Shirley A. Dimitris, 78, Akron, worked for Novelty Brush Co., enjoyed playing cards

By on June 11, 2014

Shirley A. (Homsher) Dimitris, 78, of Akron, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, surrounded by her loving family Monday, June 2, 2014.

Born in Lancaster, she was the wife of Gust Dimitris, Jr. of Akron, and the daughter of the late Elmer T. Homsher, Sr. and Florence (Smeltz) Homsher.

She worked as a machine operator for National Novelty Brush Co., Lancaster, for a number of years until her retirement.

Shirley was a member of Trinity Evangelical Congregational Church, Lititz, and a former member of Grace EC Church, Lancaster.

Shirley enjoyed quilting, reading, puzzles, and a good game of cards. She loved her family and was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She will be missed by those whose lives she touched.

ER20140611_CobitDemitrisShirley2She is survived by four children: Peggy A. Koller of Columbia, Tina M. Bicksler and her husband Dennis of Lititz, Gust H. Dimitris, III and his wife DeAnn of Ephrata, and Scott D. Dimitris and his wife Michelle of East Earl; eight grandchildren: Nathan Koller, Stephanie (Jason) Carzola, Kristen (Aaron) Rutter, Andrew (Deidra) Bicksler, Michele Koller, Amber (Keith) McGuigan, and Cole and Sophia Dimitris; nine great-grandchildren: Brooklyn Bicksler, Hosanna Bicksler, Hollyann Carzola, Riley Ann Koller, Noah Bicksler, Marin Carzola, Shalah Bicksler, Kalan McGuigan, and Ava Rutter; and two sisters: Catherine Hoar of Quarryville and Sarah Long of Lancaster.

She was preceded in death by a brother: Elmer T. Homsher, Jr.; and a sister: Anna Thatcher.

Services were held June 6 at EC Church, Lititz, with Pastors Harry Dow and Ryan Taylor officiating. Burial was private.

Kindly omit flowers. Memorial contributions in Shirley’s memory may be made to the church at the address above.

To place a condolence online, visit Arrangements by Charles F. Snyder, Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, Lititz.

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