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Clarence W. Shirk, 65, of 353 Berry Lane, Beavertown, entered into rest at 5:31 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, at Geisinger Medical Center.
He was born Dec. 24, 1951, in Ephrata, a son of the late Martin Sauder Shirk and Esther (Weaver) Shirk. On Oct. 3, 1974, in New Holland, he married the former Arlene Sensenig who survives.
Mr. Shirk was a retired farmer and well known auctioneer.
He attended the County Line Mennonite Church (Weaverland Conference), Mount Pleasant Mills.
Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Darla S. and Matthew Rutt, of Beavertown, and Lori S. and Mark Horning Jr., of Stevens; four sons and one daughter-in-law, Randall Shirk, of Beavertown, Ronald and Bethany (Hoover) Shirk, of Middleburg, Richard Shirk, of Ephrata, and Dwight Shirk, of Ephrata; six grandchildren, Austin and Amy Rutt, Jessica, Travis, and Shawn Horning, and Ava Shirk; one brother and sister-in-law, Eli and Anna Shirk, of Mifflinburg; five sisters and two brothers-in-law, Mary and Alvin Leid, Edna Martin, Esther W. Shirk, and Ruth W. Shirk, all of Ephrata, and Martha and J. David Martin, of Shippensburg; and one sister-in-law, Elizabeth (Burkholder)Shirk, of Shiloh, Ohio.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Edwin Shirk; one sister, Susie Shirk; a granddaughter, Kristi Rutt; a grandson, Konner Rutt; and a brother-in-law, Miles Martin.
Family and friends are invited to the viewing from 1 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the County Line Mennonite Church, 1087 Saint Thomas Road, Mount Pleasant Mills. The funeral will be held on at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Shirk Residence, 353 Berry Lane, Beavertown, with further services at County Line Mennonite Church, 1087 Saint Thomas Road, Mount Pleasant Mills, beginning at 10 a.m. with Bishop Lester M. Martin, Minster Jay Paul Hoover,Minister Merlin B. Fox, Minister Raymond Zimmerman, officiating.
Interment will be in the County Line Mennonite Church Cemetery.
Kindly omit flowers.
Funeral arrangements are by Dominick T. Adamo Funerals · Cremations · Monuments, 16 Walnut St., Mifflinburg.
Published on September 2, 2017
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