Mable Shirley (Harris) Porter Shedden

Born: Wed., Jul. 30, 1930
Died: Fri., Oct. 20, 2017


12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Tue., Oct. 24, 2017
Location: Pepper Funeral Home & Cremation Facility, Inc.

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Tue., Oct. 24, 2017
Location: Pepper Funeral Home & Cremation Facility, Inc.

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Mable Porter Shedden,  87, of Canton, PA passed away at home while surrounded by loved ones on Friday evening, October 20, 2017.

Mable Shirley was born July 30, 1930 on Armenia Mountain near Alba, a daughter of the late Loren and Hazel (Dunbar) Harris.  She was employed by Canton’s Swayze Folding Box Co. until its closure as well as being a well-known waitress at the former Hickock’s Restaurant.  Mable always had a smile for everyone.  She will be lovingly remembered for her wonderful sense of humor and for being feisty; Mable told it as she saw it.  She enjoyed cooking, reading, watching birds, collecting cookbooks and most of all loving her grandkids.

Surviving are four children; Sheila Porter of Canton, Peg Hartford of Shunk, Rich (Donna) Porter
of Canton and Howard (Tami) Shedden of Covington, nine grandchildren; Danielle Porter (Mike Greer), Richard Jr. (Danielle) Porter, Georgeanna (Chuck) Dunbar, Stacy Hartford, Rodney (Amanda) Hartford, Nickie Jennings, Paul Shedden, Brenda Shedden and Sheila (Ryker) Packard, 12 great grandchildren; Savannah Porter, Karlind Dunbar (Jesse), Drake Dunbar, Maleigha Hartford (Josh), Jillaney Hartford, Siarra (Josh) Gordon, Brianna Hartford (Davey), Austin Hartford, Emily Jennings, Reilly Packard, Brooklyn and Isabel Packard , two great-great grandchildren, Lily and Layla Gordon, seven siblings; Bud (Marge) Harris, Lila Thomas, Pearl Harris, Minnie Harris, Phyllis Harris, Marie Harris and Sharon Hulslander, special nephew; Loren “Stub” (Helen) Wilston and family, dear friends; Bob Johnson, Bill and Gina Bastion, special caregivers; Peg, Georgeanna, Melissa, Maleigha and Emily, also several nieces, nephews and cousins.  

She was predeceased by her daughter; Cheryl Marie Porter, son-in-law; Rocky Hartford, grandson-in-law; Scott Jennings, special friend; Grant Trick, her children’s father; Art Porter and Bryce Shedden, Sr.

Family invites friends to call 12 – 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, at Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Drive, Canton.  Rev Duane Taylor will officiate the funeral service at 2 p.m.  Burial will follow in Beech Flats Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, consider a memorial in Mable’s name to Hometown Heroes, c/o 137 Lycoming St. Canton, PA 17724.  Share memories and condolences at

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cathy bryington phillips
   Posted Sat October 21, 2017
i will miss her so she was like a second mom to me if things were ruiff at home I ld go to her she always made me feel safe I love her so fly high joann will be there to welcome you she loved you too so much ya will laugh an carry on you will be greatly missed sweet momma

Brenda Higley
   Posted Sat October 21, 2017
Sending prayers and sympathy to all Mable was a great woman and will be missed by all.Always smiling when ever she waited on us a t Hickoks was a super waitress.God bless all of you.

Deborah (Shedden) Chilson
   Posted Sat October 21, 2017
She was a loving and caring woman. She will be greatly missed by many. She was always good to me. She was my step mother. Rest in peace Miss Mable.

Melody Barnes
   Posted Sat October 21, 2017
may the lord wrap his loving arms around the loving family of Mable so they can have peace with the loss they endored

Bob & Ruth Palmer
   Posted Sun October 22, 2017
Very sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you at this time with the deepest of sympathy.

Sandy Bryington
   Posted Sun October 22, 2017
I,m so sorry for your loss, she was the greatest she was my second mom, and will be missed. All my love to my dearest second family, .and now she at peace. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you may god bless each and everyone of you . All my love is with you, She was the greatest.

Loretta and Steve Wilcox
   Posted Mon October 23, 2017
Peg, so sorry for the loss of your dear mother! You and your family are in our thoughts!

Cheryl Shedden Morgan
   Posted Tue October 24, 2017
My prayers go out to all of you. Mable (Mom) was my stepmom, and even though I haven't been able to visit, she has been in my thoughts often. She was a very caring woman, and I loved her coleslaw. She will be missed. Now she can ride high on that mountain, in peace.

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