Jean M. Spahr
DOVER - Jean M. Spahr, age 91, passed away on Wednesday, March 24, 2021. She was married to the love of her life, Eugene E. Spahr, for 71 years. Those blessed to have known her will eagerly share stories of her willingness to care for others, and to share one of her legendary hugs. She was devoted to her family, yet had a way of making everyone she met feel loved. She had a memorable laugh, and a remarkable joy for life.
Born July 6, 1929 in Hellam Township, Jean was the daughter of the late Samuel E. and Nora R. (Shaffer) Shermeyer. In addition to working for Bluebird Silk Factory, Jean was a member of Paradise Holtzschwamm Lutheran Church, where she sang in the choir, cooked for many, and welcomed any opportunity to serve.
In addition to her husband, Jean is survived by three sons, Donald E. Spahr and companion, Movita Blum of Reading, David A. Spahr and wife, Jennifer of York and Steven O. Spahr and wife, Annette of Camp Hill; seven grandchildren, Michael Schaeberle, Matthew Spahr, Erin Snyder, Ryan Spahr, Ellery Spahr, Aaron Spahr and Riley Spahr; six great grandchildren; and a large extended family. She was preceded in death by her parents; four sisters, Madeline Livingston, Ferne Holtzapple, Ruth Fogle and Sheila Miller; and seven brothers, Claire, Donald, Edward, Dale, Theodore, William and Dennis Shermeyer.
Out of respect and concern for public health and safety, services for Jean will be private at this time. Burial will take place in Salem Union Cemetery. Emig Funeral Home, Dover is serving her family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Paradise Holtzschwamm Lutheran Church, 3241 Church Rd., Thomasville, PA 17364.
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Paradise Holtzschwamm Lutheran Church
3241 Church Rd., Thomasville PA 17364