Shirley Dries

9/6/40 – 11/21/20

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

Shirley  Dries, 80, of Warfordsburg, passed away peacefully at Harrisburg Hospital on Saturday, November 21, 2020.  Born September 6, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Clara Dries.  In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by 5 brothers: Donnie, Ronnie, Richard, Bobbie and Harold and a grandson, Collin Brubaker.

Surviving are her 3 children: Mary Brubaker and husband Paul of Liverpool, Thomas Stroup and wife Crystal of Sunbury and Kathy Benner and husband Johnny of Millerstown; Grandchildren: Dakotah, Brianna, Chanda, Gage, Wyatt, Makayla and Cassie; 6 great grandchildren; 5 sisters: 2 foster sisters, 5 brothers; 4 foster brothers; former husband Harold Stroup and her beloved furry feline.

Shirley retired from Kinney Shoe Factory after several decades of employment. She was a very loving, kind, caring and friendly woman.  She enjoyed writing letters, watching movies, coloring in adult coloring books, country music and particularly liked Elvis and Shirley Temple.  She could often be found at the kitchen table with her furry feline friend watching all of the nature outside.  Though she enjoyed her solitude, she loved spending time with her friends and family.


A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.
The Boyer Family is honored to handle arrangements for the Dries Family.

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