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Otterbein United Methodist Church
Wednesday May 4th, 2016
1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Memorial Service

Otterbein United Methodist Church
Wednesday May 4th, 2016

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Mary "Joan" Sheaffer

Mary "Joan" Blemler Sheaffer, a long time resident of Boiling Springs, PA was reunited in death with her beloved husband, William Sheaffer on April 28, 2016, surrounded by her loved ones at her residence in Orrstown, PA.  She was born July 12, 1931 in Craighead, PA to the late Frank Bready and Myrtle Mae Weaver Blemler and was the widow of William E. Sheaffer who passed away May 8, 2011.

Joan graduated from Boiling Springs High School in 1949. She began working for the South Middleton School District as a senior and then served as their business manager from 1949 until 1985. A devoted member of the Otterbein United Methodist Church, Joan served as secretary to the church Administrative Council, participated in the United Methodist Women, and was a member of the Board of Trustees.

She is survived by her daughter, Cathy (Robert A. Jr.) Weigle of Orrstown; two granddaughters, Jennifer M. (Charles E.) Merriman of Cascade, MD and their children, Jacob Wm., Micaela M. and Evelyn G.  and Jessica A. (Daniel) Merriman of Orrstown and  their children, Tristin R. and James D. Weigle. Also surviving is a sister-in-law, Anna Sheaffer, a brother-in-law, Elmer Fraker, and many nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her brother, Edward Blemler and his wife Nancy; and a sister, Carolyn Fraker.

A memorial  service will be held on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 2:00 PM with the Rev. David Reed officiating in the Otterbein United Methodist Church, 647 Forge Road, Carlisle, PA 17015.There will be a visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery, Churchtown, PA at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Believe In Tomorrow, 6601 Frederick Rd., Baltimore, MD 21228 or  the Alzheimer's Assoc., 2595 Interstate Dr., Ste. 100, Harrisburg, PA 17110. Arrangements are being handled by Hollinger Funeral Home & Crematory, Mt. Holly Springs, PA. Visit www.hollingerfuneralhome.com for condolences to the family.

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Joan's mom and my grandmother(Mildred Weaver Myers) were sisters.  I grew up in  Craighead and played with her sister Carolyn, spending time in Joan's home.  Joan was always smiling and gracious.  She was a go to person in the high school office, always helpful.  Joan's abilities were valuable to all the organizations she served with.  Joan was a woman with class.  My sincere sympathy to her family.

Mary Lea (Myers)Shenk May 2 2016 12:00 AM

Cathy and Family, Your mother was one of the sweetest persons that I knew.  She was always there for my parents.  She will be greatly missed.  I would love to be able to make the viewing and/or funeral, but due to my work schedule, I will not be able to be there.  Just know that I am there with you in spirit.  May you find comfort during this very difficult time.  Trust in God and he will get you through.  God Bless.

Wanda Borden May 1 2016 12:00 AM