Mrs. Shirley Marie Troutman, 86, of Franklin Township, Pa. passed into eternal rest on Monday March 11th at The Victorian Manor Assisted Living, Lehighton, Pa. She was the wife of the late Sherwood W. Troutman who passed away October 19, 2008. Born in Lehighton, Pa. on Saturday, September 24, 1932, she was a daughter of the late Arlington C. & Margaret A. (Schmaltz) Serfass. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by The Lehighton Area School District as a cafeteria worker. She formerly worked in retail sales for the GC Murphy store in Lehighton & Sears & Roebuck. Shirley was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of Mahoning where she sang on the parish choir and taught Sunday School. A loving wife and mother, she supported her family’s endeavors and also formerly volunteered her time as a cub scout den mother. Surviving are 2 daughters, Lindsay, wife of Donald Neff, of Lehighton, Lisa, wife of Terry Moyer of Lehighton, 2 sons, Bruce Troutman & his wife, Carol of Willow Street, Pa., Barry Troutman & his wife Michele of Lehighton Pa., 8 grandchildren, Bruce Jr., Shane, Gatona, Terene, Jamie, Kelly, Caitlin, Haley, 9 great-grandchildren, Mason, Cody, Connor, Mia, Charlie, Rory, Khloe, Kash, Jaxon, nieces & nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Arthur C. Serfass & a sister, Regina Downs. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, March 16th at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 826 Mahonig Drive West, Lehighton, Pa. with the Reverend John F. Hazle Jr. officiating. Call 10-11 a.m. on Saturday. Interment in St. John’s Cemetery.Memorial Contributions in her name may be made to Victorian Manor 3 Lentz Avenue Lehighton 18235 for the enjoyment of the residents & staff for the loving kindness & support Mrs. Troutman received. Online condolences can be offered at www.ovsakfh.com
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