Shirley Neiman

Obituary of Shirley M. Neiman

Shirley Marie (Overholtzer) Neiman, 89, of Pottstown, passed away on October 11, 2021, at Amity Place in Douglassville. She was the wife of the late Richard Harvey Neiman, Jr., who passed away in 1994.


Born in Kenilworth, PA, on February 2, 1932, Shirley was the daughter of the late Thurman and Laura (Merkey) Overholtzer.


Although Shirley worked for various companies over the years, her primary role in life was raising her six sons. She was a longtime and faithful member of New Life Bible Fellowship Church in Oley for over 30 years, and also an avid bowler. She was a precious mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who will be deeply missed. 


Shirley is lovingly remembered by her sons, Randy Neiman, Richard (& Eileen) Neiman, Craig (& Deborah) Neiman, Mark (& Michelle) Neiman, Jeffrey (& Kelly) Neiman, and Michael (& Beth) Neiman; her sister, Joyce Straub; her grandchildren, Kristen, Amanda, Jacob, Troy, Jason, Eric, Shawn, Justin, and Jeremy; and nineteen great-grandchildren.


In addition to her husband and parents, Shirley is predeceased by her brother, Robert Overholtzer.


A viewing will take place on Thursday, October 14, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at Houck & Gofus Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 955 N. Charlotte St., Pottstown, PA 19464. A Life Celebration will follow at 11:00 a.m.


A webcast of Shirley’s services will also be available beginning at 11:00 a.m. Please visit and click on the “webcast” tab to view the webcast. If you have any questions, please call 610-323-8220.


Interment will take place after the service at Highland Memorial Park, 701 Farmington Ave., Pottstown, PA 19464.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Shirley’s memory to New Life Bible Fellowship Church, 2960 W. Philadelphia Ave., Oley, PA 19547.