Dorothy P. Shank

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Dorothy P. Shank

September 29, 1927 - April 10, 2018

Dorothy P. Shank, 90, formerly of Myerstown, died on April 10, 2018, at the Race Street House in Richland. She was a member of the Swatara Mennonite Church. Born in Waynesboro, Va. on Sept. 29, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Ira and Edna Shank Showalter.

She married Walter R. Newswanger on Jan. 1, 1972. He preceded her in death on Aug. 15, 1977. She is survived by four Newswanger step-children, Lois wife of Frank Reed of Manheim, Galen husband of Phyllis (Musselman), Timothy husband of Susie (Keener), both of Danville, and James husband of Ruth Ann (Ker) of Flora, Ind.; 28 Newswanger step-grandchildren and numerous step-great-grandchildren.

She married Aaron M. Shank on Nov. 3, 1996. He preceded her in death on Dec. 15, 2003. She is survived by four Shank step-children, Milford of Myerstown, Richard of Lebanon County, Ruth Burkholder of Harrisburg, and Louise wife of Ira L. Mast of Myerstown; 12 Shank step-grandchildren and numerous step-great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by a brother, Ralph husband of Joyce Showalter; sister-in-law, Ann Showalter; and a brother-in-law, Dr. Paul Herr.

In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Winfred, Milton and Leonard Showalter; and three sisters, Marjorie Shank, Lois Herr and Shirley Minnich.

A viewing will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at the Swatara Mennonite Church, 10 Camp Swatara Road, Myerstown, where the funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday.

Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

Kreamer & Lum Funeral Home & Crematory is honored to serve the family.
Published on April 13, 2018
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