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Lazarus Project

An expanded obituary project of MennObits.  Includes additional information of obituaries appearing in
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1964  S

Shirk, D. Edward; . .

Shirk, D. Edward,
69, of McAlisterville, PA died in the Harrisburg Hospital Nov. 17, 1964. Mr. Shirk was born in Walker Township, Juniata Co., PA. May 15, 1895, a son of the late Daniel and Ada Leach Shirk. [His wife Francis C. Shirk died in 1944].

Five children survive: Zane A. Shirk of Beaver Springs, PA; Cecil R. Shirk of Harrisburg, PA; Lynn D. Shirk of Steelton, PA; Mrs. Ruby Benner, Mechanicsburg, PA and Mrs. Palmer E. (Thema) Haas of McAlisterville, PA. Brother & sisters surviving are: Boyd E. Shirk, Mrs. Josephine Brubaker, Mrs. Ruth Winey, Mrs. Frank (Ella) Musser, and Mrs. Hudson (Phoebe) Brubaker, all of Mifflintown, PA. Seventeen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren also are survivors.

Mr. Shirk was retired painter and carpenter. He was a member of Lost Creek Mennonite Church, with services held Nov. 20, 1964 in charge of Bishop Donald Lauver. Internment in Lost Creek Cemetery.

Source: From the files at Richfield History Center, Richfield, PA.
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler

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