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Shirley J. Lewis Snyder

Died: Wed., Apr. 27, 2016


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Shirley J. Lewis Snyder, 78, a resident of Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village, Lewisburg, passed away peacefully with her daughter, grandaughter, sister, and brother-in-law at her bedside on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, in Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Shirley was born Aug. 17, 1937, in Lewisburg, a daughter of the late Leroy and Geraldine (Hendricks) Sheesley. In 2005 she married Marlin “Sonny” Snyder, who preceded her in death in 2011.

She attended Milton High School.

Shirley was a nursing assistant at Grandview Nursing Home and later worked for various retail businesses in Danville.

She was a long time member of Trinity Methodist Church in Danville.

She enjoyed singing, word searches, yard sales, shopping and watching Monday night wrestling.

She is survived by and was a wonderful mother and grandmother to one daughter, Kathy Lewis Botts, of Mifflinburg; two grandchildren, Kristy L. Botts and companion Tony L. Bingaman II, Dustin E. Botts and companion Megan N. Beck, all of Mifflinburg; one great-granddaughter, Cora Madelyn Bingaman, who’s weekly visits she truly enjoyed; one sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Ed Snyder, of Northumberland; two brothers, Robert Sheesley, of Northumberland, and David Sheesley, of Shamokin; one son-in-law, Rick E. Botts, of Mifflinburg; and numerous nieces and nephews to whom she was like an adoptive mother.

She was preceded in death by her former husband, Walter “Bud” Lewis; and two brothers, Larry and Donald Sheesley.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 300 Queen Street, Northumberland, with the Rev. Pat Pittsnogle officiating.

Donations in Shirley’s memory may be made to the SPCA, 2801 Bloom Rd., Danville PA, 17821.

Arrangements are being handled by the Joseph W. Epler Funeral Home, 210 King Street, Northumberland

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