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Emma M. Shelly

Emma M. Shelly LEBANON Emma M. Shelly, 91, died on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at Cedar Haven. She was born on Monday, December 4, 1922, to the late Ammon Reppert and Isabel Reppert nee Kiscadden in Cornwall. She worked as a seamstress for Binner Association in Schaefferstown. Emma, eldest of 10 children, married Henry at the age of 18 in 1942 when he left for Army training in Oklahoma. She was very proud and attended her grandchildren's graduation from college, who became teachers, engineers, professionals and lawyers, but we will always remember her as the smartest person in our family. Emma, mom, grandma, mama was an inspiration to her entire family and will be missed beyond words. She was a member of OES and enjoyed crosswword puzzles and loved watching birds. Surviving are son, Dale spouse of Elizabeth Shelly, Palmyra; daughters, Joyce spouse of Scott Plasterer, Lebanon, Faye spouse of James Aurand, Middleburg; grandchildren, Melissa spouse of Craig Groff, Kevin spouse of Helen Kreiser, Kelly spouse of Michael Plasterer, Jeffrey Aurand, Bradley spouse of Bethann Aurand, Andrew spouse of Alyssa Aurand; great-grandchildren, Ben Groff, Ethan Groff, Dylan Groff, Zack Kreiser, Jake Kreiser, Emma Plasterer, Addison Aurand; brothers, David Reppert, Ern Reppert, Glen Reppert; sister, Christine Yiengst; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by husband, Henry W. Shelly; grandchild, Michael Shelly; sister, Jane Shank; brothers, Richard Reppert, Ammon Reppert, Jr., Wayne Reppert, Harold Reppert. Viewing will be on Monday, July 14, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Christman's Funeral Home, Inc., 226 Cumberland St., Lebanon. Services will be on Monday, July 14, 2014 at 12 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, following the service. Memorial contributions may be made to , Central PA Chapter , 3544 N. Progress Avenue, Suite 204, Harrisburg, PA 17110; or Cedar Haven , 590 S. 5th Avenue, Lebanon, PA 17042. Christman's Funeral Home, Inc. is honored to serve the family with the arrangements. www.christmansfuneralhome.com

Funeral Home

Christman's Funeral Home, Inc. - Lebanon
226 Cumberland Street  Lebanon, PA 17042
(717) 272-7431

Published in Lebanon Daily News on July 10, 2014
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