Patricia Gerhart

Patricia R. "Patsy" Gerhart (Shank)

Friday, August 23rd, 1940 - Saturday, January 30th, 2021
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Patricia R. “Patsy” Gerhart, 80, of Shippensburg, passed away on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at her home.

Born Friday, August 23, 1940 in Martinsburg, WV, she was a daughter of the late Ruth E. Kerlin and the late Gerald L. Shank.

Patsy married Jack in the Chapel of the First United Methodist Church of Chambersburg on December 16, 1961. Upon her husband’s retirement from the DCFD in 1995, they returned to the area as members of FUMCC.

Patsy will be remembered as a sweet, kindhearted person who felt blessed by her family and friends. She enjoyed sewing, swimming, traveling and going for walks.

She was loved and she will be missed.

Surviving is her daughter Susan and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two infant daughters, her son Jeffrey R. Gerhart in 1997, her youngest sister Mary in 2004, her husband Jackson H. Gerhart in 2004, her mother in 2008 and her eldest sister Betty in 2013.

A small graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. in Norland Cemetery on Thursday, February 4, 2021, with the Rev. Steven M. Livermore officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Residential Home Health & Residential Hospice, 100 Sterling Pkwy # 110 Mechanicsburg, PA 17050.

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  • Service

    Thursday, February 4th, 2021 | 2:00pm
    Thursday, February 4th, 2021 2:00pm
    Norland Cemetery
    2295 Philladelphia Ave.
    chambersburg, PA
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  • Interment

    Norland Cemetery
    2295 Philladelphia Ave.
    chambersburg, PA
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Cathy Wolfe

Posted at 08:03pm
As you can see Patsy was a ‘Risk Taker’ ;). She was the kindest most beautiful soul I ever new, my best friend of over 20 years. I am blessed to have ever known her and Suzie. We took this cruise together and our plan was to gave ‘no plans’. We had so much fun and I saw this wild/adventurous side of her I never knew she had. That was in 2017. Life is short, make sure you tell your family & friends you love them. I will always remember Patsy with joy and God in her heart. She has left me something to remember her by here and that is her precious Susie. I love you Both.

Tammy Shuster

Posted at 12:51pm
Susan, you have my deepest sympathy at the loss of your mother. Patsy was a great lady and I will miss her and her warm hugs. You are in my thoughts and prayers, Tammy Shuster, 1st United Methodist Church, Chambersburg. j

Emmett Kessinger

Posted at 11:02am
We send our sympathy to you. Pat was a true friend and being associated with her at First United Methodist Church
She traveled with me when I was a tour guide with Wolf Bus Lines.....We kept in touch over the years and we will
miss her. Blessings to you
Sherrill and Emmett Kessinger
Chambersburg, Pa

Michele Raubenstine Durf

Posted at 08:02am
I am so sorry to hear of Patsy's passing. What a sweet, kind and lovely lady I met while working at Kmart in the photo section. Her story's of her son Jeff touched my heart but I'm glad to know that she is happy now as she is with him and her husband Jack. Susan my thoughts and prayers go out to you.

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