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112 West King Street
P.O. Box 336
Shippensburg, PA 17257
Phone: 717-532-2211
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Mary Mellinger

Mary Elizabeth Mellinger

Monday, January 6th, 1936 - Friday, September 11th, 2020
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Mary Elizabeth. Mellinger, 84, a resident of Elmcroft, Shippensburg, formerly of 100 Middle Spring Road, passed away peacefully Friday, September 11, 2020 at UPMC Pinnacle Carlisle with her family by her side.

She was born January 6, 1936 in Waynesboro Hospital, Franklin County, PA. She was a daughter of the late David M. and Catharine (Myers) Hawbaker.

Mary was a member of Middle Spring Presbyterian Church, Shippensburg. She attended James Buchanan High School, Mercersburg. Early in her life she worked at Stanley Company, Chambersburg. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially her three daughters, two grandsons and great-granddaughter. Later in life Mary moved to the Elmcroft Assisted Living Community and made many, many friends. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

On November 3, 1957, Mary married Ray M. Mellinger who passed away December 1, 1998. They were life-long dairy farmers. She worked right alongside her husband for 41 years. Mary also enjoyed gardening, sewing, quilting and canning. She was a fabulous cook, providing delicious meals at every holiday.

Mary is survived by three daughters, Diane M. (Douglas) Henry, Sondra K. Mellinger and Donna R. Dice, two grandsons, Taylor R. Henry and fiancée Brittany Opalka and Colby R. (Sierra) Dice, one great-granddaughter, Quinn Elisabeth Dice, four brothers, Rodger, Harmon, Dwight and Wayne Hawbaker, one sister, Louise Wenger, one brother-in-law, Sam Horst and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by one sister, Elaine Horst, sister-in laws, Irene Hawbaker and Gail Magee and a brother-in-law, John Magee.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. in the Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home & Crematorium, Shippensburg. Officiating will be The Rev. Kimberley Wadlington. Burial will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery. A viewing will be held one hour prior to the services in the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made the Middle Spring Presbyterian Church, 135 Middle Spring Rd., Shippensburg, PA 17257.

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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home & Crematorium, Inc.
    112 West King St.
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  • Service

    Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 2:00pm
    Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home & Crematorium, Inc.
    112 West King St.
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    Rev. Kimberley D. Wadlington
  • Interment

    Spring Hill Cemetery
    114 North Morris St.
    shippensburg, PA 17257
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Posted at 01:09pm
Our deepest sympathies to the family. Mary was a wonderful person. She will be greatly missed by all of us. Mildred always looked forward to her visits and phone calls, and misses them. Our love and prayers. Marianne and Gary Kennedy, and Mildred Kramer.

Vickie Negley

Posted at 07:54am
Extending our deepest sympathy to Mary's family. Mary was such a sweet lady. She was a very dear friend to our mother,
Anna Negley, at Elmcroft. They enjoyed so many wonderful days together.
Anna Negley and Family

Barb Thompson

Posted at 11:15am
Sondra, my deepest sympathy to you and your family.

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