The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

March 27, 2013

Anita M. Shemory, 79, Mifflinburg


The Daily Item

— MIFFLINBURG — Anita Mary Shemory, 79, of 653 Penns Creek Road for the past 44 years, entered into rest at 5:51 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg.

She was born July 13, 1933, in Ithaca, N.Y., a daughter of the late Charles and Cecilia (Fish) Benson. On Aug. 6, 1954, in Centre County, she married Freeman E. Shemory, who survives.

Anita was active in the sewing circle and secret sister dinners at Millmont Mennonite Church.

She enjoyed quilting, flowers, reading her Bible and praying everyday. Anita especially enjoyed family gatherings.

Surviving, in addition to her husband of 58 years, are three sons and two daughters-in-law, Rodney E. and Linda Shemory, of Wilkes-Barre, Gerald M. Shemory, of Selinsgrove, and Vincent P. and Rose Shemory, of Mifflinburg; two daughters and a son-in-law, Crystal C. Shemory, of Sunbury, and Dimond V. and Ronnie Kolc, of Wilkes-Barre; one sister, Flora Espy, of Ithaca, N.Y.; 25 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Freeman C. Shemory and Keith A. Shemory; one brother, Donald Benson; and three sisters, Phyllis Fox, Margaret Fox and Alice Jenson.

Family and friends are welcome from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday and 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, followed by the funeral at 2, in Millmont Mennonite Church, Millmont Road, with ministers Mark Weaver, Nate Reiff and David Swartzentruber officiating.

Burial will be in Hartleton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Freeman E. Shemory, 653 Penns Creek Road, Mifflinburg, PA 17844.

Funeral arrangements are by the Roupp Funeral Home Inc., 8594 Old Turnpike Road, Mifflinburg.