Shirley M. Souders, 79
Shirley Maxine Souders, 79, Warfordsburg, Pa., died Monday, May 6, 2013, surrounded by her family at her home.
Born June 3, 1933, in Buck Valley, Pa., she was the daughter of late Ethel Sigel and Hetzel Iames.
She graduated from Southern Fulton High School in 1952. She was a homemaker, and a devoted wife and mother.
She was lifelong member of Buck Valley Zion Lutheran Church.
She is survived by three children: Dwain Souders and wife Linda of Warfordsburg; Jeffrey Souders of Falling Waters, W.Va.; and Connie Mellott and husband Mark of Warfordsburg; five grandchildren: Jedediah Souders, Bethany Ramsey, Zachary Mellott, Lucas Mellott and Cody Souders; three great-grandchildren: Abigail Souders, MacKinlay and Miyah Ramsey.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Souders, whom she married on June 12, 1952.
Funeral services will be Friday, May 10, at 11 a.m., at Buck Valley Zion Lutheran Church, 5739 Buck Valley Road, Warfordsburg, Pa.
Family will receive friends at Grove Funeral Home, Hancock, Md., Thursday, May 9, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., and one hour prior to the funeral on Friday.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial contributions be made to Buck Valley Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery Association, c/o Kathy Dunklebarger, 3144 Harmonia Road, Warfordsburg, PA, 17267 or Lutheran Homecare Hospice, 2700 Luther Drive, Chamersburg, PA 17202.
Arrangements were handled by Grove Funeral Home, Hancock, Md.