Mary Elizabeth Mellinger 1936~2020

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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.

Mary Elizabeth Mellinger
Mary Elizabeth Mellinger

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.

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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 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.

Online condolences may be expressed here.


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