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Leona Shives

June 1, 1928 — July 30, 2017

Leona Shives

Warfordsburg, Pennsylvania

Leona Ruth Shives, age 89, of Warfordsburg, Pa., passed away on Sunday, July 30, 2017 at the Berkeley Springs Center, in Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

Born June 1, 1928, in Big Cove Tannery, Pa., she was the daughter of the late William Arthur and Mary Alice (Crouse) Mellott, and the widow of Otis Eugene Shives, whom she married on May 4, 1946, and who passed away September 2, 1999.

She was a homemaker.

She is survived by two daughters, Barbara Revell, of Big Pool, Md., and Anita Hollenshead, of Needmore, Pa.; one son, Gary Shives, of Hancock, Md.; one twin sister, Lena Deshong Pryor, of Hancock; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the Grove Funeral Home, 141 West Main Street, in Hancock, on Thursday, August 3, 2017, from 6 until 8:00 p.m., and at the Church one hour prior to the funeral service.

The funeral service will be held at the Pleasant Grove Pentecostal Church, in Warfordsburg, on Friday, August 4, 2017, at 11:00 a.m., with Rev. Denver Plessinger officiating. Burial will follow in the Church cemetery.

Memorial contributions in her name may be made to the Pleasant Grove Pentecostal Church, 3013 Pleasant Grove Road, Warfordsburg, Pa. 17267.

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