Shirley L. Beckage, 68, of Hellertown, died Thursday, January 12, 2017 at VNA Hospice House of St. Luke's, Lower Saucon Twp. She is the wife of George A. Beckage. She was born in Allentown on September 14, 1948 to the late Charles and Marguerite (Michel) Gruver. She worked for 45 years at SureFit, Bethlehem until her retirement. Shirley is a member of St. John's Windish Evangelical Lutheran Church, Bethlehem. Survivors: In addition to husband of 50 years; children: Sherry L. (Allen R.) Koch of Bethlehem, Denise M. (Michael) Martin of Hellertown; siblings: Dave Reis & Loretta Wright, both of Allentown, Carol Huff in NJ, Betty Gerhard of Bethlehem; grandchildren: Tiffany Amato and Allie Martin; great grandchildren: Emma Farley. Predeceased by siblings. Services: Family and friends are invited to call 10 - 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at St. John's Windish Evangelical Lutheran Church, 617 East 4th Street, Bethlehem, followed by the service at 11 a.m. The interment will be at Cedar Hill Memorial Park, Allentown. Online expressions of sympathy can be recorded at: www.heintzelmancares.com . Arrangements are by the Heintzelman Funeral Home, Inc. - Hellertown. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorials to the church 18015 and or the VNA of St. Luke's Hospice, Bethlehem, 18015.
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