- Grove City, Pennsylvania


February 6, 2013

William K. Shields Jr.

Mercer grad worked at Mercer Alloy, Divers Steel

WARREN, Ohio — William K. Shields Jr. of Greenville passed away at 3:10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, in St. Joseph Health Center, Warren, Ohio, after a brief illness. He was 72.

Mr. Shields was born Feb. 5, 1940, in Sharon to William Shields Sr. and Ethel Holzapfeh Shields.

He graduated from Mercer High School.

William worked at Mercer Alloy and as a plant manager for Divers Steel City for 15 years.

On June 5, 1971, he married Shirley M. Diehl, who survives at home.

William was of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed hunting and camping.

William is survived by: his loving wife, Shirley; two daughters, Paula M. and her husband Todd Snyder; and Billie L. Shields; and a son, Kenneth V. Shields and his wife Linda, all Greenville; three sisters, Dolores and her husband Andrew Raiti, also Greenville; and Ruby Hoover; and Roberta and her husband Bob Regis, all Sharpsville; five grandchildren, Sarah Snyder, Jocelyn Snyder, Brittany Shields, Zackary Shields and Cory Shields; and two great-grandchildren, Darian Keller and Sophia Keller.

Also surviving are several nieces and nephews; and a brother- and sister-in-law, Jerry and Patricia Diehl, Transfer.

He was preceded in death by his father, William K. Shields Sr.; his mother, Ethel L. Shields; his sister, Beverly Burnett; and his brother, Robert Shields.

Calling hours are noon to time of service today (2-2-13) in Donaldson-Mohney Funeral Home, 124 Main St., Sharpsville. Online condolences may be expressed at

Funeral services at 3 p.m. today in the funeral home, with the Rev. Todd Jaussen, pastor of Crossroads Christian Fellowship, West Salem Township, officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of William to Mercer County 4-H, Route 19, Mercer, PA 16137.

Published Feb. 2, 2013 in Allied News. Pick up a copy at 201A Erie St., Grove City.

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