Susan J. (Shirk) Mills, 61

March 01, 2011

OCT. 17, 1949-FEB. 22, 2011

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. — Susan J. (Shirk) Mills, 61, of Panama City Beach, Fla., entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Born Oct. 17, 1949, she was the daughter of the late Charles E. and Mary (Wetzel) Shirk of Clear Spring, Md.

She was a former member of St. Paul's U.C.C. of Clear Spring.

She was a 1967 graduate of Clear Spring High School and was a majorette in the high school marching band.

In her early years, she was employed by Miller Furniture of Hagerstown and Atlantic Cabinets of Hagerstown and Fayetteville, N.C. She then moved to Panama City Beach, where she acquired her real estate agent license.

Susan is survived by a daughter, Wendy L. Fitzgerald of Hagerstown; granddaughter, Whitney L. Fitzgerald of Martinsburg, W.Va.; stepmother, Mildred M. Shirk of Clear Spring; sister, Janis M. Sanders of Williamsport; stepsister, Felicia Hill of Clear Spring; three brothers, Edwin P. Shirk, C. Alton Shirk and Rodney L. Shirk, all of Clear Spring; and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life service will be held for family and friends on Sunday, March 6, 2011, at 2 p.m. at the Church of the Holy Trinity, 17805 Oak Ridge Drive, Hagerstown. The Rev. Timothy Leighton will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, the family encourages memorial donations be made to Hospice of Washington County, c/o Benevolent Fund, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Arrangements were entrusted to Donald Edwin Thompson Funeral Home Inc., 13607 National Pike, Clear Spring.

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