Minerva Shirk

Minerva Shirk

Friday, October 7th, 1932 Sunday, July 14th, 2019

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Obituary for Minerva R. Shirk (Harnish)

Minerva R. Shirk, 86, of New Holland, passed away on Sunday, July 14, 2019 at WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital.
She was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Minnie (Houck) Harnish and the loving wife of L. Gene Shirk, with whom she celebrated 67 years of marriage.
Minerva was a dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother. Surviving in addition to her husband are two children, Larry Shirk, married to Trudy, and Cheryl, married to Robert Hackman; three grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by 12 siblings.
Minerva worked at Her Majesty Garment Factory in Leola for four years, at SLC in Blue Ball for 17 years, and finally at Shady Maple Produce for 13 years.
Minerva was a member of Ranck’s United Methodist Church. She loved to travel to Florida, read novels, do puzzles, and spend time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was also an avid walker.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. To send the family online condolences visit us at Arrangements by Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland.

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Tom and Cheryl Weaver

Gene and family,
We were sorry to learn of Minerva's passing. May God's love give you comfort during this difficult time.
Tom and Cheryl Weaver
Comment | Posted at 02:14pm via Condolence


Gene & Larry & Cheryl, So sad to read of Minerva's passing. Had many happy times with her & many good memories. Loved her. Thinking of all of you with much love too. Shirley & Blaine Danner
Comment | Posted at 04:33pm via Condolence

Sandra F Youndt Styer

Thinking of you all at this time. My sympathies and God Bless.
The Youndt and Styer Families
Comment | Posted at 03:33pm via Condolence

Cheri Usner

Sorry for your loss, my you all find comfort knowing she is in a much better place. Minerva was always a quite, gentle woman. To Gene, Cheryl, Robert, Larry & Trudy I send prayers of comfort.
Love Scott & Cheri Usner
Comment | Posted at 03:00pm via Condolence

Donna Lanese

I am so sorry to hear of Minerva’s death. Another link to our shared past is gone. All my love and sympathy to all of you. She was such a sweet, kind woman. Donna Peplau Lanese
Comment | Posted at 02:19pm via Condolence

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