Obituary for Mary Jane Thrush (Shafer)
Mary Jane Thrush, 91, of Shippensburg, died Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at the Chambersburg Hospital.
Born Sunday, February 21, 1926 in Chambersburg, she was a daughter of the late Jacob W. and Jane Byers Shafer.
Mary Jane was a graduate of the Chambersburg Area Senior High School. She was a longtime member of the Mt. Rock Brethren in Christ Church, Shippensburg. She faithfully lived with wisdom, kindness, and selflessness. Mary Jane was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great- grandmother.
Mary Jane is survived by her husband of 66 years, Samuel A. Thrush whom she married on September 8, 1951, three sons; Lynn (wife Carol) Thrush, Tipp City, OH, Ray (wife Jean) Thrush, Shippensburg, and Kevin (wife DeAnne) Thrush, Leola, one daughter; Cheryl (husband Dale) Rice, Chambersburg, 13 grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Seth Shafer.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. in the Mt. Rock Brethren in Christ Church with Pastor Bradley Stutzman and Bishop Lynn Thrush officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Rock Cemetery. A viewing will be held Saturday from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. in the Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home & Crematorium, and one hour prior to the service on Sunday in the Church.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.fogelsanger-brickerfuneralhome.com.