Shirley Ann High, 81, avid community volunteer, mother of eight, enjoyed cards, Phils

By on December 7, 2016

Shirley Ann High, 81, of Stevens, passed away Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, at home.

She was born Jan. 11, 1935, in Martindale, to the late Isaac B. and Anna (Zoll) Weaver; and was the wife of J. Clair High, with whom she shared 61 years of marriage.

Shirley was a long time member of Blainsport Mennonite Church in Reinholds, where she was very active. She volunteered at the Reamstown Fire Company Auxiliary and Ambulance, Landis Homes, Lancaster County Poultry Association, Mennonite Central Committee, and Woodcrest. Family was always extremely important to Shirley. She enjoyed volunteering, writing letters, going on trips, camping with family, sports, and was an avid Phillies fan. She loved playing Haus and Pinochle, and especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband she is survived by six sons: Gary, husband of Cecilia; Jay, husband of Star; Dennis, husband of Connie; Kevin, husband of Holly; Curtis, husband of Joan; Darrell, husband of Cindy; and a daughter: Lori; 20 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Robert (Linda), Kenneth (Esther), and Jay (Linda).

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son: Clair; a sister: June Weaver; and a brother: Larry Weaver.

Services were held Dec. 3 at Blainsport Mennonite Church, Reinholds, with Pastor Eric Marshall officiating. Interment was in the adjoining church cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Shirley’s memory may be made to Mennonite Central Committee, 21 S. 12th St., Akron, PA 17501.

Arrangements by Roseboro Stradling Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc., Denver. Online condolences can be given at

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