Carolyn J. Shay(1927 - 2014)

Carolyn J. Shay LEBANON Carolyn J. "Tiny" Shay, 87, passed away Monday, July 28, 2014, at the Good Samaritan Hospital. She was the wife of the late William J. Shay, Sr. Carolyn was born in Annville, on June 30, 1927, and was a daughter of the late Albert and Pauline (Miller) Ruhl. She was a long time member of the Quentin Riding Club and past president and member for over 25 years of the Q.R.C. Bit-N-Spur Ladies Club. She enjoyed traveling with her husband and friends, doing puzzles, playing cards, golf, and Friday luncheons with her lady friends. She especially enjoyed watching her grandchildren in all their activities. She is survived by one son, William J. Jr., husband of Cindy Shay; three grandchildren, Nathan R., husband of Chelcie Alleman, William J. Shay, III and companion, LeeAnne Hutching, and Samantha L. Shay; two great-grandchildren, Nathan J. Alleman and Reagan J. Shay; one sister, Bernadine "Dolly" Josephs; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Mark Ruhl and Albert "Luke" Ruhl. Funeral service Monday 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, 2 N. 8th St., Lebanon 17046. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. Viewing hours Monday morning from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Q.R.C Bit-N-Spur Ladies, P.O. Box 1127, Quentin, PA 17083. Thompson Funeral Home, Inc. is entrusted with the arrangements. You may share your thoughts and memories with the family at our online guestbook at

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Published in Lebanon Daily News on July 30, 2014