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Mary E. Shirk

Mary E. Shirk, 87, of Lewistown, passed away Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, at Valley View Haven, Belleville.

She was born Sept. 20, 1933, in Lewistown, a daughter of the late John Henry and Florence Mae (Lynch) Mitchell. On April 8, 1951, she married James Donald Shirk, who preceded her in death on Dec. 24, 1995.

Mary worked as an Assembler for Sanyo Fisher Electronics. She retired after 40 years of service.

She attended Strodes Mills Baptist Church. She was a member of the Moose, Eagles No. 4294 in Burnham and a volunteer at the Lewistown Senior Citizen Center.

Mary is survived by four children; Cathy Lee Leeper (John) of Lewistown, Cindy Lu Marker of Reedsville, James Donald Shirk Jr. (Lisa) of Lewistown, and Ronald Lee Shirk (Penny) of Lewistown. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Donald Lee Shirk, grandson, Stevie Marker; son-in-law, Steve Marker, and her eleven brothers. She was especially close to her big brother Richard (Dick) who always took her under his wing.

A celebration of Life will be held at the Strodes Mills Baptist Church, 8151 U.S. 522, McVeytown, PA 17051, at 11 a.m. on Dec. 5, 2020. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Keeping with CDC guidelines, those attending the service are asked to wear masks and observe social distancing.

An online guestbook may be signed and condolences sent to the family at www.heintzelmanfuneralhome.com.