THOMPSONTOWN — Shirley J. Lindsey, 71, of RD1 Thompsontown, passed away at 4:35 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, 2009, peacefully at her residence.

She was born May 17, 1937, at Buckwheat Valley, Snyder County, a daughter of the late Rhine and Naomi (Troutman) Maneval. On Oct. 6, 1956, she was united in marriage to M. Eugene "Gene" Lindsey, who survives. Her passing breaks a marital union of 52 years.

Shirley was employed at the East Salem and the Richfield Sewing Factories. She then worked at Seven Stars Country Store. Along with her husband and her son, Douglas, they owned and operated the Seven Stars Artic Cat Snowmobile Shop.

She was a member of the Assembly of God Church, Mifflintown, a member of the Order of Eastern Star, New Bloomfield, and was active in the Republican Women of Juniata County.

Shirley was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who cherished time spent with her grandchildren. She also enjoyed traveling, gardening and flowers of all kinds.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Douglas L. and Terry Lindsey of Richfield; two grandchildren, Abby Renee Lindsey of Philadelphia and Lance Corporal John Allen Lindsey of Harrisburg; one brother and sister-in-law, David and Betty Maneval of Richfield; one sister and brother-in-law, Deannie and Pete Maneval of Richfield; and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends for the viewing from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday followed by a funeral service at 11, all from the George P. Garman Funeral Homes, Inc., 9366 Route 35, Mount Pleasant Mills, with Pastor Chip McCommons officiating.

Burial will be made in the Maze Cemetery, RR1, Thompsontown.

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