Shirley J. Wittlinger September 14, 1935 - August 29, 2013 Shirley J. Wittlinger, age 77, of Drifting, passed away Thursday, August 29, 2013, at Mt. Nittany Medical Center in State College after an extended period of illness. Born September 14, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Rudolph and Margaret Rader Josephson. Mrs. Wittlinger graduated from the former Cooper Township High School in 1953. She was a secretary for many years and had retired from both Penn State University and Cooper Township. She was a member of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Lanse. She enjoyed gardening, reading and spending time with loved ones. She is survived by her beloved son, Ward Wittlinger and wife Vicki, of Drifting; one sister, Margaret Burris of Phillipsburg, and her beloved grandson, Max, of Drifting. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, William and Charles, and one sister, Joan. Funeral service for Mrs. Wittlinger will be held Wednesday, September 4, 2013, at 4 p.m. in the Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lanse with the Rev. Matthew Finney officiating. Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m. in the church. Burial will be in Grassflat-Lanse Lutheran Cemetery in Grassflat. In lieu of flowers, the familiy suggests memorial contributions be made to: West Branch Band, c/o West Branch School, 444 Allport Cutoff, Morrisdale, PA 16858. Johnson Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Wittlinger.
Published in Centre Daily Times on Sept. 2, 2013