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 Shirley H <I>Mitcheltree</I> Wiggins

Shirley H Mitcheltree Wiggins

Ridgway, Elk County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 16 Dec 2012 (aged 80–81)
Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Buchanan Section
Memorial ID 100563243 · View Source
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Shirley H. Wiggins, 81, of Lancaster, passed away on Sunday morning at the Essa Flory Hospice Center following a two-year illness. Born in Ridgeway, PA, she was the daughter of the late Alfred H. and Veronica C. Orsie Mitcheltree and was the wife of the late Glenn R. Wiggins, who passed away in 1988.

Shirley had worked as a unit secretary for the former St. Joseph Hospital and also at Lancaster General Hospital and for AARP. She was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Lancaster and enjoyed painting and traveling. She was a volunteer at the Landis Valley Farm Museum and was a member of the Red Hat Society.

Shirley will be lovingly remembered by her children: Ann M., wife of David M. Henkel of Landisville; Sandra L., wife of Mark D. Lowery of Albany, NY; and Glenn "Bob" R., Jr., husband of Donna K. Wiggins, Jr. of Conestoga; 10 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; also by her brothers: Paul H. of Driftwood, PA, R. Theodore, (Judy) of Erie, PA, John M. of Ormond Beach, FL, Dennis E., (Marilyn) and William A., (Kay) Mitcheltree, all of Ridgeway, PA. Shirley will also be fondly remembered by her companion, David C. Royer of Lancaster and his family, Bill and Tiffany, Cliff and Barb, Eric and Tina, Laura and Dave Rugh, and his six grandchildren and one great granddaughter. Shirley was preceded in death by a daughter, Catherine J. Sawyer, wife of James Sawyer, a son Norman A. Wiggins, husband of Susan Wiggins, a sister Patricia L. Larkin and a brother Alan J. Mitcheltree.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her Life Celebration Memorial Service at St. John's Episcopal Church, 321 W. Chestnut St., Lancaster, PA on Friday at 11 AM with the Rev. John W. Morris officiating. Interment will be held at Greenwood Cemetery on Friday at 10 AM. The family will receive friends in the parish social hall immediately following the service. If desired, memorials may be sent in Shirley's memory to Hospice and Community Care, 685 Good Dr., P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125. To share a fond memory of Shirley, please visit

(Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era 12/18/2012)

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  • Created by: Donna Butler Sheaffer
  • Added: 12 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100563243
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Shirley H Mitcheltree Wiggins (1931–16 Dec 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100563243, citing Greenwood Cemetery, Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Donna Butler Sheaffer (contributor 46777676) .