Dorothy G. Shallenberger, 91

Dorothy G. Shallenberger, 91, formerly of Hazen Ave., Ellwood City died Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at Passavant Care Center following a lengthy illness.

Born May 14, 1923 in Hillsville, she was the daughter of the late Wayne and Audrey Booher Cole Sr. She was married for 58 years to James L. Shallenberger who passed away September 18, 2004.

Dorothy was a member of the Free Methodist Church in Ellwood City for many years. She enjoyed traveling and making crafts. Her most cherished time was spent with family.

Survivors include a son, Richard (Mary) Shallenberger of Ellwood City; daughter, Ronda (Douglas) Hockenberry of New Castle; daughter in law, Mildred Shallenberger of Virginia; brother, Wayne Cole Jr. of New Castle; five grandchildren, Rana Pokol, Julie Bannan, Carrie Dunn, Lindsay Ward, Alyssa Bosworth; eight great grandchildren, Andrea Taylor, Kya Guinn, Cadan Ward, Logan Bosworth, Carter and Gavin Boarley, and Trevor and Ryan Shallenberger.

She was preceded in death by son, Dennis Shallenberger, grandson, Mark Shallenberger; and three sisters, Ruth Davis, Ida Mae Plassmeyer, and Lila Carson.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday June 12 from 5 to 8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Friends will also be received on Friday from 10 am until the time of the funeral service at 11 am. at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Free Methodist Church.

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4 thoughts on “Dorothy G. Shallenberger, 91

  1. Dear Shallenberger Family,
    So sorry to hear of the loss of Aunt Dot. Praying for God’s peace and comfort to sustain you in the loss of your mom. Wish I could get time off to be there for you. We’ll be thinking of you in the days to come. All our love, Rick and Patti Hudson

  2. Ronda and Rickey and family, we are so sorry to hear of Aunt Dottie’s passing. We have many fond memories of her and Uncle “Nim” coming to visit in Florida. We played many card games and had many laughs. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time. All our love, Doug and Phyl

  3. So sorry to just hear about the loss of my sons (Trevor and Ryan) great grandmother. The world lost a wonderful lady who will always hold a special place in our hearts. I know we all will cherish the memories we have of her…until we meet again.
    With love,
    Michael, Jamie, Trevor, and Ryan Eggert

  4. Always loved my Aunt Dot. Always full of energy and of making light of family strife. She will always be missed and memories of her will be kept close to heart. Always cherished the family get togethers and singing in acapello. Loved and missed, Johnny Paul Carson

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