Shirley Ann Givler, 81, admin. assistant, active at NHUMC, missionary, Akron Card Club member

By on September 19, 2018

Shirley Ann Givler, 81, formerly of Akron, passed away at Country Meadows, Wyomissing, on Sept. 11, 2018.

Shirley was born in Buchannon, W.Va., on July 24, 1937 to Oscar Ferrill Butler and Elizabeth (McCray) Butler. She graduated from Troutville High School, in Troutville, Va.

Shirley worked for many years as an administrative assistant at T.A.H. Construction, of Lancaster. She was a 55-year member of New Holland United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir, was on the administrative council and various other committees. Shirley was an active and avid member of Akron Card Club. She loved her family and friends. (and horse racing and traveling.) She traveled to India twice as a missionary. She adored her cat, Callie Jane.

Surviving Shirley are four children: Wanda G. Givler, wife of Robert I. Steffey Jr, of Reading; Kevin Ross Givler of Columbus, Ohio; Bradley Dean Givler, husband of Heidi C. Givler, of Lenhartsville; and Kirk Douglas Givler of Splendora, Texas; four grandchildren: Sean R. Steffey, of Reading; Shannon M. McBride of Reading; Marc D. Givler of Columbus, Ohio; and Eric M. Givler of Columbus, Ohio; one great-grandson: Andrew Martin McBride Jr. of Reading; and two sisters: Loretta, wife of Gary L. Zimmerman of Ephrata; and Cynthia, wife of Jeffery Mundy of Troutville, Va.

In addition to her parents and husband: Arthur Lee Givler; she was preceded in death by a son: Mark Givler; and four siblings.

Services were held Sept. 17 at New Holland United Methodist Church. Interment was at Memory Gardens, Ephrata.

Please consider a donation in Shirley’s name to either New Holland United Methodist Church, 120 W. Main St., New Holland, PA 17557; or the Lancaster SPCA, at

To leave condolences, visit Arrangements by Paul. L Gravenor Home for Funerals, Ephrata.

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