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Shelby Jean Schultz

November 20, 1936 July 7, 2024
Shelby Jean Schultz
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Obituary for Shelby Jean Schultz

Shelby Jean Schultz, 87, of Gettysburg, “slipped the surly bonds of earth to touch the face of God” on July 7 at Paramount Senior Living, Fayetteville, PA, her residence since January 2020.

She was born November 20, 1936 in Adams County, the daughter of Jacob and Blanche (Pine) Herman. Shelby is survived by a son, Frederick Lloyd Schultz of Annapolis, MD, three sisters, Shirley Breighner of Gettysburg; Linda Arnold of Dillsburg; and Deborah Ruth of Hanover. She was predeceased by one brother, Terry Herman, formerly of Arendtsville.

Shelby attended public schools in Biglerville and was a 1953 graduate of Biglerville High School. In 1956, she married J. Fred Schultz after meeting him as they worked together as tellers at the main branch of Gettysburg National Bank on York Street. Fred essentially built their first house on Route 30 (the Lincoln Highway), three miles west of Gettysburg and supervised construction of a new one in 2000 within the Hunter’s Crossing neighborhood just off the Hunterstown Road east of Gettysburg.

During her son’s early years, Shelby was a housewife, and when her son reached school age, she embarked on a distinguished career in civic affairs, including service as tipstaff for the Adams County Court. Shelby also worked for Adams County Judge John MacPhail, as well as county treasurer Henry Lower. For a short time, she worked at the Gettysburg office of the Pennsylvania Highway Department and as a volunteer in overseeing protocols at the Cumberland Township voting polls. She was active in service work with her Sunday School class at Flohr’s Lutheran Church in McKnightstown and later with the women’s group at Lower Marsh Creek Presbyterian Church, Gettysburg.

Shelby was perhaps best known to friends and family as a master cook, baker, and especially a flower arranger, talents which she used during holidays under the part-time employ of Musselman’s Greenhouse in Cashtown. She was known, as well, across her extended family and friends for her keen eye in assembling a simple pile of pinecones into stunning holiday wreaths.

Aside from gatherings with family, Shelby and her husband enjoyed traveling, including a driving adventure across most of the states and national parks in the USA. They always remembered as well their trip with a travel group from the Gettysburg area to Hawaii, covering most of the islands that comprise the 50th state. Her favorite was Kauai.

Later in life, Shelby and Fred took ballroom dancing lessons with her Aunt Evelyn and Uncle Cliff Hartzell. Soon after, they joined the Gettysburg Country Club and shared their interest in playing golf and interaction with other members of the club. They signed on to several timeshare vacation rentals up and down the east coast, and golf was usually involved. Especially memorable were perennial visits to Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Invitational PGA tournament in Florida, with Fred’s sister Louise and husband, the late Bob Krick, accompanying them.

Shelby was engaged in a book club involving friends from across the Gettysburg area who met on occasion to discuss a book they’d recently read.

No one in her family will soon forget the various trips to the Chesapeake Bay with sister Shirley and brother-in-law Dick to catch and bring home bushels of fat Bay crabs. Ultimately, Shelby enjoyed nothing more than spending time with family.

A funeral service in memory of Shelby will be held at the historic Lower Marsh Creek Presbyterian Church at 11:00 a.m. July 18 with Rev. Dr. Mark Englund-Krieger officiating. A fellowship luncheon will follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations are encouraged in her name to The St. Jude Children’s Hospital and The Wounded Warrior Project or to a favorite charity. Online obituary and condolences available at monahanfuneralhome.com.

The family especially thanks the angels of Grane Hospice Care and their “Comfort for the Body Mind and Soul.”


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Visitation

Thursday

18

Jul

10:00 AM 7/18/2024 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 7/18/2024 11:00:00 AM
Lower Marsh Creek Presbyterian Church

1865 Knoxlyn Rd.
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Lower Marsh Creek Presbyterian Church
1865 Knoxlyn Rd. Gettysburg 17325 PA
United States

Service

Thursday

18

Jul

11:00 AM 7/18/2024 11:00:00 AM
Lower Marsh Creek Presbyterian Church

1865 Knoxlyn Rd.
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Lower Marsh Creek Presbyterian Church
1865 Knoxlyn Rd. Gettysburg 17325 PA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

1380 Chambersburg Rd.
Gettysburg, PA 17325

1380 Chambersburg Rd. Gettysburg 17325 PA
United States
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