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Shirley A. Merkey

August 7, 1932 — August 26, 2017

Shirley A. Merkey, 85, died peacefully Saturday August 26, 2017, at her residence in Pleasant View Retirement Community, Manheim. She was the wife of the late Samuel B. Merkey who died in 2007. Born in Rapho Twp., she was the daughter of the late John C. and Verna W. Kline Shonk. Shirley was employed at Skyline Distributors, a division of Acme Markets for 26 years before retiring in 1998. Prior to this she worked for Manheim Central School District in food service. Shirley was a member of Salem United Methodist Church, Manheim. Her hobbies included quilting, and reading, and she enjoyed volunteering at Pleasant View Retirement Community.

Surviving are two daughters Karen L. wife of Frank J. Darin, Elverson, Kay M. Hershey, Manheim; three granddaughters Gina, Marie, and Molly; a great-grandson Blake; a brother Robert G. husband of Nancy Shonk, Mount Joy; and two sisters Lorraine wife of Luke Nolt, Manheim and Gladys Shenk, Lancaster.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her memorial service at Pleasant View Retirement Community, Hoffer Auditorium, 544 N. Penryn Road, Manheim, on Friday September 1, 2017 at 2:00 PM. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends following the memorial service. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Shirley’s memory may be sent to Samaritan’s Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone NC 28607.
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Friday, September 1, 2017

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Hoffer Auditorium at Pleasant View Communities

544 North Penryn Road, Manheim, PA 17545

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