Marion L. Shelhamer

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Marion L. Shelhamer, 94, of Drums, passed away early Friday morning at Fritzingertown Senior Living Community, Drums.

Born Aug. 28, 1918 in Slocum, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Ethel (Myers) Jones, and resided in Drums for the past 77 years after moving from Slocum.

Before her marriage, she worked as an assistant to the Garner family and worked along with her husband Charles as a bookkeeper for Shelhamer Garage and Bus Co.

She was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Drums, and taught Sunday school for a number of years.

She was also a 4-H leader for many years and worked with the 4-H Geology Club in Drums. Marion was a member of the Drums Garden Club. She loved being a homemaker and teacher, as well as nature and the history of the Earth and how it was formed. She was active in the Girl Scouts and also a member of the Red Hat Society, Drums.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles W. Shelhamer, who passed away Sept. 30, 1984; brother, Walter Jones; sisters, Marjorie Harrington, Dorothy Arnold and Shirley Shelhamer.

Surviving are her three children, Linda M. Lamont and her husband, Bernie, Millerstown, Pa., Dale C. Shelhamer and his wife, Kathy, Las Vegas, Donna Cassarella and her husband, James, Drums; grandchildren, Damian Schell, Kingston, and Dale C. Shelhamer Jr., Henderson, Nev.; brothers, Robert Jones, Drums, and Charles Jones and his wife, Loretta, Slocum; sisters, Mildred Marchetti, Drums, and Dolores Rinehimer, Slocum; and several nieces and nephews.

Her funeral will be held at noon Tuesday at Harman Funeral Homes and Crematory Inc. (East), 669 W. Butler Drive, Drums, with her pastor, the Rev. Debra Hebden, officiating. Burial will follow in Drums Community Cemetery, Drums. Friends may call 10 a.m. until the time of service.

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Harman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc
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Drums, PA 18222
(570) 788-0977
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Published in Times Leader on May 25, 2013
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