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Donna Lou Shirk

March 11, 2014
Lewistown Sentinel

REEDSVILLE - Donna Lou Shirk, 67, of Reedsville, died at 3:52 a.m. Saturday, March 8, 2014, at Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital.

Born Feb. 13, 1947, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late David C. and Bessie R. (Harshbarger) Ronk.

She is survived by: her husband, Scott L. Shirk, whom she married on Oct. 13, 1976; her siblings, Leonard L. Ronk, of Lewistown, Linda K. Ronk, of Lewistown, Ronald R. Ronk, of Ferguson Valley, and Shirley "Shirl" Miller and husband, Jeffrey, of Reedsville; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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She was a graduate of Captain Jack High School.

Donna was a payroll clerk at Fisher Electronics, a receptionist and relief house parent at the Methodist Home for Children in Mechanicsburg, a reservation clerk at the Hershey Motor Lodge, a store manager at Goss Candies and lastly, was a clerk at Peachey's Meats.

She was a member of Ellen Chapel Church in Ferguson Valley.

Donna enjoyed her animals and flowers.

Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at Ellen Chapel Church, with Pastor Mark Hill officiating. Interment will be in Salem Cemetery in Milroy.

Her family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, at the Ellen Chapel Church.

Memorial contributions in Donna's memory can be made to the Ellen Chapel Church, 11764 Ferguson Valley Road, Lewistown, PA 17044 or Rescue Our Furry Friends, 133 N. Walnut St., Burnham, PA 17009.

Funeral arrangements are under the care of the Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham.

Online condolences can be offered to the family at



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