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Ella Shirk

Ella Mae Shirk (Zimmerman)

Wednesday, July 25th, 1928 - Wednesday, December 18th, 2019
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Obituary

Ella Mae Shirk, 91, of New Enterprise, formerly of Ephrata, passed away on Wednesday, December 18, 2019, at her daughter's residence.

She was born in Ephrata to the late John E. and Katie (Nolt) Zimmerman and was wife of the late Henry M. Shirk who passed away in 2000.

She was a member of Groffdale Mennonite Church (Groffdale Conference).

Ella was a homemaker.

Ella is survived by five children, Anna, wife of Norman Reiff of New Enterprise, Aaron, husband of Esther Shirk of Granton, WI, Mary Ella, wife of Phares Weaver of Ephrata, Ervin, husband of Barbara Shirk of Hawkins, WI, John Henry, husband of Emma Shirk of Manheim; 33 grandchildren; 131 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; four sisters-in-law, Eva Zimmerman, Ella Zimmerman, Vera Shirk, Lydia Clemmer and a brother-in-law, Raymond Schrock.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Esther Shirk and five siblings, Nora, Isaac, Ivan, Norman and Aaron Zimmerman.

A viewing will be held on Saturday, December 21, 2019, from 1 to 5 PM at the residence of Norman Reiff, 153 Sunny Ridge Drive, New Enterprise.

An additional viewing will be held on Sunday, December 22, 2019 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at the residence
of Phares Weaver, 128 Cabin Road, Ephrata. Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 8:30 AM at the residence of Phares Weaver with further service at 9:30 from Groffdale Mennonite Church, 90 Groffdale Church Road, Leola with Bishop Ammon Weaver officiating. Interment will take place in the adjoining church cemetery.

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Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, December 21st, 2019 | 1:00pm - 5:00pm
    When
    Saturday, December 21st, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm
    Location
    residence of Norman Reiff
    Address
    153 Sunny Ridge Drive
    New Enterprise, PA 16664
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  • Second Visitation

    Sunday, December 22nd, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Sunday, December 22nd, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    residence of Phares Weaver
    Address
    128 Cabin Road
    Ephrata, PA 17522
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  • Third Visitation

    Sunday, December 22nd, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Sunday, December 22nd, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    residence of Phares Weaver
    Address
    Address not given
  • Service

    Monday, December 23rd, 2019 | 9:30am
    When
    Monday, December 23rd, 2019 9:30am
    Location
    Groffdale Mennonite Church
    Address
    90 Groffdale Church Road
    Leola, PA
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  • Interment

    Location
    Adjoining church cemetery

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