Joan M. Sholly

10/16/48 – 7/1/2020

So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

– 2 Corinthians 4:18

Joan M. Sholly, 71, of Mechanicsburg, passed peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Wednesday, July 1, 2020.  Born on October 16, 1948 in St. Paul, MN, she was the daughter of the late Leslie and Esther Hilyar.

Joan attended the New Life Baptist Church in New Cumberland.  She enjoyed crafts, country music, eating tacos, sitting on the beach, visiting family in California, her dogs, and spending time with family, particularly her grandchildren.

Living are her children: Paul Auman, Jr., wife Michelle, of Camp Hill, John R. Auman, wife Darlene, of NC, Thomas C. Auman, wife Rose, of Middletown, David M. Sholly Jr., wife Jenny, of Marysville, Elizabeth Sholly of Mechanicsburg and Joseph Lloyd Attilio Sholly, wife Ashley, of Mechanicsburg.  Grandchildren: Justin, Kayllyn, Isaiah, Alexandria, Taylor, Matthew, Christian,  Maggie,  Nathaniel, and Baby Brook.  Siblings: Dusty Hilyar of CA, Raymond Hilyar (wife Valerie) of KY, Tinker Hiem  (husband Bill) of CA, Robin Diaz of CA, and Renee Beu (husband Kenny) of CA  .

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband David M. Sholly, Sr. and her brother Ted Hilyar.


Friends and family are welcome to attend a Graveside service on Monday July 6, 2020 at 10:00 am at the Slate Hill Cemetery, 1352 Slate Hill Rd, Camp Hill.  In addition, there will be a Celebration of Joan’s life at 1:00 pm on July 6 at The Sholly Homestead, 213 Stetler Rd, New Cumberland.

I lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

The Boyer Family Funeral Home is honored to handle the arrangements for the Sholly Family

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