Mary Shirk, 90, Weaver, Yoder’s worker

By on May 30, 2012

Mary E. Shirk, 90, of Ephrata, formerly of New Holland, died Sunday, May 27, 2012, at Fairmount Homes.

Born in East Earl Township, she was the daughter of the late Harry E. and Carrie (Laukhuff) Frank. Her husband, P. Allen Shirk, died July 25, 2001.

Mary worked at the former Victor F. Weaver Poultry and later at Yoder’s Country Market in New Holland. She was a 77-year member of Ranck’s United Methodist Church and a member of the Blue Ball Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed working with flowers and playing miniature golf.

Surviving are three grandchildren: Angela D., wife of Brian Bowman, of Denver; Thomas L. Shirk, of Narvon; and Michael L., husband of Heather (LaVenture) Shirk, of Lititz; six great grandsons; and daughter-in-law: Dorothy (Tshudy) Shirk, of Narvon.

Preceding her in death are a son: Donald L. Shirk; two sisters: Myrtle McCamant and Mabel Houck; and a brother: Floyd Frank.

Funeral services were held on May 30 at the Ranck’s United Methodist Church, New Holland, with the Rev. Kevin Readman officiating. Interment took place in the adjoining cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may sent to Fairmount Homes Sharing Fund, 333 Wheat Ridge Drive, Ephrata, PA 17522.

To send the family online condolences, visit groffeckenroth.com. Arrangements are being made by Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland.

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