Myrtle's Story

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Myrtle R. Shirk, 90, of 429 Old Orchard Lane, Mifflinburg since 1958, entered into rest at 6:25 p.m. Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at Rolling Hills Manor, Millmont, where she had been a resident since January.
She was born July 2, 1926, in Hartleton, a daughter of the late John Clair and Laura Elizabeth (Zimmerman) Ruhl. On Oct. 10, 1944, in Laurelton, she married Robert C. Shirk who preceded her in death in 1985.

Myrtle was a 1944 graduate of Mifflinburg High School.
She was employed as a supervisor at the Laurelton Center.
She was a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Mifflinburg.
Myrtle enjoyed crafts, tatting, making candles, knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, baking cakes, and traveling.

She is survived by two daughters and one son-in-law, Nancy S. Ulrich, of Lewisburg, and Bonnie S. and Edwin Benfer, of Selinsgrove; one sister, Mary Jane Ruhl, of Alexandria, Va.; three grandchildren and their spouses, Cathi and Douglas Shirk, of Mifflinburg, Steve and Cara Ulrich, of Milton, and Amy and Chris Kline, of Middleburg; and four great-grandchildren, Jamie Ulrich, Paige Ulrich, Benjamen Kline, and Grace Kline.
She was preceded in death by one grandson, Gregory Benfer; and one son-in-law, Marvin C. Ulrich.

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Myrtle will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 25, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 404 Market St., Mifflinburg, with the Rev. John Yost officiating.
Interment will be conducted privately in Hartleton Cemetery.

Memorial gifts in Myrtle's memory may be made to First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 404 Market St., Mifflinburg, PA 17844, or Hospice of Evangelical, 1 Hospital Drive, Lewisburg, PA 17837.

Funeral arrangements are by Roupp Funeral Home Inc., 8594 Old Turnpike Road, Mifflinburg.
Leave your condolences online at www.rouppfuneralhome.com.
Published on June 7, 2017
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