Betty R. (Griffith) Shirk, 79, of Alleghenyville, passed into heavenly rest on October 7, 2016, at home with her family by her side. Born in Cumru Twp., she was the daughter of the late George and Catherine (Derr) Griffith. She was predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Clarence. Betty was a 1955 graduate of Governor Mifflin, and a member of the Allegheny U.C.C. Along with her late husband, Betty was owner and operator of Shirk's Farm Produce in the former Shillington Farmers Market for 25 years. Betty loved singing in the church choir, country music, reading, sewing, cooking, traveling and animals, especially her dogs. She was a loving grandmother to her five grandchildren and devoted to her family. She is survived by two sons, Kent W. Shirk and Kevin C., husband of Bonnie (Ciervo) Shirk; one daughter, Kandice A., wife of Barry Esser, all of Brecknock Twp.; five grandchildren: Holly and Justin Esser, of Brecknock Twp.; Jodi Mears, husband of Dan Mears, of California, Md.; Melissa Shirk, of Los Angeles, Calif.; and Stacey Shirk, of Brecknock Twp.; and one great-grandchild, Owen Mears. She is also survived by siblings: Evelyn E. Griffith, of Clearwater, Fla.; Verna L. (Griffith) Wurst, of Tulpehocken Twp.; and brothers, Harold C. Griffith, of Oxfordshire, England; and Dennis G. Griffith, of Mohnton. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Judy D. Griffith. A special thank you to nurse Marrilynn Frantz for her loving care and support of Betty over the last three years. Relatives and Friends are invited to attend her Memorial Service at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 22, 2016, at Allegheny U.C.C., 1219 Kurtz Mill Road, Mohnton, PA 19540. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in her memory to Allegheny U.C.C. or the Animal Rescue League, 58 Kennel Road, Birdsboro, PA 19508. Funeral arrangement were entrusted to the Giles & Yeckley Funeral Home and Crematorium, Inc., of Mohnton. To offer the family online condolences, please visit us at www.gilesandyeckley.com .
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