December 10, 1989 - September 30, 2021
Lacey M. (Ference) Shurtz, 31, of North Versailles, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, September 30, 2021. She was born on December 10, 1989 in McKeesport. She is preceded in death by her maternal grandparents Theodore and Arlene Gida, paternal grandmother Geraldine Ference, uncles Dean Ference and David Gida. Lacey was a 2008 graduate of Norwin High School and during this time she also attended W.C.T.C. to pursue her dreams of becoming a graphic design artist. After completing high school she then furthered her schooling at W.C.C.C. studying graphic design. Lacey attended Ken and Jean Dance Studio for many years, enjoying her passion for dance. Lacey was a full time employee at the UPS Store, White Oak working as a Graphic Designer. She also worked part time at Broad Street Bistro, North Versailles. Lacey was loved deeply by everyone who crossed her path. With her free spirit, bright smile, and huge heart she touched the lives of many people. In her spare time she enjoyed spending quality time with her family, attending music festivals, camping, and simply enjoying life. She also took an interest in crafting and designing shirts when she had free time. Lacey is survived by her parents Timothy G. and Susan L. (Gida) Ference of North Versailles; her brother T.J. (Shannon McDonald) Ference of Delmont and her sister Robyn (Dano Tomino) Ference of North Versailles; former husband Joel Shurtz of Duquesne; paternal grandfather Gerald J. Ference of North Huntingdon; and her significant other John Mattis of North Versailles. She was a loving aunt to Nevada, Jack, Sylvia, Amiah, Alyanna, Denali, Marleigh, Maleigha, and Mattis; and many loving and caring Aunts, Uncles, and cousins. Friends and family will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Forgie-Snyder Funeral Home, 1032 Broadway, East McKeesport, 412-823-8083. A funeral service will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Those attending please wear a face covering. For online condolences please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.
Lacey M. (Ference) Shurtz, 31, of North Versailles, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, September 30, 2021. She was born on December 10, 1989 in McKeesport. She is preceded in death by her maternal grandparents Theodore and Arlene Gida, paternal... View Obituary & Service Information
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