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Geraldine “Deanie” R. Shanebrook, 95, of Bonneauville, PA, entered God’s Eternal Care Sunday, August 19, 2018 at home with her loving family by her side.
Born October 29, 1922 in Hanover, PA, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Emma (Sneeringer) Helwig. She was the loving wife of the late Leroy J. Shanebrook who died February 10, 1997.
Deanie was the oldest living member of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, Bonneauville, PA. She was a member of the Catholic War Veterans Ladies’ Auxiliary and the Catholic Council of Women.
Deanie was a beautician and owned and operated Deanie’s Hair Salon for over fifty-eight years. In her younger days, she enjoyed sewing, crocheting, gardening, baking, and riding bikes with her grandchildren. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. As her health declined she loved reading books, playing solitaire and word search on her tablet.
Deanie is survived by her children, Barbara Dinges and husband Gary of Gettysburg, PA, Richard Shanebrook and wife Marilyn of Hatfield, PA, Pamela Clabaugh and husband Kenneth of Gettysburg, PA, Donna Smith and husband Tony of McSherrystown, PA, David “Choo-Choo” Shanebrook of Gettysburg, PA and Karen George and husband Michael of Gettysburg, PA; eleven grandchildren, Shawn Dinges and wife Julie, Tiffany Topper and husband Charles, Brandon Dinges, Jacki Shanebrook-Cohen and husband Sean, Derek Shanebrook and wife Veronica, Keith Clabaugh and his companion Amanda, and her daughters, Lilly and Maggie, Brent Clabaugh and wife Beth, Ryan Smith and wife Marie, Jerrod Smith and wife Emily, Justin George, and Brittany George; ten great-grandchildren, Calista, Maci and Tyson Dinges, Alexis and Zachary Topper, Russell Shanebrook, Brody Clabaugh, Josephine Cummings, Leland Smith, and Rowan Smith; one sister-in-law, Kathryn Helwig; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Francis, Robert and Charles Helwig.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 12:00PM, Saturday, August 25, 2018 at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, 12 East Hanover Street, Bonneauville, PA, with Father Benny Jose as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church Cemetery. A viewing and time to share memories with the family will be held from 10:00AM-12:00PM, Saturday, August 25, 2018 at the church.
Memorial contributions in may be made in Deanie’s name to the American Cancer Society York/Adams, Attn: Memorial 924 N Colonial Avenue, York, PA 17404 or to St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, 12 East Hanover Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325.
The family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to the Kenworthy Funeral Home, Inc., 66 East Hanover Street, Gettysburg (Bonneauville), PA. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.kenworthyfh.com.
American Cancer Society
314 Good Drive, Lancaster PA 17603
St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church
10 East Hanover Street, Gettysburg PA 17325