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Shelly Jean McMillan

McMillan, Shelly Jean, 64, of Johnstown, entered into a new life on April 7, 2021. Born August 5, 1956 in Johnstown, the daughter of the late James Hugh and Dorothy Leona Miller. Also preceded in death by her beloved father and mother-in-law, Clarence and Mabel McMillan. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Richard, who was the love of her life.  Also survived by her children Eric (Angela) and Doug (Jeannine).  Her pride and joy were her four amazing grandchildren, Kali (Nathan) Pepper, Julia Burkhard, Josalyn and Cody McMillan, and her great-granddaughter, Cambria Pepper. Shelly was blessed with a remarkable family, who are known for their large picnics, family game nights and Steelers watch parties.  She is survived by her siblings Louis (Mary Claire) Miller, Becky (Tim) Skibo, Janet (William) Thomas, Jimmy (Penny) Miller and Scott (Dawn) Miller, and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.  She is also survived by her parakeet, Tweety, and her golden retriever, Lily, who was a fixture in the backseat of the car everywhere they went. Over the years, Shelly worked at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Crichton Rehabilitation Center, and prior to her retirement, as a Certified Dialysis Technician at DaVita Dialysis.  She had many hobbies including jewelry making, cooking, hiking, and scrapbooking. Her peanut butter fudge and fried haddock were legendary.  She loved to travel, and she, her husband, and dog logged thousands of miles on cross country and local drives, exploring every hiking trail imaginable. Shelly will be remembered for her amazing spirit, infectious smile, big hugs, and love for her family. Private funeral arrangements will be coordinated by Harris Funeral Home, with a celebration of life gathering of family at a later date. (Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com)


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Shelly will be missed as much as she is loved. If everyone was as kind and nice as Shelly was, this world would be a much better place!

Joann College Apr 10 2021 12:00 AM

Love and miss you already until we meet again your sister and friend Janet

Janet Apr 9 2021 12:00 AM

Shelly was a blessing to all her knew her. Such a kindhearted loving woman I was honored to call my friend. Prayers of comfort and peace to the entire family during this time of loss.

Carolyn Gregory Apr 9 2021 12:00 AM

I would always get a quick chat and that wonderful smile every time I saw her at Memorial. Shelly will be truly missed. Rest in peace, gf.

Brian Gregory Apr 9 2021 12:00 AM