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Shirley Ann Stoltzfus

Shirley Ann Stoltzfus

Wednesday, August 21st, 1935 Sunday, June 7th, 2020

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Obituary for Shirley Ann Stoltzfus

Shirley Ann Stoltzfus of Brethren Village, Lititz passed away Sunday, June 7, 2020. Born on August 21, 1935, the oldest of 9 children, to the late John J. and Sara (Yoder) Stoltzfus.

Shirley grew up in the Morgantown area where she helped with the family at home.

She served in volunteering at a Children’s Home and a Camp in Ontario, Canada. At the age of 29, she moved to Harrisonburg, VA and graduated from EMC in 1969.

Her 31-year teaching career was spent in Rockingham County Schools in Virginia, dearly loved the children she taught, and always being a positive person, and looking on the bright side of life, What child wouldn’t love someone like that! After retiring in 2000 she became involved in the children’s book department of Book Savers in Harrisonburg.

Shirley was a member of Park View Mennonite Church.

In 2012 she moved to Brethren Village to be closer to family.

She is survived by 8 sisters and brothers, Mary Lois Beard, New Holland, Jay (Harriet), Ephrata, Virginia, Honey Brook, Calvin (Sharon), Gap, Ruth (Mervin), McKinney, TX, and triplets Linda Smith, Lititz, Lee, Lancaster and Larry, Lititz. Also, many “special” nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

A huge thank you to the staff at the Rehab Center at Brethren Village for your compassionate care given to Shirley and shown to the family.

Burial will be at Conestoga Mennonite Church Cemetery with a private family graveside service coordinated by niece Karen Horning. A livestream of the service will be available after 6 p.m. on Friday, June 12, 2020 at the funeral home website, www.groffeckenroth.com. The Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill is in charge of arrangements.

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    Conestoga Mennonite Cemetery
    2779 Main St.
    MORGANTOWN, PA
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Trudy Gladwell Burgess

Ms. Stoltzfus was my third grade teacher and has since remained one of my very favorites. She treated her students as if they were her children. She loves each one deeply. May God surround each of you with her memory and her joyful laughter.
Comment | Posted at 05:37pm via Condolence
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Bonnie Davis

Prayers to the family. She was a wonderful teacher that certainly made a difference in a lot of young lives. So many fond memories of a great lady.
Comment | Posted at 08:46am via Condolence
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Roberta Slagle

My LOVE and SYMPATHY goes out to all of you. Shirley and I had so many good years together while we were housemates and there are a lot of precious memories. There were certain "traditions" that we had for holidays that we often talked about after we lived 1,000 miles from each other. We remembered all the special times we had together with mutual friends. I experienced her caring spirit, her dedication to her students. She was an inspiration to me also as a teacher. She expected the best from everyone and that is what she got. She was a great example of loving and accepting everyone for who they were. I am a better person for having known her. May God bless and comfort each of you as we say "so long" to a special person.

love and prayers,
Roberta Slagle "Bert"
Comment | Posted at 10:24pm via Condolence

Margo Jantzi

What a loving third grade teacher. Shirley Stoltzfus and I were carpool buddies back in 1988 as we taught third graders at Plains Elementary School. It was an honor to witness her positive energy and stories of seeing the best in her students. ❤ May the precious memories of Shirley bring your family comfort during this time.

With Sympathy,
Margo Jantzi
Comment | Posted at 05:51pm via Condolence

Mer N SterlPeele

I was very blessed to have Ms Stoltzfus as my 3rd grade teacher at Plains Elementary School. I will never forget her joyful spirit and laugh. She is one of my favorite teachers and will be missed dearly!
Comment | Posted at 12:08am via Condolence
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