Shirley J. Shaffer
BELLEVILLE - Shirley J. Shaffer, 67, of 147 Treaster Road, Belleville, died at 6 a.m. Tuesday, May 13, 2003, at her home.
Born Feb. 8, 1936, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Howard M. and Helen G. (Harshbarger) Treaster. Her husband, Eugene H. Shaffer, died Dec. 30, 2002.
Surviving are: three children, Mrs. Stephen (Kathy) Elliott, Lewistown, Alan E. (Butch) Shaffer, Belleville, and Mrs. D. Eugene (Kelly) Winters, Lancaster; seven brothers and sisters, Kathleen and husband Harry Weikel, William and wife Darlis Treaster, James and wife Jean Treaster, Evelyn and husband Robert Hassinger, Howard M. Treaster, Jr., Robert and wife Cindy Treaster, all of Belleville, and Beverly and husband Sanford Frankhouser, Barrville; a sister-in-law, Jane Treaster, Reedsville; five grandsons, one step-granddaughter, and one step-great-granddaughter.
She was a former employee of Fisher Electronics. She retired as Office Manager for Metz Hatchery, Belleville, after 30 years of service.
She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Belleville, and was serving as treasurer of WELCA and was a life member and secretary for Belleville Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary.
Her funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Belleville, with Rev. Lois Martin officiating. Interment will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery.
Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today at the Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, 3813 W. Main St., Belleville.
Memorials may be sent to: St. John's Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 5716, Belleville, PA 17004.
David R. Shank Sr.
CONNEAUT, OH - David R. Shank, Sr., 71, of Conneaut, OH, died Saturday afternoon, June 7, at the Ashtabula County Medical Center, Ashtabula, OH.
Born June 17, 1931, in Milroy, a son of Oliver and Florence (Baker) Shank.
A Conneaut resident for the past 31 years, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and was employed as plant manager at the former Plycraft, retiring in 1995. He was a former member of the Elks Club, was an avid hunter, and enjoyed auto racing. His passion was working on his farm.
Surviving are: his wife, Thelma (Bartlett) Shank, whom he married Sept. 8, 1949; two sons, David R., Jr. of North Kingsville, OH, and Timothy S. of Conneaut, OH; four grandchildren, D.R. Shank, Stacie Shank, Scott Shank, and Julie Shank; two great-grandchildren, Quinn L. Rudler and Tanner Ray Shank; five sisters, Alda Wilson and Donna Brinner, both of Phoenix, AZ, Ruth Hoar, Jane Glass, and Irma Nale, all of Milroy; and his brother, Kenneth Shank of Milroy.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons, Kenneth and Mark, and three brothers, Glen, Marlin, and Alvin Shank.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Marcy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut, OH, with the Rev. Dr. Clyde A. McGee, pastor of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church officiating. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Mary Jane Shank
MILROY - Mary Jane Shank, 42, of 15 Barney's Lane, Milroy, died at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 26, 2003, at her sister's home in Belleville.
Born Jan. 24, 1960, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Sara Louise (Rhodes) Willoughby. Her husband, Daryl N. Shank, whom she married July 23, 1982, survives.
Also surviving are: a son, Kristopher C. Shank, Milroy; a step-son, Dustin Shank, Reading; five brothers and sisters, Paul A. Willoughby, Belleville, Mrs. Steven (Vicki L.) Wyland, Belleville, Terry J. and Jodi Willoughby, Milroy, and Kelly Jo Willoughby, Cheyenne, WY; and a granddaughter, Kendall Shank.
She worked in quality control at Trinity Plastics, Lewistown.
She was a 1978 graduate of Kish High School. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Siglerville.
Her funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Siglerville with Pastor Rosalie N. Smith officiating. Interment will be in Salem Cemetery, Siglerville.
Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Friday at Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville.
Memorials may be sent to: Hospice The Bridge, East Market St., Lewistown, PA 17044 or to St. John's Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 451, Milroy, PA 17063.
Cora H. Shawver
LEWISTOWN - Cora H. Shawver, 79, a resident of Valley View Haven, formerly of Lewistown, died at 6:10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, 2003, at Valley View Haven.
Born April 6, 1923, in Mifflin County, she was a daughter of the late Grant R. and Lola (Prough) Snook. Her husband, Merril A. Shawver, preceded her in death on March 5, 1987.
Surviving are five children, Irvin L. Snook, Lewistown, Mrs. Ronald (Jean) Phillips, Yeagertown, Mrs. Roy (Barbara) Rowland, Palatka, FL, S. James Shawver, Lewistown, and Lovan Kurtz, Lewistown; a sister, Hazel Auman, Holly Springs, 20 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a grandson, three brothers and a sister.
She was employed at Tony's Cottage Inn and then at Hartley's Potato Chip Factory.
She was a Lutheran by faith.
Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. today in Belltown Cemetery, with Rev. Troy Kerstetter officiating.
A viewing will be held 9-10 a.m. today at Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown.
Memorial contributions may be made to Valley View Haven, 4702 E. Main St., Belleville PA 17004.
Velma G. Shawver
LEWISTOWN - Velma G. Shawver, 75, of 17 Goss Terrace, Lewistown, died at 6:25 a.m. Thursday, July 31, 2003, at Lewistown Hospital.
Born Sept. 15, 1927, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Jonathan and Marie Esther (Gemberling) Gemberling.
Surviving are: two daughters, Mrs. Gary (Julia) Snyder, P.O. Box 72, Burnham and Sharen L. Shawver, Lewistown; a sister, Joan Metz, Lewistown; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild.
She worked at Winder for Allis Chalmers, Sanford, NC.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Mt. Rock Cemetery with Rev. Jacob T. Traxler officiating. There will be no viewing.
Hoenstine Funeral Home, Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorials may be sent to: American Heart Association, 501 Howard Ave., Bldg. D, Altoona, PA 16601.
Paul E. Sheaffer
HARRISBURG - Paul E. Sheaffer, 46, of Hampton Hill Court, Harrisburg, formerly of Port Royal, died Thursday morning, Feb. 27, 2003, at Beverly Healthcare, Gettysburg.
Born April 19, 1956, in Pittsburgh, he was a son of Dorothy (Stine) Sheaffer, Port Royal, and the late John H. Sheaffer, who did Sept. 14, 2001.
Surviving are: a brother, Jim Sheaffer and his wife Susan, Port Royal; a nephew, Daniel Sheaffer; three nieces, Lindsey, Chloe, and Sydney Sheaffer, all of Port Royal; and his extended family of aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends.
He was an accomplished musician and taught private piano and organ lessons in the Camp Hill and Harrisburg area. He was a visiting organist at many churches in the area and volunteered with many music events over the past years.
He was a 1974 graduate of Juniata High School, Mifflintown. He attended Shenandoah Conservatory of Music in Virginia and the Philadelphia Academy of Music.
He was a member of the Presbyterian Church, Mexico.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, at Rex Funeral Home, Port Royal with Rev. M. Eugene Heidler officiating. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.
There will be no viewing.
Memorials may be sent to: The Bethesda Mission, 611 Reilly St., P.O. Box 3041, Harrisburg, PA 17105 in Paul's name.
Douglas Eugene 'Doug' Shellenberger
COCOLAMUS - Douglas Eugene "Doug" Shellenberger, 42, of HCR 63, Cocolamus, entered into eternal rest Wednesday, June 25, 2003, at Lewistown Hospital, from injuries suffered in an auto accident.
Born July 26, 1960, in Lewisburg, he was the son of June (Renninger) and Harold E. Shellenberger, RR1 Richfield.
Also surviving are: two daughters, Sara L. Shellenberger, Middleburg and Brandy L. Shellenberger, Citra, FL; a grandson, Austin Roy Yerger, Middleburg; a brother, Bruce A. Shellenberger and his wife, Kathy, RR4 Middleburg; maternal grandmother, Ethel Renninger, Richfield; maternal uncles, Earl Renninger and wife, Lorraine, John Renninger and wife Audrey, and Stanley Renninger and wife Lorraine, all of Richfield; maternal aunts, Lois Reichenbach and husband Robert, RR2 Mt. Pleasant Mills, and Carol Swartz and husband Phil, Tallahassee, FL; paternal uncle, Carl Shellenberger and wife Judy, Richfield; four paternal aunts, Pauline Benner and husband, Herman, HCR 63, Cocolamus, Doris Sheaffer and husband, Raymond, RR1 Richfield, Shirley Moyer and husband, Harold, RR2 Millerstown, and Mary Roth and Husband, George, Marysville; two nieces, Heidi Rose and Emma Jane Shellenberger.
He was preceded in death by: maternal grandfather, Arthur Renninger; maternal uncle, Paul Renninger; paternal grandparents, Reno and Hazel Shellenberger; paternal aunt, Phyllis Minium; and his beloved dog, Cane.
He graduated from Middleburg High School in 1978 and later graduated from SUN AREA Career and Technology Center, New Berlin, where he was certified for small engine repairs.
He was employed by Renninger's Lumber Company, Richfield, until he retired in 1994 due to disability.
He was associated with the Stony Run Mission Church, RR1 Richfield.
He loved his family and enjoyed being outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He was accomplished in repairing lawn mowers. A highlight of his was that of motorcycles.
His funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the George P. Garman Funeral Home, Mt. Pleasant Mills, with Rev. James Neimond officiating. Interment will be in Richfield Union Cemetery, Richfield.
Visitors may call from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to a trust fund for Doug's daughters, c/o Harold E. Shellenberger to Swineford National Bank, HCR 72, Box 15A, Mt. Pleasant Mills, PA 17853.
Harold L. Shepherd
LEWISTOWN - Harold L. Shepherd, 69, of 740 Dry Valley Road, Lewistown, died at 4:08 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003, at Lewistown Hospital.
Born Oct. 9, 1933, in Lewistown, he was a son of Erma M. (Fisher) Shepherd of Beverly Healthcare William Penn, Lewistown and the late Wayne S. Shepherd.
His wife, Norma L. (Hoar) Shepherd, whom he married Oct. 8, 1955, survives.
Also surviving are: two sons, Jeffrey L. Shepherd, Reedsville, and Douglas W. Shepherd, Lewistown; a brother, Ronald E. Shepherd, Burnham; and five grandchildren, Danielle, Courtney, Joshua, Jared and Jacob Shepherd.
He graduated from Lewistown High School, Class of 1952.
He was a machine operator for Ford-New Holland, Belleville for 26 years, retiring in 1991.
He served in the U.S. Army during 1955-57.
He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #143, Lewistown, Seven Mountains Bowling Association, and former member of Lewistown Elks Lodge. He was an avid PSU sports fan.
His services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. There will be no public viewing.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to: Mifflin-Juniata American Cancer Society, 26 N. Brown St., Lewistown, PA 17044 or to American Diabetes Association, 3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 202, Harrisburg, PA 17110.
Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.
R. Dale Shields Sr.
MCCLURE - R. Dale Shields, Sr., 88, of RR2 McClure, passed away at 8:15 p.m. June 22, 2003, at William Penn Nursing Home, Lewistown, where he had resided since June 10.
Born April 19, 1915, in Blain, Perry County, he was a son of the late Samuel F. and Stella (Kistler) Shields. On Oct. 2, 1953, he married the late Clarissa D. "Chris" Price, who passed away Feb. 11, 1985.
Surviving are: a daughter, Tammy D. and husband Dennis King, RR2 McClure; a son, Robert D. "Bob" Shields, Jr., RR1 Beaver Springs; a step-son, Ronald L. and his wife, Cynthia L. McMahon, Thompsontown; three grandchildren, Travis King, Samantha Shields, and Shelbee Detra; two great-grandchildren, Gunner and Triutt; and three brothers, Ralph Shields, Burnham, S. Franklin Shields, Lebanon, and Eugene M. Shields, Blain, and his caregiver and friend, Pauline King.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Janice Shields; ten brothers and sisters, Ruth Palm, Sara Baker, Mabel Gray, Helen Knouse, Evelyn Smith, Esther Mowery, Joseph Shields, Betty Nace, Doris Price and Fern Shields.
He was a member of Baker's United Methodist Church, RR2 McClure.
In 1972, he retired from the former American Viscose, where he worked since 1934. He farmed many years in W. Beaver Township.
He served during World War II in the Army Air Force in the 487th Bomb Group as a ground crew chief.
He enjoyed gardening, his fruit trees and visiting with friends and family.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Beavertown Chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes, 316 W. Market St., Beavertown, with Rev. Kevin Brophy officiating. Interment will be in the Black Oak Ridge Cemetery, where graveside military services will be given by American Legion Post 942, McClure.
Friends may call in the funeral home from 4-9 p.m. Thursday, where the family be present from 7-9 p.m.
Memorials may be sent to: Baker's United Methodist Church, RR2 McClure, PA 17841.
Harold W. 'Skip' Shilling
PORT ROYAL - Harold W. "Skip" Shilling, 81, of RR1 Box 101, Port Royal, died at 11:18 p.m. Friday, at Lewistown Hospital.
Born Dec. 7, 1921, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Charles W. and Rhoda Florence (Lightfoot) Shilling. His wife, Doris L. (Heckert) Shilling, died Sept. 11, 1991.
Surviving are: two daughters, Mrs. Donald (Gail) Shellenberger, RR1 Box 101, Port Royal, and Martha Lohman, Huntingdon; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one great-grandchild, Joshua Bowersox.
He was a retired welder having worked for Standard Steel Corp., Burnham.
He was a World War II U.S. Army Air Corps Veteran.
His funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Rex Funeral Home, Port Royal, with Rev. Douglas M. Compton officiating. Interment will be in old Church Hill Cemetery. Full military graveside services will be conducted by Juniata County Veterans Council.
Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. this evening at the funeral home.