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Shawnarea Callahan, 53, Emporium

Shawnarea Callahan, 53, of Emporium, PA passed away at her residence, Emporium, PA on Tuesday morning (June 4, 2024) following a brief illness.

She was born September 16, 1970 in Ridgway, PA a daughter of the late Daniel and Lillian Smith Zimmer and John Erskine. On October 14, 1995 in First United Methodist Church, Emporium, PA she married Thomas Callahan, who survives.

Shawnarae graduated from Cameron County High School. She was the former executive director of the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce. She loved hunting and fishing and was active in many high school sports as well as adult recreational sports. She loved spending time with her family and friends.

In addition to her husband she is survived by a son, Jakeb Callahan (Emilie), Emporium; grandson, Sheamus Callahan; five brothers, Leonard Smith (Michelle), Florida; Ricky Jo Smith (Helen), Erie; John Smith (Kim), Austin; John D. Erskine, Emporium; Harry Erskine, Emporium; sister, Susan Lyon (Scott), Emporium and a sister-in-law, Mary Smith, Brockway.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Daniel and Lillian Zimmer; father, John Erskine; two brothers, Brett and David Edward Smith.

There will be No Visitation. A Celebration of Life Gathering will be announced at a later date

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to assist the family with final expenses by mailing donations to Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. 4th St., Emporium, PA 15834 or may be placed online on Barnett Funeral Home website.

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

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