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Elsie J. Shoff

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Elsie J. Shoff, 81, formerly of Huntsdale, died Friday, January 13, 2012, at Swaim Health Center, Green Ridge Village, Newville. She was born on Monday, February 24, 1930, in Cumberland County, a daughter of the late William and Zella (Mixell) Barclay and the widow of Robert M. Shoff, who died in 1997.

Elsie was a homemaker and will be deeply missed by her family and friends. She was a life member of the Penn Twp. Volunteer Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary, Newville. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Rose Darlene Marchesano, six brothers and one sister.

She is survived by four sons; Michael and Joseph (and his wife, Cheryl) Marchesano, both of Michigan and Victor and Robert Marchesano, both of Newville, two daughters; Crystal Smith and Barbara (and her husband, Owen) Keefer, both of Newville, eight grandchildren, including Elizabeth Shapiro of Newville and Julie Heefner of Shippensburg and 13 great-grandchildren, including Owen Jared Shapiro of Newville.

Memorial services will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, January 18, 2012, at the Penn Township Fire Company, 1750 Pine Rd., Newville, with Rev. Jan Custer officiating. Burial will be private. Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle, is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Central PA, 1320 Linglestown Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17110.

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Our thoughts and Prayers are with the family

Dale & Alma Myers


Aunt Elsie will be deeply missed by all, prayers are going out to you all. May God bless and keep you.

Love Mary and Bill Nickey

Granma, we have had our share of laughs and our share of cries. But the last 4 months of your life has been the best 4 months of mine. You have helped me in so many ways. You were in so much pain but yet you did what needed to b done and you still smiled about it. We have had alot of long talks and I am so very thankful for that time. Even though I know your in no pain now I still wish I had you here with me. I love you granma may you rest in peace!
Julie (jj) Heefner

Sorry to hear about Elsie.  Wish I could be there for the memorial service, but unfortunately I am in Texas with Janell and won't be back until the 20th.  I will be thinking of you all...Hope to see you soon.

Nancy Shoff

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of loss.

Jim & Pam Sheaffer

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of loss.

Jim & Pam Sheaffer

Aunt Elsie was more of a grandmother to us then an Aunt. Always there to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed it. Very strong and stubborn and we loved that about her. I won't be able to make the Memorial service but tonight in honor of her I will be making chicken spaghetti...not as good as hers but I'll give it a shot.  Aunt Elsie we will miss you! May you rest in peace with Uncle Bob. We love you!

Mari Shoff Receveur


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Since 1853
630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, PA 17013
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