Ada Shimmel
1932 - 2018
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Ada F. Shimmel
August 5, 1932 - February 20, 2018
Ada Frances "Fran" (Hamer) Shimmel, 85, passed away Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at Rest Haven York. She was the loving wife of Clyde A. Shimmel of York, with whom they celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary on Monday, February 19.
Mrs. Shimmel was born on August 5, 1932 in Blue Ball, daughter of the late Walter and Bertha (Wiser) Hamer.
Fran was a member of Shiloh United Church of Christ and the Chancel Choir. She enjoyed singing, in her younger years she traveled with her sisters as the "Hamer Sisters." She loved spending time with family and camping with her husband in their motorhome.
In addition to her husband, survivors include a daughter, Beverly A. Thoman and her husband, Robert of Red Lion; three sons, Larry R. Shimmel and his wife, Debra of DE, Robert L. Shimmel of York and William B. Shimmel and his wife, Teri of NJ; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great- grandchildren; a brother, Ashley Hamer and his wife, Shirley of Manchester; and a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Bradley M. Thoman; and eight siblings.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday, February 26, 2018 at Shiloh United Church of Christ, 2251 Willow Rd., York. Officiating will be her Interim Pastor, Michael Beynon. There will be a viewing from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service at the church. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions be made to Shiloh United Church of Christ, 2251 Willow Rd., York, PA 17408 or the Alzheimer's Association of Greater York, 1100 Liberty Ave., Suite E-201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

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Published in York Daily Record on Feb. 23, 2018.
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February 23, 2018
Deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother and grandmother. She was a delight to know and shares stories of her past with your father.
She was very fortunate to have her devoted husband and children who took such good care of her during her illness.
She loved to sing and on my home visits we would sing some of her favorite hymns.
Prayers for all as you grieve the loss of her but your memories will be what will help you remember her and the things you did as a family.
Joyce Mummert
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