Shirley R. Porter

2013-10-30T10:43:00Z Shirley R. Porter The Sentinel
October 30, 2013 10:43 am

Shirley R. Porter, 78, of Mt. Holly Springs, passed away Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, in her home, with her loving family by her side. She was the widow of James F. Porter, who passed away Apr. 19, 2006. Shirley was born June 15, 1935, in Shippensburg, to the late Roy A. and Ruth Gerhart Gipe. Shirley retired from the former Town & Country and was a former employee of McCoy Electronics. She was a member of New Life Community Church, Mt. Holly Springs, loved Christian music, and collected angels and old Santas. Shirley dearly loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her son, Jerry S. (Doris) Porter of Plainfield; and four daughters, Teresa V. Porter of Mt. Holly Springs, Sharon L. Alexander and late husband, Kenneth of Shippensburg, Kerry A. (William) Ocker of Newville and Heidi L. (Bruce) Baitsell of Mt. Holly Springs. Also surviving are six grandchildren, Tracy, Mindy, Keith, Sammy, Justin, Sara; and a special person, Tiff, who was like a granddaughter; four great-grandchildren, Tara, Megan, Abby and Jaxson; and a great-great-grandson, Thomas. Surviving are four sisters, Beatrice Nye of Newburg, Betty Baker of Lurgan, Margaret Jumper of Shippensburg and Donna Shuman of Scotland. She was predeceased by her brothers, Raymond and Richard Gipe.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Oct. 31 at 11:00 AM at the Hollinger Funeral Home & Crematory, 501 N. Baltimore Ave., Mt. Holly Springs, PA 17065 with the Rev. Ryan Brown officiating. Interment will be in the Mt. Holly Springs Cemetery. A viewing will be held Wednesday, Oct. 30 from 6 to 8 PM and 1 hour prior to services on Thursday. Condolences to the family may be made at www.hollinger

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