Mary Ellen Showalter, 78

April 02, 2010

FEB. 15, 1932-APRIL 1, 2010

McVEYTOWN, Pa. - Mary Ellen Showalter, 78, of Sandy Cliff Drive, McVeytown, Pa., died at 12:20 a.m. Thursday, April 1, 2010, at her home.

Born Feb. 15, 1932, in Maugansville, Md, she was a daughter of the late Laban R. and Maggie (Ebersole) Eby. Her husband, Irvin D. Showalter, whom she married March 4, 1952, survives.

Also surviving are: a daughter, Shirley L. Schell of Lewistown; a son, Terry D. Showalter and wife Darlis of Mt. Union; four siblings, Paul Eby and wife Carrie, Melvin Eby and wife Miriam, Lois Shaffer and Ida Mae Horst, all of Chambersburg; and five grandchildren, Shelly Schell, Mark Smith, Theresa Williams, Teena Showalter and Janette Sharp.


A member of the Juniata Mennonite Church, she was a faithful minister's wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Living Springs Mennonite Church, 500 Ridge Road, McVeytown, PA 17051, with Ministers Carl Weaver, Luke Martin and Lester Hess officiating. Interment will be in the Strodes Mills Mennonite Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Living Springs Mennonite Church, and from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service Saturday at the church.

Please omit flowers.

Harshbarger Funeral Home, McVeytown, is in charge of arrangements.

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