Bethany Joy Zechman


On April 7, 2019, Bethany Joy (Shoreman) Zechman, of Mifflinburg, passed away at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital where she was awaiting a lung transplant after experiencing acute lung failure.

Bethany had a personality that could fill the room, a beautiful smile, infectious laughter, and a unique sense of humor. She was, and is, dearly loved and will be missed by all of us.

A Bicentennial baby, Bethany and Kenny would have celebrated 20 years of marriage in October. They have three children, Emma, Kyra and Owen. Neil and Alice Shoreman are her parents and her sisters are Nichelle Shoreman Stitt (John Stitt), Christa Shoreman (Susan Paul) and Cara Leitzel (Seth Leitzel). Kenny's parents are Kenneth and Wendy Zechman, his grandmother is Mary Katherine Ruhl, and his grandparents are Dale and Marie Zechman. His sisters are Kathy Marie Keifer, Lisa Mae Heater, and Emily Grace DiTomo.

A Mifflinburg High School and Millersville University graduate, Bethany worked several jobs in the criminal justice field. A cyber school teacher for her youngest two children, she was also an avid stage, dance, and soccer mom. A member of the staff at Carriage Corner, she was a waitress and most recently a hostess.

Bethany spent hours crafting detailed needlepoint and beautiful scrapbooks-and reading books. She loved many types of music and traveling to New York to see musicals on Broadway. Family was very important to Bethany. From Chilly Willy's and movie night to sit-down family dinners. She, Kenny and the kids made many wonderful memories during their trips to the beach in Chincoteague, Va.

The Mifflinburg Church of the Nazarene,12 Market Street, Mifflinburg, will host the viewing from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 12, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, April 13. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Mifflinburg Church of the Nazarene.
She will be buried after the funeral in Lincoln Chapel United Methodist Church. After the graveside service, family and friends are invited to gather at The Carriage Corner Restaurant, 257 E. Chestnut St., Mifflinburg.

We would like to thank friends and family near and far for their support and prayers.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Bethany Zechman Memorial Scholarship Fund in care of Mifflinburg Bank & Trust. Finding a donor match was difficult due to Bethany's genetics. Please consider learning more about organ donation at

Arrangements are by the Roupp Funeral Home Inc., 8594 Old Turnpike Road, Mifflinburg.
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Ricky Sholter
Apr 14, 2019
My sincerest condolences to the Shoreman and Zechman families! May you all find Gods peace and love during these difficult times! Godspeed little blond haired girl!
Whitney Lloyd
Apr 12, 2019
I am so sorry to hear about Bethany’s passing. I enjoyed waiting on your family over the years when I waitressed at Chilly Willy’s. You were all always such a joy to be around as a family. Your family is in my prayers.
Becky Hendershot
Apr 12, 2019
Bethany was larger than life itself! She was filled with joy and exuberance! She had a commanding presence and knew how to lighten up a room. I first met Bethany through scrapbooking at Wesley Forest, she was a stickler to get her pages "just right",often getting only 2 or 3 pages done at a retreat! She was a great mom and a wonderful friend! Your memory will live on in my heart as I am truly blessed for having known you!!! (and your family)!
Lobos family
Apr 11, 2019
Thoughts, hugs and prayers to the whole family. Rest in peace my friend.
Marilyn Beattie
Apr 11, 2019
I had the awesome privilege of teaching Bethany in Sunday School. What a trip! She was a priceless treasure with a most bubbly personality. She certainly brightened up a room when she entered with her quirky humor. Loved that girl so much!! She will be sorely missed! Praying for the family as you walk through this valley of painful grief, that you will experience God's presence, comfort, strength, and peace.
Kristy (Styers) Heintzelman
Apr 11, 2019
To the family of Bethany, my prayers are filled with wishes for peace and comfort for you all during this hard time. I’m so sorry that you have to go through this. I want to share a favorite memory I have of her. I’ll never forget the day our junior year at the beginning of Economics class, a class we both hated, when out of nowhere she said to me, “let’s skip class, he’d never know we left”. Of course we didn’t do that but we both thought about it. She was a great person so full of love and life and I know she will be missed by so many. Praying for you all.
Diane Schmuck
Apr 11, 2019
Bethany was part of our scrapbooking grouo at Wesley Forest. I remember her larger than life personality and her devotion to her three children and their education and activities. Prayers for Kenny and the kids ... she will always live in your hearts.
🙏 ❤️❤️❤️❤️🙏
Quinn Smith
Apr 10, 2019
I remember the good times and laughter we used to share in youth group. She will be greatly missed by many. ❤️ Much love and many prayers to the family during this difficult time.
Lisa Harvey
Apr 10, 2019
I will always remember Bethany as FUN, also...funny! Interested (in life and learning!) and interesting. Caring. Smart. A wonderful friend and mother! How she loved her children & family. So very sorry. She touched a lot of lives and will be missed dearly.
Don Seebold
Apr 10, 2019
Though I didn't know Bethany that well I do remember her friendly nature and gift of gab as we would wait for our daughters to finish dance class at Miss Alicia's. She was always positive and easy to talk to.....Prayers and Blessings to her family and many friends.
Janet Hughes
Apr 10, 2019
My connection with Bethany is a distant one. We share a great grandmother, Louisa Scott, mother of Phyllis Shoreman, who was mother of Neil Shoreman, Bethany's father. I can only imagine your pain.. Sending love from all the extended family in the UK. May God be with you all at this difficult time......
Madelon (Wert) Herrold
Apr 10, 2019
So sorry to hear about your daughters passing. Praying that God give your family strength and an awesome awareness of His presence in the days ahead.
David and Mary Lou Aucker
Apr 10, 2019
Condolences and prayers for all of Bethany’s family. Keeping you all in our prayers.
Susan Epley
Apr 10, 2019
My heart goes out to the Whiteman & Zechman families. Rest in peace Bethany. You will be missed by many. God Bless......
Susan Guyer
Apr 10, 2019
PRAYERS and hugs to ALL of Bethanys family.
Nancy Yost
Apr 09, 2019
I am here if you need a hug and will keep your family in my prayers. Love you guys. Nancy Y.
Pam Sauder
Apr 09, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
DeeDee Mossel
Apr 09, 2019
Bethany was always ready for a great conversation with all us waiting Dance moms. Gwendy and I will miss her great sense of humor and her always ready to lend a hand. You will be so missed Bethany. You were an incredible mommy and a wonderful friend to us all. Praying for strength for all to get through❤️
Tammy Seedor
Apr 09, 2019
You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Everyone has already said it but Bethany truly was a joy to be around. Loved working with her when we were officers on WESA together. I can't express how sorry we are for your loss.
Karen Musser
Apr 09, 2019
Many, many prayers for the entire family🙏🏻 I just showed Emma a picture of her Mom at Wallops Island when she was a senior taking Advanced Biology. And now I am so fortunate to have her beautiful & talented daughter in class during her senior year as well. Praying for God’s peace during this sad time🙏🏻💕
Josephine Zechman
Apr 09, 2019
My heart goes out to You Kenny an The Kiddos..An Too the family of Bethany..Special Prayer for Comfort..God Bless You All..Hugs.💓
Tish & Bill Kerstetter
Apr 09, 2019
Oh Bethany, we will miss you so, always popping in either on the phone, at the front window, or back in the diningroom. Saying ummm what do I want to eat tonight! This just breaks our hearts, so much love to Kenny, Emma, Kyra and Owen, and all the family.
Tracy Sauers
Apr 09, 2019
Kenny and families, My Deepest Sympathies go out to you all. No words can describe what you are going through right now. May you find comfort in each other and memories in times to come.
Richard and Sue Zimmerman
Apr 09, 2019
Kenny and family, so very sorry for your loss. Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers.
Harold and Tina Zimmerman
Apr 09, 2019
Deepest Sympathy to you Kenny and your children...She always made us laugh at Carriage Corner. She was a fantastic person. .May GOD Bless you and the children till you see her again. Love to you all.