Shirley L. Buffington
Shirley L. Buffington, 89, of Helen Street, Shamokin Dam, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, at Juniper Village, Mount Joy, with her family by her side.
She was born March 8, 1930, in Sunbury, a daughter of the late William H. and Ruth (Bird) Hockenbrock. On July 1, 1950, she married Forrest M. Buffington who preceded her in death after 32 years of marriage.

Shirley was a 1948 graduate of Northumberland High School.
She was employed by Westinghouse and later L'Aiglon Dress Factory until getting married and raising her daughters. She later returned to work in the cafeteria of Northumberland and eventually Shikellamy schools and finally at the Weis Markets Bakery.

Shirley was a life member of Grace Lutheran Church, Point Township where she was a member of the church choir.

As a social person, Shirley enjoyed her Saturday lunch and pinochle games with her special friends, Wednesday lunches, shopping with her very special friend, and the monthly cousins' breakfasts. She loved to travel, taking many trips with her husband and family and later many bus trips with friends.
Shirley will be remembered as an independent lady with a great sense of style, but above all else, as a devoted wife, mother, and Nana.

She is survived by her twin daughters and one son-in-law, Bonnie L. Oberholtzer of Mount Joy, and Connie B. and Steven B. Hoffman of Liverpool; was Nana to grandchildren, Jayme Oberholtzer and husband, Daniel Owens of Mount Gretna, Rebecca and husband Jeremy Julien of Philadelphia, Matthew and wife Lara Hoffman of Conshohocken, Rachel and husband Steven Moyer of Mount Joy, and Mark Hoffman of Liverpool; seven great-grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, William G. and Brenda Hockenbrock of Northumberland; and brother-in-law, William Bordner of Northumberland.
Shirley was preceded in death by one son-in-law, Neil K. Oberholtzer; and one sister, Dorothy Bordner.

Friends and family may visit from 11 a.m. to noon on Friday, Sept. 13, at the Joseph W. Epler Funeral Home, 210 King St., Northumberland, followed by the funeral at noon, with the Rev. David Sensenig officiating.

Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Northumberland.

Contributions in Shirley's memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701, or to a charity of the donors choice.
Published on September 9, 2019


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Jack & Joan (Snyder) SIMPSON
Sep 09, 2019
We remember you mom very fondly since we saw her for suppers at The Elks in Sunbury. Our thoughts & prayers are with all the families.