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H. Ann (Shelley) Whitcomb

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H. Ann (Shelley) Whitcomb, 75, of Mechanicsburg, passed to eternal life on Saturday, December 28, 2013, in the M. S. Hershey Medical Center.  She was born on Jan. 9, 1938, in Danville, VA, a daughter of the late Matthew M. and Blanche Rose (Gilbert) Shelley.

Ann was a 1956 graduate of Mechanicsburg High School.  She was the bookkeeper for 30 years with Whitcomb Tax and Financial Services and formerly co-owned along with her husband, the former Whitcomb TV & Appliances, both of Mechanicsburg.  In her earlier years, Ann had worked for Quaker Oats and The Book of the Month Club.  She attended Saint Joseph Catholic Church, Mechanicsburg.  Ann enjoyed traveling with the Cotler VIP Tours.

She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 43 years, Alfred L. “Al” Whitcomb, two daughters; Margaret “Mindy” Myers of Mechanicsburg and Shelley A. Whitcomb of Carlisle, one son, Boyd L. (and his wife, Elizabeth “Becky” Smith) Myers, Jr. of Carlisle, one sister; Mary C. Eberly of Mechanicsburg, four brothers; Matthew M. Shelley of Mechanicsburg, B. Joseph Shelley of Huntsville, AL, James Shelley of Sioux City, IA and William P. Shelley of Frederick, MD, her canine companion, Lucy and many nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, January 3, 2014, at 11 a.m. in Saint Joseph Catholic Church, 410 E. Simpson St., Mechanicsburg, with Rev. Louis P. Ogden officiating.  Burial will follow in Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Mechanicsburg.  Visitations will be held on Thursday from 5 – 8:00 p.m. with a Prayer Service to be held at 7:45 p.m. in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle and on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. at the church.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Dept. of Family and Community Medicine, Gift Fund, Penn State College of Medicine, 500 University Dr., Hershey, PA 17033 or Hospice of Central PA, 1320 Linglestown Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17110.

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I have known Ann for a long time but recently she became a patron of mine. I will remember Ann as a gentle person. We became very close in the last year. She was so concerned for me and our son who has Autism. I will miss her soooo much and it was a pleasure to see her every Friday to get her hair done. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
In Christ love, Suzy Brenner

Big Al and Shell, my thoughts and prayers are with you! Hugs coming you're way!!!


I've been thinking of you constantly since I heard the news.
I hope that you find peace and comfort from everyone around you who loves you so very much!

I will remember Ann with fondness. My deepest condolences to her entire family.

Susannah Closs
Dear Al,
We are so saddened at the loss of Ann. Please accept our deepest condolences. She is now with God and will be sorely missed here.
Allan & Joan Maybee

Shelley and Family -

What a wonderful woman who made the world a better place. I am praying for all of you and hoping that God brings you peace. Love you!

Courtney Reinhard

To Shelley and Family, I am so sad to hear of your mother's passing. She was such an important part of growing up for many of us, and a role model, and we will miss her. My thoughts are with you all during this very sad time.

Jennifer Piekut Moreland

We are greatly saddened to hear of your families loss. Ann was a wonderful and always helpful friend. I always enjoyed my visits with Ann.

Jonathan & Lori Bauer

Al, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Ann will be deeply missed.

Kathy & Dave

 So sorry ,

Dick & Lee Kunkle

We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during these difficult times.

Barbara & Ricardo Valdes

A fellow member of the Class of 1956, Mechanicsburg High School. A very nice person to remember from years ago. Prayers and Blessings to the family.

Betsy Starr Bardell Kluck, Davenport, FL

We are sorry for your loss.

Clyde and Roxanne Beaver

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Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Inc.
Since 1853
630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, PA 17013
Phone:  (717) 243-2421
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(1926 ~ 2009)
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(1926 ~ 2009)
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(1892 ~ 1988)
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(1898 ~ 1934)
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(1866 ~ 1924)
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(1831 ~ 1903)

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