Obituaries

Janet Kann
B: 1944-09-16
D: 2017-08-19
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Kann, Janet
Richard Davis Virgens
B: 1932-12-09
D: 2017-08-18
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Virgens, Richard Davis
Jeffrey Comerer
B: 1961-01-05
D: 2017-08-18
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Comerer, Jeffrey
Charles Morgan
B: 1946-09-20
D: 2017-08-17
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Morgan, Charles
Martha Alleman
B: 1928-12-18
D: 2017-08-15
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Alleman, Martha
Betty Keeseman Johnson
B: 1939-02-22
D: 2017-08-14
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Keeseman Johnson, Betty
Lucille Sappington
B: 1933-09-08
D: 2017-08-13
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Sappington, Lucille
Patricia Fasnacht
B: 1937-11-21
D: 2017-08-07
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Fasnacht, Patricia
Michael Witmer
B: 1976-06-09
D: 2017-08-06
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Witmer, Michael
Alvin Elliott
B: 1931-10-30
D: 2017-08-05
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Elliott, Alvin
Harold Hutchinson
B: 1928-09-13
D: 2017-08-05
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Hutchinson, Harold
James Gleim
B: 1935-07-24
D: 2017-08-04
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Gleim, James
Betty Scott
B: 1925-03-04
D: 2017-08-01
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Scott, Betty
Paul Killian
B: 1927-09-30
D: 2017-07-30
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Killian, Paul
Benjamin Lantz
B: 1942-08-21
D: 2017-07-28
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Lantz, Benjamin
Bonnie Halter
B: 1942-12-28
D: 2017-07-28
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Halter, Bonnie
Helen Russell Turner
B: 1925-10-30
D: 2017-07-27
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Russell Turner, Helen
W. Cecil Wiser
B: 1930-03-15
D: 2017-07-27
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Wiser, W. Cecil
Ruby Etter
B: 1925-09-05
D: 2017-07-25
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Etter, Ruby
Pastor William "Bill" Myers
B: 1956-03-09
D: 2017-07-24
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Myers, Pastor William "Bill"
Louise Lynch
B: 1934-08-07
D: 2017-07-22
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Lynch, Louise

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JOURNEY TO HEALING

Facilitated by Grane Hospice bereavement staff, Journey to Healing is a time of fellowship and support for people who have experienced loss in their life.  It is an opportunity to share your experience, if you are comfortable, and to provide comfort and caring to others in need. 

Journey to Healing is open to anyone who would like to attend and is free of charge.

This program will be held at Elmcroft of Shippensburg on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 3:00 p.m.

Elmcroft of Shippensburg is located at 129 Walnut Bottom Road, Shippensburg, PA  17257.  For more information, please contact:  Stacy Beck, Bereavement Counselor, (717) 763-4001, or sbeck@granehospice.com.

 

GRIEFSHARE

A special seminar and support group for people who are grieving the loss of someone close. 

Shippensburg First Church of God

121 East King Street, Shippensburg, PA 17257

Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. beginning May 24, 2017 through August 16, 2017.  To register or for more information, please call (717) 532-8421.

 

Bereaved Parents Support Group

If you are grieving the loss of a child of any age, please join us the first Thursday of every month from 7:30-9:00 p.m. at:
Messiah U.M. Church
(in the Timothy House Annex)
30 S. Penn St., Shippensburg, PA.

“Supporting each other in our grief.”

This group is facilitated by Marcie Taylor of the Drew Michael Taylor Foundation of Shippensburg. Marcie’s 3 1/2 year old son, Drew, was killed in an auto accident on June 13, 2006. If you have questions about the Bereaved Parents Support Group, please contact Marcie Taylor at 532-8922 or by e-mail at drewmichaeltaylor@pa.net.
 

Drew's Hope

Drew's Hope, a support program for children, teens and their families, utilizes student and faculty volunteers from Shippensburg University's Counseling Department and Growing Edges Community Counseling Clinic.  Children and teens will participate in age appropriate activities and discussion while adults will meet in separate groups to share memories of their loved one, gain support from other adults and discuss how to help their children cope.

The program's FREE seven-session program (includes dinner) will meet at the Luhr's Elementary School at Shippensburg University.  Drew's Hope now offers a second location at Greencastle Antrim Middle School.

The Program is biweekly and runs for seven weeks in both the fall and spring.

For more information, contact the Drew Michael Taylor Foundation at 717 532-8922 or drewmichaeltaylor@pa.net.
 

ASERACARE HOSPICE

Parental Loss Support Group

When:  The 4th Tuesday of each month from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Where:  AseraCare Hospice, 75 S. Houcks Road, Suite 101, Harrisburg, PA 17109
Open:    To anyone who has lost a mother or father within the last year

AseraCare Hospice offers supoort groups aimed at helping individuals who have experienced the death of a loved one.  We recognize that there is strength in numbers, and for a person who is grieving, a support group offers hope and encouragement.  Connecting with other people who have lost a loved one can be beneficial to all who travel a journey of grief.

If you are interested, please call Andrea Yingling, Bereavement Coordinator, 717 541-4466.

Please register before attending. 

Highmark Caring Place

A Center for Grieving Children, Adolescents and Their Families.  For more information please visit their website at www.highmarkcaringplace.com

Widow to Widow Lunch Group

When:        2nd Monday of each month
Where:       Bonanza Restaurant (located in the Chambersburg Mall)
Time:        11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

This is an on-going support group that meets to provide an opportunity for widows to share and learn about grief and the journey it brings.  Each month will feature a topic related to healing your grief.  Each person is responsible for the cost of their meal.  Meeting will be in the private dining area of the restaurant.  For more information and to register, contact Kim McCurdy at 717 217-3527.

SpiriTrust Lutheran Home Care and Hospice

Each of our bereavement and grief support programs are available at no cost and are open to anyone in the community who has experienced a loss. For more information, please contact us at admissioncare@spiritrustlutheranhomecare.org or call us toll free at 1.855.817.3085.