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112 West King Street
P.O. Box 336
Shippensburg, PA 17257
Phone: 717-532-2211
Fax: 717-532-8471
Elizabeth Shoap

Elizabeth F. Shoap (Critchley)

Tuesday, September 21st, 1920 - Wednesday, February 13th, 2019
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Elizabeth F. Shoap, 98, of Chambersburg, passed away Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at the Chambersburg Hospital.

She was born Tuesday, September 21, 1920 in Harrisburg, the daughter of the late Edmund Weist Critchley and Frances Livingston Holt Critchley.

Elizabeth was a graduate of the Pottstown Area High School. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Shippensburg. Elizabeth was a former member of the Carlisle Garden Club, a former member of the Shippensburg Civic Club, and worked as a volunteer at the Chambersburg Hospital.

She was a member of a weekly women’s Bible study group, enjoyed gardening, animals, feeding the birds, and loved and cherished her family.

Surviving is her husband of 72 years, John Kenneth Shoap, whom she married September 21, 1946; two sons, Kenneth E. (wife Vicki) Shoap, Lurgan, and Richard L. (wife Patricia) Shoap, Chambersburg; two grandchildren, Lindsey E. (husband Jessy) Ringquist, Gettysburg, and Matthew B. Shoap, Chambersburg.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in the Presbyterian Church of Shippensburg, with the Rev. Michael K. Miller officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery. A visitation will be held Thursday, from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service in the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Presbyterian Church of Shippensburg, 12 South Prince Street, Shippensburg, PA 17257 or the Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter, 5051 Letterkenny Road, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 21st, 2019 | 10:30am - 11:00am
    Thursday, February 21st, 2019 10:30am - 11:00am
    Shippensburg Presbyterian Church
    12 South Prince Street
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  • Service

    Thursday, February 21st, 2019 | 11:00am
    Thursday, February 21st, 2019 11:00am
    Shippensburg Presbyterian Church
    12 South Prince Street
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    *****The service day and time has been changed due to inclement weather*****
    Rev. Michael K. Miller
  • Interment

    Spring Hill Cemetery
    114 North Morris St.
    shippensburg, PA 17257
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Kitty Markley

Posted at 06:47pm
Dear Ken and Vicki: We are so sorry to hear of Beth's death. Thank God, we know where she is and that she is now whole and well. Give Ken Sr. our condolences. Bless you all. Love, Kitty and Barry Markley

Vicki Shoap Posted at 12:16pm

Thank you, Kitty & Barry! Yes, you are absolutely right....we KNOW where Mother is and that she is now loved perfectly and is once again whole. We'll see her again one day.

Kaitlynn Freeman

Posted at 06:29pm
Beth was a very loving, kind, out going women. I had the pleasure of working with her and getting to know her. She always had a smile on her faces and always wanted to do things for you. I sure am going to miss her beautiful self.

Vicki Shoap Posted at 12:14pm

Kaitlynn, our family so appreciates your help with Mother. As you have so aptly described her, you got to know what we have always known. She was a most beautiful soul and we were so fortunate to have her as mother and mother-in-law!

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