Betty L. (Shirk) Deamer

Born: Sat., Apr. 19, 1924
Died: Sun., Apr. 19, 2015


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     Betty L. Deamer, 91, of Mifflintown, died Sunday, April 19, 2015 at the home of her daughter, Janice Shadel.

     Born April 19, 1924 in Evandale, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Dora (Brosius) Shirk. Her husband, William Howard Deamer died on May 11, 1966.

     She is survived by three children, Janice Shadel of Mifflintown, William R. "Bob" Deamer and wife, Phyllis, of Elizabethville, and Clinton Deamer of Fishing Creek; one brother, Clinton Shirk and wife, Ethel, of Northumberland, one sister, Phyllis Colburn and husband, George, of Scottsdale, Ariz.; seven grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren.

     She was preceded in death by one daughter, Carol V. Robinson, an infant son, Carl Deamer, one sister, Arlene Varner, and two brothers, Laverne Shirk and Carl Shirk.

     Betty worked as a seamstress in local sewing factories and was a cook and baker at Zimmie's Diner.

     She was a member of Free Spring Church of the Brethren.

     She enjoyed reading, cooking, sewing, and doing mending for Abundant Blessings and for other people. Her best friend and constant companion was her poodle, Cookie.

     Following Betty's wishes, there will be no funeral service.  Interment will be in Goodwill Cemetery, Bunkertown.

     Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

     Guss Funeral Home, Inc., 20 S. Third Street, Mifflintown, has care of the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Betty's memory to the following organization:

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
http://www.stjude.org
501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105
Tel: 901 495 3300

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