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SHREWSBURY Margaret L. (McGinnis) Shaub, 81, passed away after an 11 year battle with Parkinson Disease, with her husband and daughter at her side, on Friday, March 28, 2014. She was the wife of Robert H. Shaub, with whom she celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on August 1, 2013. A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, April 7, at St. Paul's U.C.C. Church, 161 S. Main St., Shrewsbury. A memorial service will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the church with her pastor, the Rev. Dr. Martha H. Boyer, officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Margaret was the daughter of the late John T. and Beulah (Wallace) McGinnis of White Hall, Md. In addition to her husband, she is survived by sons, Kevin, and Keith and his wife, Peggy; daughter, Megan; a brother, John W. McGinnis; a sister-in-law, Catherine McGinnis; two grandsons, Daniel and Christopher; a step-grandson, Benjamin; great-grandson, Nathan Shaub; and by cousins, nieces, and nephews. Preceding her in death were a brother, David, and a stepbrother, Tydings Owen McGinnis. She attended Baltimore County 7th District Elementary School and was a graduate of Sparks High School in 1951, the Baltimore Business College, and Sherwood School of Music. Graduating from Business school, she worked as secretary for the managers of the Bendix Corporation, Ford Automobile Radio Division, until the birth of her first child. She was also the co-owner of Farmer's Daughter Gift and Garden Center, Railroad. She taught organ for 17 years and played with the York Organ Club in Concerts. In later years, she began her second career as a secretary, working at Rest Haven-York, and for Dr. David Willams, DDS in Stewartstown. She also worked for several years as a Secret Shopper, and as a demonstrator working for several agencies. She was known as the "Sample Lady" at Giant, Wal-Mart, and other stores. She tried her best to continue her work, but had to give it up because of her Parkinson Disease. Active in York County community, she was active in many of the events that happened in Railroad Borough, including the 100th and 125th Anniversaries of the Borough and raised $40,000 in funds for the restoration of the historic Borough Hall. In 1980, she began the search for some of the German POW's that were brought to the POW camp in Stewartstown in 1944-45. This quest would take her all the way to records office in Berlin, Germany. She then organized the return of five former POW's and their families to visit this area. In 1999 she served on the Historical Documentation Commission for the 250th Anniversary of the founding of York County and one of her last community projects was securing a concrete bench, through Giant Foods, that was placed to the rear entrance of the York YMCA so people waiting for a ride would have a place to sit. She was also proud of her voting record, having never missed voting in a primary or general election for 55 years, and received the York County Mother of the Year Award about 1970. She loved working with the late Harry McLaughlin and his Around Town Column in The York Dispatch. She was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Shrewsbury, and many groups in the Shrewsbury area and of the Codorus Valley Area Historical Society. She loved 4-H and was a Community Leader in the York County 4-H program. She also did compassion care work for the Lutheran Home and volunteered at the Zimmerman House, Shrewsbury, and worked privately for families, helping to take care of their sick love ones. Little time in life for hobbies, she enjoyed collecting pictures of York County School pupils, antique hats, nativities, and attending public sales. After several falls she had to give it all up and enjoy her memories. Her request is that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to St. Paul's U.C.C. Church, 161 S. Main St., Shrewsbury, PA 17361; or to the York County 4-H Clubs, 112 Pleasant Acres Road, York, PA 17402; or to Lutheran Home Care & Hospice, Inc., 1651 A, Mt. Zion Road, York, PA 17406. The Geiple Funeral Home, Inc. 53 Main St., Glen Rock, is assisting the family. Condolences and memories may be shared at
Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Apr. 2, 2014
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