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Ruth A. Shawver
BEAVER SPRINGS - Ruth A. Shawver, 91, of Beaver Springs RR1, died at 9:20 p.m. Monday, June 12, 2000, at her home. Born Sept. 11, 1908, in Troxelville, she was a daughter of the late William and Elsie Irene (Dean) Fuhrman. Her husband, Kimber A. Shawver, whom she married in 1930, died March 31, 1990. She is survived by nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Ada Benfer, Helen Wagner and Eva Knapp; and two brothers, Paul Fuhrman and James Fuhrman. She assisted her husband in farming in West Beaver Township for many years and, earlier in life, she had cleaned at Aurand Funeral Homes. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, McClure, and the Troxelville United Methodist Church. She enjoyed gardening and her dogs and cats. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the McClure chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes, North Brown Street, with the Rev. Kevin Brophy officiating. Interment will be in McClure Union Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, where family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Troxelville United Methodist Church, Troxelville, PA 17882.

Helen B. Sheafer
MOUNT UNION - Helen B. Sheafer, 83, of 324 S. Shaver St., Mount Union, died at 7:10 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2000, at her residence. Born Dec. 30, 1916, in Huntingdon, she was a daughter of the late William M. and Rachel (Speck) Brandt. Her husband, Ira R. Sheafer, survives. Also surviving are: a daughter, Ann S. Bierbower, Fresno, Calif.; two sisters and one brother; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was a homemaker. Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family at the Mount Union Cemetery, with Vicar Shelby DePriest officiating. There will be no public viewing. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Market and Jefferson streets, Mount Union, PA 17066. Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Earl E. 'Mike' Sheaffer
RICHFIELD - Earl E. "Mike" Sheaffer, 77, of Richfield, died at 1:05 a.m. Monday, July 3, 2000, at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg. Born July 8, 1922, in Snyder County, he was the son of the late Sherman W. and Fannie (Masters) Sheaffer. His wife, Norma M. (Garman) Sheaffer, survives. Also surviving are: children, James M. Sheaffer, Steven A. Sheaffer, Timothy M. Sheaffer, all of Richfield, Mrs. Ronald (Diane) Goodling, Selinsgrove, and Scott E. Sheaffer, Middleburg RR4; brother and sister, Robert R. Sheaffer, Freeburg and Sadie E. Housel, Richfield; 13 grandchildren and two great-granddaughters. He was preceded in death by a son, Douglas E. Sheaffer and eight brothers, William Ellsworth, Theodore, Lester, Charles, Edgar, Russell, Arthur and Herman. He attended Crossroads and Stahl's grammar schools. He served in the U.S. Army from 1943-1946 with the 42nd Infantry, Rainbow Division in Rhineland and Central Europe and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal. He raised and sexed chickens. He was employed as a deliveryman by the Richfield Feed Mill and by Elder Ewing Construction, Selinsgrove as a carpenter. He retired from Shirk Construction, Richfield in 1995 after 29 years. After retirement, he became a self-employed painter. He was a member of the St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Richfield where he served on the church council and was the custodian for 33 years. He was active in the Richfield Fire Dept. in the 1950s and 1960s and was a member of the Richfield Lions Club. He was an avid Phillies fan, hunter and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Richfield, with the Rev. Andrew C. Weaver officiating. Interment will be in Richfield Union Cemetery, where full military honors will be conducted by the Juniata County Veterans Association. Friends may call 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to: the St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church-Organ Fund, c/o George Snyder, RR1, Box 1008, Richfield, PA 17086. The Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville, is in charge of arrangements.

Elva M. Sheaffer
RICHFIELD - Elva M. Sheaffer, 91, of Richfield RR1, died at 5:40 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2000, at Sunbury Community Hospital. Born Aug. 15, 1909, in West Perry Township, Snyder County, she was the daughter of the late William E. and Annie (Snyder) Spriggle. Her husband, Theodore Sheaffer, whom she married Jan. 19, 1929, died Oct. 15, 1964. Surviving are: sons, Norman A. Sheaffer, Raymond E. Sheaffer and Gerald S. Sheaffer, all of Richfield; brothers and sister, Robert Spriggle and Mary Hubbert, both of Richfield and Howard Spriggle, Selinsgrove RR; nine grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Faye Sheaffer; three brothers, Wilford, Clarence and Harvey Spriggle; three sisters, Marie Spriggle, Verna Spriggle and Alma Landis. She was employed as a seamstress by L. Shellenberger Shirt Factory, Richfield for 40 years. She was the oldest active member of the Richfield Mennonite Church, where she belonged to the Willing Workers Sunday School Class. She was also a member of the Richfield Fire and Ambulance Companies. She enjoyed gardening, growing flowers, and making afghans. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Richfield Mennonite Church, with Pastor Jerry R. O'Connell officiating. Interment will follow in the Richfield Union Cemetery. Friends may call 6-9 p.m. Friday at the church, where family will be present 7-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Richfield Mennonite Church Mission Fund, RR1, Box 11, Richfield, PA 17086. The Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville, is in charge of arrangements.

Jacob Paul Shearer
LEWISTOWN - Jacob Paul Shearer, 63, 729 W. Fifth St., Lewistown, died at 6:25 a.m. Friday, July 14, 2000, at his residence. Born March 16, 1937 in Spruce Hill, Juniata County, he was the son of the late Arthur and Mildred (Grose) Shearer. His wife Norma (Davis) Shearer, whom he married Dec. 19, 1959, survives. Also surviving are: children, Mrs. Mark (Ruth) Eddy, Lewistown and Paul D. Shearer, Lewistown; a brother, Samuel Shearer, Burlington, Vt.; sisters, Mrs. Herbert (Ruth) Loucks, New Cumberland and Mrs. Charles (Mary) Schubert, Camp Hill; and five grandchildren. He was a member of the United States Army, having served from 1959 to 1962. He was employed as a maintenance mechanic for the Mifflin County School District, retiring in 1999. He was a member of Calvary Bible Church, Lewistown. Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. today at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Evan Iacoboni officiating. Interment will be in Lind Memorial Cemetery, Lewistown.

George E. Shehan
LEWISTOWN - George E. Shehan, 77, of 129 Nolan Drive, Lewistown, died at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, July 6, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital. Born July 5, 1923, in Mifflin County, he was a son of the late James and Sarah (Rowe) Shehan. His first wife, Patricia J. (Nolan) Shehan, died July 12, 1969. His second wife, Arlene (Deamer) Shehan, whom he married June 28, 1972, survives. Also surviving are: children, Constance L. Shehan and Mrs. Mel (Kay) Shehan Hughes, both of Gainesville, Fla., Mrs. John (Susan M.) Goss DeArmitt Jr., Boalsburg, and Polly A. (Goss) Bayerl, Lewisburg; sister and brother, Frances J. Goss, Lewistown and John Shehan, McClure. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in the 2nd Calvary and was awarded a Bronze Star. He was a self-employed builder contractor. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Lewistown. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Jeffrey D. McCleary officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the First Baptist Church, 111 E. Third St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Elizabeth J. 'Betty' Shellenberger
LEWISTOWN - Elizabeth J. "Betty" Shellenberger, 88, of 6 Kelly Drive, Lewistown, died at 4:07 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, 2000, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn. Born June 10, 1912, in Reedsville, she was the daughter of the late John C. and Mary B. (Himes) Kuhn. Her husband, Earl Shellenberger, whom she married June 10, 1935, survives. Also surviving are: children, Mrs. Donald (Linda) Mast, Lancaster and E. Ronald Shellenberger, Chambersburg; stepbrothers and stepsisters, Merle Stine, Mechanicsburg, Clarence Stine, Middletown, Melvin Stine, Alaska, Katherine Cree, Arizona, and Jay Stine, Kentucky; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by two brothers, three sisters, a half-brother, and an infant daughter. She was a housewife. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Lewistown, the Lewistown Hospital Auxiliary, the Women's Society Galilee Shrine 30, the Centre Union Homemakers, and the Order of the Eastern Star 283, Lewistown. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. David Schmuck and the Rev. Richard Swartz officiating. Interment will be in Church Hill Cemetery, Reedsville. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

James M. Shemory Jr.
BURNHAM - James M. Shemory Jr., 60, of 203 Fifth Ave., Burnham, died at 1:45 p.m. Friday, August 4, 2000, at his residence. Born July 3, 1940 in Lewistown, he was a son of the late James M. and Winifred V. (Wray) Shemory Sr. His wife Ilona J. "Sam" (Marshall) Shemory, whom he married Feb. 4, 1999, survives. Also surviving are: children; James M. Shemory III, in the military in Sicily, Italy and Melissa L. Orth, 424 S. Wayne St., Lewistown, brothers and sisters; Mrs. Donald (Dorothy L.) James, 218 Bratton Ave., Lewistown, Helen Metzger, Fort Myers, Fla. and Mrs. C. Earl (Anna Mary) Johnston, 245 Loop Road, Lewistown, one grandchild and six step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by an infant son and son, Sean Shemory. He served in the United States Marine Corp. He was a crane operator at Standard Steel, Burnham for 35 years. He was a member of Granville United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Lewistown Moose Lodge No. 143, the American Legion Post No. 90, VFW Post 7011, and he was also a member of City Hook and Ladder No. 14, Fame Fire Co. No. 2, Brooklyn Hose Co. No. 3 and Yeagertown Fire Co. A service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. William Danis officiating. Interment will be in Birch Hill Cemetery, Burnham. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to HOSPICE: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Miriam R. Sherlock
LEWISTOWN - Miriam R. Sherlock, 79, of Ohesson Manor Nursing Home, Lewistown, formerly of 3398 Route 103 N, Lewistown, died at 4:25 a.m., Monday, Sept. 11, 2000, at the nursing home. Born Feb. 19, 1921, in Mifflin County, she was a daughter of the late John M. and Anne (Rowe) Goss. Her husband, Kenneth B. Sherlock, preceded her in death Jan. 8, 1976. Surviving are: children, Kenneth B. Sherlock Jr., Gregory E. Sherlock, Jack L. Sherlock and Mrs. Miles (Annette) Crownover, all of Lewistown, and Douglas D. Sherlock, Belleville; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Dennis R. Sherlock, a brother, Robert Goss, and a great-granddaughter, Elizabeth. She worked for the Beacon Lodge Camp for the Blind and Yohn's Convalescent Home. She retired from housekeeping at the Holiday Inn, Burnham, in 1983. A funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Hoenstine Funeral Home, 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Geoff Huish officiating. Interment will be in Lind Memorial Cemetery, Lewistown. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Carolyn W. Shertzer
OAKLAND MILLS - Carolyn W. Shertzer, 19, of Oakland Mills, died of natural causes Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000, at her home. Born Oct. 5, 1981, in Manheim, Lancaster County, she was the daughter of Benjamin and Ruth S. (Weaver) Shertzer of Oakland Mills. Also surviving are: brothers and sister, Nathan W. Shertzer, Benjamin E. Shertzer, and Eunice E. Shertzer, all at home; paternal grandparents, Benjamin and Edith Shertzer of Millersville; and maternal grandparents, John and Annie Weaver of Morgantown. She was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister, Mervin R. Shertzer, Melvin W. Shertzer, and Sharon L. Shertzer. She attended Goodwill Mennonite School, Thompsontown and was a member of the Goodwill Mennonite Church, Thompsontown. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Goodwill Mennonite Church, Thompsontown RR1. Interment will be in Goodwill Mennonite Cemetery. Friends may call 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the church. Kindly omit flowers. The Andrew T. Scheid Funeral Home, 320 Blue Rock Road, Millersville, is in charge of arrangements.

Sharon L. Shertzer
OAKLAND MILLS - Sharon L. Shertzer, 9, of Oakland Mills, died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2000, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, of natural causes. Born Jan. 25, 1991, in Juniata County, she was the daughter of Benjamin N. and Ruth S. (Weaver) Shertzer of Oakland Mills. Also surviving are: two brothers and two sisters, Nathan W. Shertzer, Benjamin E. Shertzer, Eunice E. Shertzer, and Carolyn W. Shertzer, all at home; paternal grandparents, Benjamin and Edith Shertzer, Millersville; and maternal grandparents, John and Annie Weaver of Manheim. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Mervin R. Shertzer and Melvin W. Shertzer. She attended Goodwill Mennonite School and Goodwill Mennonite Church, Thompsontown. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Goodwill Mennonite Church, Thompsontown. Interment will be in the Goodwill Mennonite Cemetery. Family will receive friends 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. today and Friday following the service at the church. The family requests that there be no flowers. The Andrew T. Sheid Funeral Home, Millersville, is in charge of arrangements.

John E. Shilling Sr.
NEW CUMBERLAND - John E. Shilling Sr., 64, formerly of New Cumberland, died Monday, Oct. 30, 2000, at Manor Care, Carlisle. Born Aug. 8, 1936, in Mifflintown, he was the son of the late Charles E. and Agnes F. (Rowe) Shilling. His wife, Joanna P. (Slemons) Shilling, preceded him in death. Surviving are: children, John E. Shilling Jr., Grand Blanc, Miss. and Virona G. Rowe, New Cumberland; brothers and sister, Paul H. Shilling, Ladson, SC, Karl F. Shilling, Milroy, Charles E. Shilling, Lewistown, and Phyllis F. Migliore, Allentown; and five grandchildren. He was a former employee of PPG Industries, Mount Holly Springs. He attended Enola First Church of God. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Parthemore Funeral Home and Cremation Services, New Cumberland, with the Rev. Valentine H. Derr officiating. Interment will be in Rolling Green Memorial Park, Lower Allen Township. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the services Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Kidney Foundation of Central Pa., Suite 101, Olde Liberty Square, 4813 Jonestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17109.

Gilbert F. Shirey
LEWISTOWN - Gilbert F. Shirey, 89, a resident of Ohesson Manor Nursing Home, Lewistown, formerly of 12 Chapel Drive, Lewistown, died at 5 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, at the nursing home. Born Sept. 7, 1911, in Woodland, Clearfield County, he was the son of the late A.I. and Manerva (Ayers) Shirey. His wife, Thelma (Sipes) Shirey, preceded him in death. Surviving are: children, Twila Morgan, McVeytown, and Mrs. Dale D. (Virginia) Pollock, Lewistown; stepchildren, Judy Bollinger, Lewistown, Celesta Youtzy, Milroy, Marlene Stewart and Lee Gahagan, both of Burnham, Mahlon Seitz, McClure, and Paul Seitz, Duncannon; brothers and sister, Raymond Shirey and Edward Shirey, both of Lewistown, Kenneth Shirey, Merritt Island, Fla., and Mrs. John (Jane) Fabiankovick, Washington; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and numerous step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. He was a bricklayer at Standard Steel, Burnham. He was Methodist by faith and a member of United Steelworkers of America Local 1940. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Clifford Miller officiating. Interment will be in Lind Memorial Cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Mary T. Shirey
LEWISTOWN - Mary T. Shirey, 96, a resident of Ohesson Manor, Lewistown, formerly of 600 Knepp Ave., Lewistown, died at 7:34 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, 2000, at the manor. Born Dec. 20, 1903, in Mifflin, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Lillie Mae (Kerns) Shively. Her first husband, Earnest T. Stewart died in 1955 and her second husband, Martin Shirey, died in 1984. Surviving are: children, Mrs. John (Katherine) Hubler, 8 Montgomery Ave., Lewistown and James Stewart, Chambersburg; a stepson, Linwood Shirey, Harvard Street, Lewistown; sisters, Betty Myers, 600 Knepp Ave., Lewistown and Irene Decker, Baltimore, Md.; seven children; seven great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Charles R. Stewart; three brothers, Paul, William, and Arthur Shively; and two sisters, Martha Shively and Margaret Ridell. She was a production employee at Cluett-Peabody, Arrow Division Shirt Factory. She attended Calvary Bible Church, Lewistown and was a member of the Women of the Moose Lodge, Lewistown. Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family, with the Rev. Howard D. Houtz officiating. Interment will be in Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown. There will be no viewing. Memorial contributions may be made to: Ohesson Manor, 276 Green Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044. Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Glenn I. Shirk
MIFFLINTOWN - Glenn I. Shirk, 78, of 105 N. Fifth St., Mifflintown, died at 6:46 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born Dec. 27, 1921, in Mifflintown, he was the son of the late John R. and Edna (Staley) Shirk. Surviving are: a son, Glenn I. Shirk Jr., Danville; brothers and sisters, Ray Shirk, Lewis Shirk, Esther Cisney, and Lorraine McKnight, all of Mifflintown. He was preceded in death by a sister, Elizabeth L. "Bib" Renninger, on Feb. 10, 1989, and a brother, Paul L. "Mope" Shirk, on July 6, 1998. He was a United States Army veteran of World War II. He was employed by D.E. Smith, Inc. for many years and had worked for various other contractors. He was a member of the Crawford-Brubaker VFW Post 5863 and the American Legion Post 298, both in Mifflintown and a life member of the Mifflintown Hose Company No. 1. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown, with the Rev. Frank J. Swartz officiating. Full military honors will be provided by the Juniata County Veterans Council. There will be no public viewing and family will provide all funeral flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Mifflintown Hose Company No. 1, Washington Avenue, Mifflintown, PA 17059. Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, is in charge of arrangements.

Guy L. Shirk
REEDSVILLE - Guy L. Shirk, 80, of 101 Bonnie Lane, Reedsville, died at 2:10 p.m. Saturday, July 15, 2000, at Locust Grove Retirement Village, Mifflin. Born Sept. 20, 1919, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late John A. Shirk and Tressie (Davidson) Shirk Taylor. His wife, Alva (Rowe) Shirk, whom he married Aug. 9, 1941, survives. Also surviving are: two sons, Guy L. Shirk II, Medina, Ohio, and David G. Shirk, Oriental, NC; a sister, Dorothy Picketts, Lewistown; and two grandsons. He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the United States Army Medical Corp. He was regional manager/picker of X-Ray Corporation, Cleveland, Ohio for 32 years, retiring in 1974. From 1974-1987, he was owner/operator of Mother Hubbard's Kitchen Center (a custom kitchen design firm), Mechanicsburg. He was a member of Yeagertown United Methodist Church, Mann Avenue, Yeagertown, where he sang with the choir and was in the men's group. He was also a member of the Oklahoma City Kiwanis Club and the Blue Juniata Barber Shop Chorus. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Yeagertown United Methodist Church, Mann Avenue, Yeagertown, with the Rev. Thomas B. Morningstar officiating. Private interment will be in Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown. There will be no public viewing, but family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of services Wednesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 2001 N. Front St., Harrisburg, PA 17102. Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Elizabeth Shirk
RICHFIELD - Mary Elizabeth Shirk, 78, a resident of The Zendt Home, Richfield, formerly of Mount Pleasant Mills RR1, died at 6 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, at the nursing home, where she resided since 1979. Born Dec. 3, 1921, in Richfield, she was the daughter of the late Nettie (Pyle) and Merrion S. Shirk Sr. She is survived by brothers and sisters, Lawrence E. Shirk, Eliot, Maine, Merrion S. "Jr." Shirk Jr. and Mrs. William (Dorothy A.) Musser, both of Middleburg, Mrs. Donald (Helen J.) Metzgar, Port Trevorton RR1, and Mrs. Fred (Geraldine M.) Spotts, Mount Pleasant Mills RR1; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by brothers, Richard Shirk, in infancy in 1938 and Samuel Charles "Sam" Shirk on Aug. 3, 2000; and one sister, P. Mae Dorman on June 11, 2000. She was a member of the Richfield Mennonite Church, Richfield and its Ladies Sunday School Class. She loved children, car rides, and also enjoyed singing groups, especially gospel. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Richfield Mennonite Church, with Pastor Jerry R. O'Connell officiating. Interment will be in the Richfield Union Cemetery, Richfield. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of the services Saturday at the church. The George P. Garman Funeral Home Inc., Mount Pleasant Mills, is in charge of arrangements.

Helen Hale Shoop
LEWISTOWN - Helen Hale Shoop, 93, of 602 S. Grand St., Lewistown, died at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 3, 2000, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born Dec. 31, 1906, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Atta (Graham) Price. Her first husband, George F. Hale, died in 1948 and her second husband, Harry H. P. Shoop, died March 3, 1990. Surviving are: a daughter, Dolores J. Britt, Lewistown; stepsons, Robert F. Shoop, Lewistown and Richard E. Shoop, Beaver Springs; half-brother and half-sister, Rush Price, Halifax and Margaret Paterson, Lewistown; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth G. Hale in 1929 and one sister. She was employed by the American Viscose Corporation in the cake converting department as a supervisor for 38 years, retiring in 1965. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the Golden Rule Sunday School Class, the church financial committee, and was on the administration board of the church. She was also a member of the Avisco 25 Year Club and was a tutor for the fast track program at Buchanan Elementary School. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church, Third and Dorcas Streets, Lewistown, with the Rev. David Schmuck and Karen McCachren officiating. Interment will be in Lind Memorial Cemetery. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Hoenstine Funeral Home, 75 Logan St., Lewistown and from 10 a.m. until the time of the services Wednesday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the First United Methodist Church Building Fund, Third and Dorcas Streets, Lewistown, PA 17044.

Robert T. 'Bob' Shover
EAST WATERFORD - Robert T. Shover, 82, of East Waterford RR1, died at 6:12 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital. Born June 22, 1918, in Milford Township, Juniata County, he was the son of the late Lloyd Shover and Florence A. (Temple) Lingle. His companion of 21 years, Dorothy J. Wileman, survives. Also surviving are Mrs. Wileman's seven children, Larry Wileman and Carol Zook, both of Mifflintown, Gloria St. John, Lois Grassmyer, Susan Goshorn, all of Port Royal, Cheryl Wileman, Chambersburg, and Linda Breon, East Waterford; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was the last of his immediate family, having been preceded in death by four brothers; five sisters; a daughter, Sharon K. Roush; and a grandson, Ronald Roush Jr. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a truck driver with various companies and during his retirement, he was a driver for J&D, Reedsville for the Mifflin Senior Citizens Center. He was a member of the Crawford-Brubaker VFW Post 5863 and the American Legion Post 298, both of Mifflintown. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. Jack D. Twombly officiating. Interment will be in the Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown, where full military honors will be conducted by the Juniata County Veterans Council. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of the services Saturday at the funeral home.

Florence T. E. Showers
MIFFLINTOWN &emdash; Florence T. E. Showers, 89, of Mifflintown RR3, died at 12:15 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000, at her home. Born March 22, 1911, in Brickerville, Lancaster County, she was a daughter of the late James and Amanda (Todd) Enck. Her husband, Dr. Lloyd W. Showers, died Jan. 16, 1987. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Boyd (Evelyn "Jake") Heath of Lancaster and a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, Paul Showers, on April 5, 1952; two brothers, Ralph Enck and W. Roy Enck; and three sisters, E. Mae Enck, Helen Zwally, and Mildred Balmer. Early in life, she worked for her family's business, Enck's Ice Cream in Brickerville, making ice cream and clear toy candy. She was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church, Mifflintown; the Ever Ready Sunday School Class; the Women of the ELCA; the Mifflin Chapter No. 260 Order of the Eastern Star; and the Juniata County Retired School Employees. She was a former Girl Scout leader and former member of the Homemaker's Group. She enjoyed crocheting and braiding rugs. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Messiah Lutheran Church, with the Rev. William N. Esborn officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in St. Stephen's Lutheran Cemetery, Licking Creek Valley. There will be no viewing. The family will provide all funeral flowers, but memorial contributions may be made to Messiah Lutheran Church, 3 South Third St., Mifflintown, PA 17059 or to the Dr. Lloyd W. Showers Scholarship Fund, c/o Andrew Winder, treasurer, RR3, Mifflintown, PA 17059 or to the Boy Scouts of America, 9 Taylor Drive, Reedsville, PA 17084. The Guss Funeral Home, 20 South Third St., Mifflintown, is in charge of arrangements.

John Richard Showers
MILLERSTOWN - John Richard Showers, 68, of Millerstown, died at 12:40 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2000, at the Polyclinic Medical Center, Harrisburg. Born Aug. 27, 1932, in Millerstown, he was the son of the late John S. and Grace (Siemanski) Showers. His wife, Mildred J. (Simonton) Showers, whom he married June 12, 1954, survives. He graduated from Greenwood High School, Millerstown in 1950. Also surviving are: children, Richard A. Showers, Red Lion, Sue Magill and Sandy Spade, both of Millerstown; a brother, Ronald Showers, Millerstown; and seven grandchildren. He was employed by Sprint, Newport and Carlisle, for 41 years as a lineman, an installer and repairman, and as a member of the Testing Board, until his retirement in 1994 in Facility Layout. He was a member of the Millerstown United Methodist Church, where he sang in the church choir. He was also a member and past master of Newport Lodge 381 F&AM; the Zembo Temple; the Zembo Chanters; the Zembo Luncheon Club; the Scottish Rite Consistory, where he sang in the Consistory Choir; the Perry-Juniata Shrine Club; the Newport Royal Arch Chapter 238; and the Millerstown Fire Company and Ambulance League. He delivered Meals on Wheels, was an avid golfer, enjoyed woodworking and music, and attending his grandchildren's activities. Services will be held at noon Saturday, at the Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, Sunbury and High Streets, Millerstown, with Pastor Katherine A. Behrens officiating. Interment will be in the Riverview Cemetery, Millerstown. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of services Saturday at the funeral home. The Newport Lodge 381 F&AM, will conduct a Masonic Service immediately following the viewing. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Millerstown Fire Company/Ambulance League, PO Box 204, Millerstown, PA 17062 or to the Millerstown United Methodist Church, 702 E. Sunbury St., Millerstown, PA 17062.

Keith B. Showers
REEDSVILLE - Keith B. Showers, 71, of 8 Mill Pond Road, Reedsville, died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2000, at his residence. Born Jan. 18, 1929, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Tressa G. Thrush. He is survived by a brother, Richard Showers, South Wayne Street, Lewistown; and a number of nieces and nephews. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He started his career with the Russell National Bank as a bookkeeper on Jan. 3, 1953. Between 1953 and 1969, he worked as a teller in commercial lending and the bank's mortgage department. In 1969, he joined the bank's trust staff and was later named a vice president. He retired on Jan. 31, 1991, with 38 years of service. He was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Lewistown and currently served on the Vestery, was acolyte master, head of the Altar Guild, and attended to many other church activities. He was active in the antique business and owned Keith's Antiques. He was also involved in the Golden Mile Farmer's Market and was a member of BPOE No. 663, Lewistown. A requiem eucharist will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Lewistown, with the Rev. Dr. Derald Stump officiating. Interment will be in St. Mark's Cemetery. There will be no viewing. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 21 S. Main St., Lewistown, PA 17044. Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Mildred A. Shriner
HUNTINGDON - Mildred A. Shriner, 74, of 424 Moore St., Huntingdon, died at 2:58 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2000, at The Oaks-Westminster Woods in Huntingdon. Born Sept. 30, 1926, in Ennisville, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Jessica (Stewart) Oburn. She was preceded in death by two husbands, John S. Kauffman and Harry P. Shriner. Surviving are: children, John A. Kauffman, R. Dean Kauffman, Charles D. Shriner and Bonnie K. Shriner, all of Huntingdon, and Candy S. Brumbaugh, Cassville; sisters, Ethel Shaaf, Lewistown, and Hester Duey, Altoona; and eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 10 brothers and sisters. She attended the Stone Valley High School. She was a waitress in Huntingdon County for 49 years, having worked for the Livery Stable and the Corner Room Restaurant in Huntingdon and later for Jerry's Diner in Warrior Ridge until her retirement. She was Methodist by faith. She was a member of the ladies auxiliaries of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 223, Huntingdon; the Standing Stone Post 1754 VFW, Huntingdon; and the Frank P. Hommon Post 24 American Legion, Huntingdon. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, at the Robert E. Peters Funeral Home, 1106 Mifflin St., Huntingdon, with the Rev. James Thomas officiating and the Rev. Georgetta Hartley assisting. Interment will be in Huntingdon Memorial Gardens, Huntingdon RR1. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until the time of services Saturday at the funeral home.

Robert W. Simpson
MILLERSTOWN - Robert W. Simpson, 77, of Old Ferry Road, Millerstown, died at 1:05 a.m. Friday, Dec. 15, 2000 at Harrisburg Hospital. Born July 2, 1923 in Pittsburgh, he was a son of the late Elizabeth (Patton) and William N. Simpson. His wife, Reta M. (Willard) Simpson, whom he married Fed. 5, 1955 survives. Also surviving are: children, William H. Yoder, Atco, NJ, Robert J. Simpson, Millerstown and Carol D. Reich, Millerstown; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Russell W. Yoder. He was a 1941 graduate of Pitman High School. He served in the United States Navy from 1943 to 1969, having served in the European, Pacific and American Theatres and retired as a Master Chief Machinist's Mate. He was a part-time beef farmer and opened the first H & R Block Office in Newport, and also worked in the Pennsylvania State Capitol Building in the heating plant. He enjoyed raising beagles for field trial competition, and also enjoyed bowling and steam locomotion. His funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, Sunbury and High streets, Millerstown, with the Rev. James A. Neimond Jr. officiating. Interment will be in St. Matthews Cemetery, Millerstown. Friends may call from noon until the time of service Tuesday at the funeral home.

Jeannette M. (Hunter) Skopic
MOUNT UNION - Jeannette M. (Hunter) Skopic, 81, of Box 1158, Mount Union RR1, and formerly of McClure RR1, died at 12:10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, 2000, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Born March 26, 1919, in Reedsville, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Kathryn (Civitts) Baker. Her first husband, Joseph E. Hunter, died Dec. 13, 1980, and she is survived by her second husband, Stephen Skopic, whom she married Jan. 18, 1986. Also surviving are: children, Joseph A. Hunter, Mrs. Robert (Wanda) Walters, Mrs. Philip (Betty) Greca, Mrs. Gordon (Shirley) Shawver and Ronald R. Hunter, all of McClure; step-children, Timothy Skopic, Dallas, Ellis Skopic, Orbisonia, and Albert Skopic, York; brothers and sisters, Betty Houser, Milroy, Fred Baker and Ellen Miller, both of Atkinson Mills, Frank Baker, Washington, and Robert Baker, McClure; 21 grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Long; a son, Edward Hunter; a grandson, Lawrence E. Shawver on July 30, 1984; a brother, John Baker; and a sister, Helen Allenbaugh. She was a homemaker and a member of the Sugar Run Church of the Brethren, Mount Union and its Women's Fellowship. Services were held Sunday at Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. James H. Hullihen officiating. Interment was in Wagner Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Salvation Army, 9 S. Dorcas St., Lewistown, PA 17044 or the American Cancer Society, 26 N. Brown St., Lewistown

Ralph M. 'Sonny' Slemons
MIFFLINTOWN - Ralph M. "Sonny" Slemons, 58, of Mifflintown RR1, died at 1:25 p.m. Friday, June 30, 2000, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Born May 5, 1942, in Lewistown, he was a son of Anna Mae (Milton) Slemons of Lewistown and the late Ralph W. Slemons Jr. His first wife, Joyce (Miller) Slemons, died Jan. 1, 1994. His second wife, Bonnie (Harlon) Slemons of Mifflintown RR1, whom he married June 21, 1999, survives. Also surviving are: children, Ralph W. Slemons, Lewistown, Kimbra K. Shope, Florida, and Mrs. Ronald (Tracy) Maidens, Oneoata, N.Y.; stepchildren, Mrs. William (Candi) Sellers and Mrs. William (Peggy) Traxler, both of Lewistown, and Mrs. James (Beth) Camp, Albertville, Ala.; a sister, Mrs. Milton (Patricia) Moyer, Milroy; six grandchildren and six step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Slemons and Kenneth Slemons. He served in the United States Air Force. He was employed by Standard Steel, Burnham in the melt shop, retiring in 1997 due to disability. He was a member of Evangelical Methodist Church, Lewistown. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Hoenstine Funeral Homes, Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Roland T. Pecht officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Rock Cemetery. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Anne Love Smith
MOUNT UNION - Anne Love Smith, 74, of 42 Lower Country Club Road, Mount Union, died at 8:13 a.m. Friday, Aug. 25, 2000 at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. Born July 10, 1926 in Orbisonia, she was a daughter of the late Clair M. and Marjorie (Walls) Love. Her husband Ray L. Smith, whom she married June 6, 1944, survives. Also surviving are: children; Patricia A. Pavlik and James R. Smith, both of Lower Country Club Road, Mount Union; sisters, Jean Lukens, Lower Country Club Road, Mount Union and Joan Renaldi, Reedsville, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by brothers, C. James Love and Frank B. Love. She was a graduate of Mount Union High School and attended Shippensburg State College. Early in life, she worked as a telephone operator and at the defense plant in Carlisle during World War II. She also worked in the office at Hanover Canning Company, the Mount Union Cable Company, and as a receptionist at the Days Inn, Huntingdon. She was a member of Presbyterian Church, Mount Union, where she taught Sunday school at the elementary level and was active in the Presbyterian Women's Association. She was a member of OES Chapter 280, Mount Union and the Juniata Association for the Blind, and a past member of the Lady's Golf Association at the American Country Club, Mount Union. She was an avid bridge player, and at one time, she was very active in the Lower Huntingdon County Hospital Auxiliary. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union, with the Rev. Carol Barrett officiating. Interment will be in Mount Union Cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Sunday, and from 9 a.m. Monday until the time of the service at the funeral home. An Eastern Star memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Presbyterian Church, c/o Judy Streightiff, 2512 Cold Springs Road, Huntingdon, PA 16652.

Beaulah P. Smith
LEWISTOWN - Beaulah P. Smith, 80, of Ohesson Manor, Lewistown, formerly of Burgard Apartments, Lewistown, died at 1:35 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born Jan. 23, 1920, in Duncansville, she was a daughter of the late Theodore H. and Amanda J. (Smith) Ream. Her first husband, John E. Matthews, died July 1946, and her second husband, Harry E. Smith, died Dec. 25, 1964. Surviving are a daughter, Arlene M. Lepley, Lewistown; two grandsons and one great-granddaughter. She was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by two brothers, Cloyd Claar and Jacob Claar, and a sister, Mildred E. Yoder. Early in life, she worked at the American Viscose Corporation, and later worked as a waitress at area clubs. She was Methodist by faith. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 South Market St., McVeytown, with the Rev. Donald E. Peters Jr. officiating. Interment will be in the Mattawana Cemetery, McVeytown. Family will receive friends from noon until the time of services Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Ohesson Manor Nursing Home, 276 Green Ave. Extended, Lewistown, PA 17044.

Connie A. Smith
LEWISTOWN - Connie A. Smith, 63, of 123 Chestnut St., Lewistown, died at 8 a.m. Friday, Aug. 25, 2000, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born June 4, 1937, in Reedsville, she was the daughter of the late James M. and Dorothy (Fultz) Reigle. Her husband, Robert A. Smith, died Dec. 12, 1998. Surviving are: a son, C. Rick Sunday, Bay St. Louis, Mo.; stepdaughter, Deborah Felmlee, Valley Street, Lewistown; brothers and sisters, Donald M. Reigle and Charles Reigle, both of Reedsville, Phyllis M. Rhoades, Milroy and Patsy Bender, Lewistown; one granddaughter and three step-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by an infant son, Alan Sunday in 1957; one brother; and an aunt and uncle, Charles and Alma Freed, who raised her. She was an assembler at Sanyo for 20 years and retired from United Commercial Travelers in 1999. Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown, with the Rev. Daniel Neff officiating. There will be no public viewing. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044. Hoenstine Funeral Home, Inc, 75 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Emma M. Smith
LEWISTOWN - Emma M. Smith, 77, of Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown, formerly of 404 S. Brown St., Lewistown, died at 1:07 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, 2000 at the nursing home. Born Sept. 16, 1923 in Lewistown, she was a daughter of late William Henry and Carrie (Page) Smith. She is survived by a niece. She was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by two sisters, Winifred Selden and Erna Smith, a twin sister, and by one brother, Homer "Bud" Smith. She was a retired housekeeper. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, Lewistown. She had also attended Cedar Grove Brethren in Christ Church, Mifflintown RR4. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Newport Cemetery, Newport. There will be no viewing or visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church, 384 S. Main St., Lewistown, PA 17044 or to the Cedar Grove Brethren in Christ Church, RR4, Box 4715 Mifflintown, PA 17059. The Rex Funeral Home, Port Royal is in charge of the arrangements.


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