Shallimar Lorraine Sholley Beshore

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  • "Mrs Beshore was always one of my favorite teachers. Always..."
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YORK Shallimar Lorraine Sholley Beshore, 84, of Springettsbury Township, died Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at Normandie Ridge. She was the wife of the late John E. Beshore. Born December 23, 1929, in Mechanicsburg, she was the only daughter of the late Ted R. Sholley, and her beloved mother, the late Irene M. Sholley. She was a 1947 graduate of Mechanicsburg High School, and a 1951 graduate of Lycoming College, where she was a writer for the Lycoming Courier, and was a member of the Lycoming Singers and the Lycoming A Cappella Choir. She first worked as an Intelligence Analyst for the CIA, and then taught school briefly in the Spring Grove Area Schools. More recently she taught in the Northeastern School District, from where she retired. After retirement she continued as writing consultant, and spent her life enjoying English Literature and Composition, piano and vocal music, the finest in classic clothing and furnishings, and travel and dining. She will be remembered for the uniqueness of her name, speaking of her life experiences with great detail and imagination, and her beautiful artistic penmanship. She was a member of Messiah United Methodist Church, Mechanicsburg High School Alumni, the Alumni Association of Lycoming College, Pennsylvania State Education Association, and White Rose Chapter #360 Order Of The Eastern Star. Mrs. Sholley Beshore is survived by two step daughters, Kay L. Beard, and her husband Larry, of York Haven, and Susan E. Smith, and her husband Mark, of York; four step grandchildren; eight step great-grandchildren; and her special friends, Dan and Debbie (Dougherty) Knaub, Milt and Dolly Dougherty, and Emory and Janet Dougherty. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, April 25, 2014, at Messiah United Methodist Church, 1400 N. Beaver St., York, with her Pastor, The Rev. W. Michael Langford, officiating. A visitation will immediately follow. Private burial will be in Rolling Green Memorial Gardens, Camp Hill. William E. Little Funeral Homes, Inc., 60 S. Main St., Manchester, is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Messiah United Methodist Church, 1300 N. Beaver St., York PA 17404.
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William E. Little Funeral Homes
60 South Main Street Manchester, PA 17345
(717) 266-1451
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Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Apr. 8, 2014
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