12:02 AM EST, February 19, 2013
Mary Elizabeth Shifler, 81, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away, surrounded by her family, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center.
Born July 19, 1931, in Frederick, Md., she was the daughter of the late Roger Eugene and Grace Almega Roelke.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Seibert C. “Sy” Shifler, who died Nov. 7, 2006.
She graduated from Frederick High School.
Mary worked with her husband as part owner of Shifler Electric.
She was a member of Benevola United Methodist Church and was a former member of Antietam Lioness Club.
She enjoyed the companionship of her pet dog, Sophie, and appreciated the helping hands of neighbors in her community.
In Mary and Sy’s retirement years, they loved spending the winters in Florida and enjoyed spending time with their family.
She is survived by two daughters, Laura Anderson of Williamsport, Md., and Barbara Younkins of Hagerstown; two sons, Carroll Shifler of Hagerstown and Donald Shifler of Boonsboro; a sister, Dolores Notnagle of Frederick; eight grandchildren, Lindsay, Judy, Penny, Daniel, Michael, Karen, Tony and Dawn; and seven great-grandchildren, Jared, Kylee, Keith, Matthew, Ryan, Shaymus and Adam Jr.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Helfrich.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. John H. Dean will officiate. Burial will be in Boonsboro Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m.
Memorial donations may be made to Benevola United Methodist Church, 19925 Benevola Church Road, Boonsboro, MD 21713 or Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders, 5 Public Square, Suite 307, Hagerstown, MD 21740.
Online condolences are accepted at www.minnichfh.com.
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