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Dorothy Jean Shirk, 92, of 513 Market St., Mifflinburg, entered into rest at 2:15 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016, at her home.
She was born April 17, 1924, in Danville, a daughter of the late Glenn F. and Dorothy (Struble) Royer. After her mother's death, she was raised by her stepmother, Mildred S. (Moyer) Royer. On Nov. 23, 1945, at St. John's United Church of Christ, Mifflinburg, she married Laird L. Shirk who preceded her in death on May 4, 2000.

Dorothy was a 1942 graduate of Mifflinburg High School.
She was employed at Evans' Clothing Store, Mifflinburg, and later at the Ben Franklin Stores, Mifflinburg.
Dorothy was an active lifelong member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Mifflinburg. As a young woman, she was a member of the Mifflinburg Civic Club and the Athenaeum Club. Dorothy served as Judge of Elections for the West Ward in Mifflinburg for many years.
She enjoyed knitting, sewing, counted cross stitch, and many other crafts. She was very interested in genealogy and enjoyed traveling throughout the United States. Dorothy loved Christmas and enjoyed the time spent with her family.

Surviving are two sons and one daughter-in-law, Vaughn L. and Kathryn Shirk, of State College, and W. Brent Shirk, of Montoursville; one daughter, Jill A. Shirk, of Mifflinburg; four grandchildren and their spouses, Jason M. Shirk, of Montoursville, Rachel and Sandy Voellinger, of Ashburn, Va., Megan and Andrew Arvin, of State College, and Alexandra Shirk, of Atlanta, Ga,; and five great-grandchildren, Jason, Tristian, and Cooper Shirk, Aiden Arvin, and Miles Voellinger.

Family and friends are welcome to a memorial service to celebrate the life of Dorothy at 10 a.m. Friday at St. John's United Church of Christ, 417 Market St., Mifflinburg, with Pastor Ted Justice officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts in Dorothy's memory be made to St. John's United Church of Christ, 417 Market St., Mifflinburg, PA 17844, or the Hospice of Evangelical, 1 Hospital Drive, Lewisburg, PA 17844.

Funeral arrangements are by Roupp Funeral Home Inc., 8594 Old Turnpike Road, Mifflinburg.
Leave your condolences online at www.rouppfuneralhome.com.
Published on September 5, 2016
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