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Judith P. Shimp

June 8, 1954 ~ July 27, 2021 (age 67)


Judith P. Shimp, 67, of Eldred Township, died on July 27, 2021 at Albert Einstein Medical Center.

She was born on June 8, 1954, in York, daughter of Franklin and Dorothy (Thomas) Patschke.

Judith graduated from Ephrata High School, Mansfield University and Wilkes College with a Master’s degree. She later retired as a professor from Penn College, she was a member of Montoursville Presbyterian Church and did retiree lunches at the church with Faye Konkle. She enjoyed quilting, outdoor camping, and traveling.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Franklin “Pat” Edward Patschke, Jr.

Surviving is her husband of 29 years, Robert L. Shimp; brother, David (Charlotte) Patschke, of Orlando, FL.; and two sisters, Deborah (Michael) Butterworth, of Reading, and Melissa Patschke, of Reading.

There will be a celebration of life on Saturday, August 21, 2021, 11:00 a.m. at Montoursville Presbyterian Church, 900 Elm St., Montoursville, with Rev. David S. Smith officiating.

Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

Friends will be received from 10-11:00 a.m. on Saturday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the church.

Arrangements are being handled by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.


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July 31, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Montoursville Presbyterian Church (Montoursville)

Celebration of Life
August 21, 2021

11:00 AM
Montoursville Presbyterian Church (Montoursville)

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