christian Burial

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Holy Cross Cemetery

Cemetery Road, PA 17851

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