Willa J. Shank
SIGLERVILLE – Willa J. Shank, 92, went home to be with her lord surrounded by her grandsons Kristopher Shank and Kevin Shank at 5 p.m. on Thursday Oct. 31, 2013, at her residence, in Siglerville.
She was born April 4, 1921, in Milroy, to the late Vernon Lester and Jessie H. (Civitts) Nale. Her husband, Oliver Alvin Shank, preceded her in death on Feb. 2, 2000.
Willa is survived by: children, A. Leslie Shank and wife, Sharon, of Milroy, and Daryl N. Shank, of Milroy; grandchildren Kristopher Shank and wife, Brittany, of Reedsville, Dustin C. Shank and wife, Katie, of Mohnton, and Kevin Shank and wife, Bonnie, of Treaster Valley; six great grand-children; one great great grand-child.
Willa was preceded in death by two sisters Sara Louise Condo and Clementine Nale.
Mrs. Shank worked at Hillcrest Poultry Farm, Brown Rooks Butcher Shop, Reedsville Dry Cleaners, Pepper Mill Inn, the Bradford Room of W.T. Grant, and the Holiday Inn.
Willa belonged to the St. Johns Lutheran Church, Siglerville, Ladies Auxiliary of the Milroy Fire Company. She was a loving mother, grandmother and was an avid bingo player. Willa loved Siglerville Baseball and Steve Bitner and crew of the Old Country Store.
Services for Mrs. Shank will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday Nov. 6, at St. Johns Lutheran Church, Siglerville, with the Rev. Janice Moody officiating. Internment will be at Salem Cemetery, Siglerville.
A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 on Tuesday Nov. 5, at the Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Johns Lutheran Church, 1360 Siglerville Pike, Milroy 17063 or Hospice the Bridge, 305 Fourth St., Pleasant Acres, Lewistown 17044.