Ethel V. Shoop
1926 - 2021
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Ethel V. Shoop, 94, of Dillsburg passed away on Monday, January 11, 2021, at Country Meadows Assisted Living in Mechanicsburg. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Ruth (Blust) Fearnbaugh of Enola. Ethel was the widow of Eugene Shoop, Sr., with whom she married for 55 years. She is survived by a son, Eugene Shoop, Jr. (Sharon); a daughter-in-law, Susan Shoop; three grandchildren, Beth Shoop (Dave Chonoski) Eugene Shoop, III (Paula), Jennifer Wright; five great-grandchildren, Doug Shoop, Kylie Wright and Melaina, Baila, and Evan Shoop, and one great-great-granddaughter, Kinsley. Ethel was predeceased by a son, Frank Shoop; a grandson, Frank Shoop, Jr.; and a sister and brother-in-law, Hazel and Robert Young. She married Gene Shoop at a very young age and directly after he was drafted to fight in W.W. II. Upon returning home and beginning their family together, Shoops Trailer Manufacturing was established around 1952 and together with their two sons, manufactured and sold horse trailers for more than 50 years in Dillsburg, PA. They raised many, many quarter horses in the 1960's, raised and raced thoroughbred race horses in the 1970's and 1980's. Ethel always had a smile on her face and an infectious laugh. She loved an adventure like taking a hot air balloon ride and learning to fly airplanes. Ethel enjoyed many things such as going to the mountains in the fall and gathering plants to make wintergardens, spending the winter months at her home in Ocala, Florida, gardening, making Christmas cookies with her family, going to the beach, traveling and playing bingo. Services will be held privately for the immediate family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 2595 Interstate Dr., Ste. 100, Harrisburg, PA 17110 or Lifesong Hospice Foundation, 3880 TecPort Dr., Ste. 2, Harrisburg, PA 17111. An online guestbook can be signed at

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January 15, 2021
Gene, Sorry to hear of Ethel’s passing. She was a wonderful Sunday School teacher. You and your family are in our prayers. Remember all the good times.
Your cousin Audrey and Larry
Audrey and Larry Myers
January 15, 2021
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers as you celebrate a life well lived!
May many wonderful memories bring smiles to your heart and peace to your soul
Norriene Luckenbaugh (Koozer)
January 14, 2021
We enjoyed the picnics and visit to the farm. From Sis Stepp (Jo Emerick) daughter
Deb Stepp
January 14, 2021
I worked for the Shoops on the farm starting as a summer job and than after school and after graduation Ethel and Gene were wonderful to work for she aways had a smile every day my condolences to the whole Shop family

John Kelley
John Kelley
January 14, 2021
Ethel was like a second mother when my dad Bill and I went to their house to visit or met them at horse shows. Ethel and I went for ice cream at Rakestraw's , Curve Inn many times. My deepest condolences to Gene,Sharon,Beth, Boomer. Frank's family Sue and anyone I forgot to mention. Missed all the good times with the family. She was so outgoing and fun loving and up for whatever...just at the spur of the moment. I'm sure she is keeping an eye on Gene Jr . Sarah "Satch" Wagman
Satch Wagman
January 14, 2021
Ethel was a wonderful, funny and loving lady. I enjoyed going into the trailer shop to see her and just sit and talk. She lived a long and loving life. Our deepest condolences to the entire Shoop family.
Kathy, Dennis, and Kevin ♥
Kathy Mulholland
January 13, 2021
A great smile, happy all the time, lived life to the fullest, wonderful lady always willing to help anyone. Ethel was an inspiration to all that knew her.
All the McMillens were fortunate to have known her and shared many good times together.
Now she has joined Shoopie and are together once again
Our thoughts go out to all of our extended family, the Shoop’s.
It all stared with a verbal agreement to sell us their farm with Ethel talking to Jim on the phone. They didn’t want a deposit or papers, said their word was good. It certainly was. Shoopie took care of me for many years, I felt I was the daughter he never had.
Love you. Gail and Jim
Gail and Jim McMillen
January 12, 2021
Ethel was a dynamic lady. She was always ready to have fun. I never saw her that she didn't have a big smile and infectious laugh. We will miss Ethel. Love to her wonderful family.
Jan Napiltonia
January 12, 2021
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
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