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Joan E. Shoffstall

Posted By DeBord-Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory On June 14, 2014 @ 2:58 pm In Obituaries | 11 Comments

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Joan E. Shoffstall, 75, of Lancaster, passed away on Friday, June 13, 2014 at Hospice & Community Care.  She was the loving wife of John F. “Fred” Shoffstall, Jr.

Born in Lancaster, PA, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Grace (Feister) Smith.

She graduated from J.P. McCaskey High School in 1956.   In addition to being a loving wife and mother, throughout the years she had various employers which included:  Bell Telephone, Jones and Laughlin Steel, Youth for Christ, Quality Care, Lancaster Visitor’s Bureau, and volunteered for the Literacy Council.  She touched everyone with whom she came in contact.  But most importantly, was her love for her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and her family.

In addition to spending time with her family and friends she enjoyed church activities, painting, musical performances, attending the Lancaster Symphony and flowers in her garden.

In addition to her husband she is survived by two sons; J. Frederick Shoffstall, III. (husband of Lydia), and Kent A. Shoffstall (husband of Lori); and a daughter Beth; and 7 grandchildren.  Also surviving are two sisters, Barbara and Dolores.  She was predeceased by her sister Gloria.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Funeral Service at Lancaster First Church of God, 344 West Chestnut Street, Lancaster, PA 17603 on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 11:00 am. with Rev. Donald Price officiating.  Friends may greet the family at the church from 10:00 am until the time of the service. Interment will be in Conestoga Memorial Park.

Flowers are welcomed or contributions in her memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice.


Condolences for the family of “Joan E. Shoffstall”

Condolence from The Seymours on June 15th, 2014 2:36 am

Dear Uncle Sonny and family, we are so sorry for your loss. May you take comfort in knowing Aunt Joan was a faithful servant of God, a beautiful person inside and out. She is at peace now. We love and miss you all. Love Wendy, Gail and Carol

Condolence from Naomi Brenneman on June 15th, 2014 7:21 am

I was saddened to read of the passing of a wonderful mother and wife. She was a very special person that I learned to know in my late teens. She always made me feel like such a part of your family and showered love on me. May you be comforted in knowing that she loved the Lord and that you will see her again someday. My heart grieves with yours.

Condolence from Stan & Cindy Rambish on June 15th, 2014 10:26 am

Dear Fred & Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. I will
keep you and your family in our prayers.
Joan was such a loving and giving person.
God. Bless
Love Stan & Cindy

Condolence from Lynda Shelly_ Stoddard on June 15th, 2014 1:23 pm

Fred and family, Please know I am holding you in my prayrs .I know this was fast and your loss will never be over,there is only peace for you knowing she loved the Lord and it is so hard for us here on earth to realize she is painting, singing and having fun while we all are missing her.

Condolence from Rebecca Lehmann on June 15th, 2014 1:39 pm

My condolences to Joan’s family. It was my privilege to meet Joan last fall and was blessed by her kindness and words of encouragement. I look forward to seeing her again in the company of our Savior. May God give you His comfort in your grief.

Condolence from Sallie Mcminn on June 15th, 2014 4:29 pm

Dear Fred and family,

My deepest sympathy to you. I am out of town and just read of your loss. Joan will be sadly missed from your family circle. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

God Bless. Sallie

Condolence from Bob and Marianne Baldori on June 15th, 2014 5:15 pm

Dear Freddy and family,
We are deeply saddened and sorry for your loss. May God give you the strength in the days ahead. Please know that you are in out thoughts. Please stay strong and please take care of yourselves.
God Bless you All.
Bob and Marianne Baldori

Condolence from Joyce and Andy Cawthon and the kids on June 15th, 2014 8:42 pm

Dear Uncle Freddy and family,
Susan kept us posted, and we kept Aunt Joan and all of you in our prayers. We love you all and will remember Aunt Joan always as a soft, loving and very caring woman of faith. We will miss her. Love you.

Condolence from Loraine Sersch on June 16th, 2014 4:57 pm

Dear Fred, Kent, Beth and family,
I extend to you my deepest sympathy due to the passing of your wife and mother. I pray God’s peace over you and that your memories of her will sustain you during this difficult time.
In Christ,

Condolence from Cheryl Spicher on June 16th, 2014 9:45 pm

Beth and family, I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. You, your children and all of your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God’s presence comfort you during this sad time. Please let me know if there is anything I can do.
Love, Cheryl Spicher

Condolence from Craig and Linda Ferich on June 19th, 2014 9:45 pm

Dear Fred and family,
We’re sorry to hear about your loss, and we’re praying for you. Remember all the fun we had at First Church of God. We’re thankful for your and Joan’s fabulous leadership of the younger members, and your exemplary loving Christian family.
Love, Craig and Linda

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