2010-12-23 / Obituaries

Goldie J. Hershey

Mercersburg, 74

Goldie Jean Hershey, 74, Mercersburg, died at 6:00 a.m., Saturday, December 18, 2010, at her home.

Born July 19, 1936, in Mercersburg, she was a daughter of the late Sylvester and Mary E. Higgins Straley.

She attended Mercersburg schools. She was employed at the former Waynesboro Shoe Factory for 20 years. She then assisted her husband in the operation of Hershey’s Garage & Tire Center of Mercersburg.

She enjoyed being with people, shopping, gardening, NASCAR racing, bingo and playing cards.

She was a member of Mt. Tabor Brethren In Christ Church of Mercersburg.

Surviving are her husband of 54 years, Gerald M. Hershey; three sisters: Violet Waltz, Greencastle; Betty J. (Mrs. Richard E.) Bender, Waynesboro; and Mary Ann (Mrs. Lester) Clugston, Mercersburg; two brothers: Robert S. (husband of Kay) Straley and Glenn (husband of Kathy) Straley, both of Greencastle; a number of nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and greatnephews.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Anna Mae Dubbs, and brothers: Paul Straley and Linn Straley.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 21, at Lininger- Fries Funeral Home Inc, Mercersburg. Rev. Kevin Lay officiated. Burial was made in Fairview Cemetery, Mercersburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lutheran Home Care and designated to Hospice, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17201 or Mt. Tabor Brethren In Christ Church, 12283 Punch Bowl Road, Mercersburg, PA 17236.

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