Shirley J. Sipling
07/31/1939 - 11/28/2017

Shirley J. Sipling, 78, of Hanover, entered into God’s eternal care on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at the York Hospital. She was the wife of Harvey L. Sipling, Sr. to whom she was married 51 years.  Born July 31, 1939 in Hanover, she was the daughter of the late Richard H. and Dorothea E. M. (Zartman) Grim.  Shirley was employed at Skills of PA for the past 36 years. She enjoyed playing Bingo, sewing, crocheting and was a big Bill Anderson fan. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends especially her many grandchildren.  Surviving in addition to her husband are 14 children; Crystal Cooper and husband Scott of Grenada, Diane Gebhart and husband Frederick of Littlestown, Charlotte Edwards and husband James of S.C., Harvey Sipling Jr. and wife Kimberly of Abbottstown, Scott Sipling and wife Tammy of New Oxford, Harry Wagaman Jr. and wife Teresa of Wrightsville, Dale Sipling of Thomasville, Jeffrey Wagaman of New Oxford, Barry Sipling and wife Amy of Aspers, Holly White and husband Dennis of Harpers Ferry, WV, Jerry Wagaman of AZ, David Crowl and wife Lynne of Hanover, Melissa Eyler and husband Francis Jr. of Hanover and Patrick Sipling and wife Rhonda of Littlestown, 29 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, four siblings; Edith Sachs, Evelyn Crowl and Jack Grim all of Hanover and Marlene Wilt of NV. and a maternal aunt; Anna Brady of Hanover. She was preceded in death by three siblings; Richard and Kenneth Grim and Goldie Caldwell.  A Celebration of Life Service will be held 10 a.m. Friday, December 1, 2017 at Murphy Funeral Home, 501 Ridge Avenue, McSherrystown. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Hanover. Friends and relatives will be received 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Click here to sign the guestbook

Posted at:12/11/2017 4:04 pm
Charlotte Edwards -
I still cannot believe she is gone. My mom, the strongest woman I have ever known. Her guidance I will miss, her conversations and encouragement during difficult times, her creative ideas and drive to keep the family together surely will leave a broken link. May we all look to follow her lead of serving others and selfless giving. Thank you to everyone who came out to bid her farewell as we laid her to rest after her battle for life. She is loved and missed by so many. Mom, you fought a good fight and was an example for us all to follow. Missing you! #3

Posted at:11/30/2017 3:03 pm
Nancy Bryan Role -
May your memories always bring a smile to your face and warm your hearts. My heartfelt condolences.

Posted at:11/30/2017 1:01 pm
Pamela McGuinness -
Our deepest sympathies and condolences to Crystal Cooper and her big family. I can see your smile in your moms photo. We are never ready for such a finality but I promise you the pain will eventually disperse and only the happy memories will rise up - Love to you all

Posted at:11/30/2017 1:01 pm
Susan Watson Arbital -
So sorry for your loss. Many prayers and much love is coming you your way.

Posted at:11/30/2017 7:07 am
Robin Garrett -
So sorry for your loss. She was such a kind and caring person. She treated me like a good friend from the first day I met her. I could always talk to her about anything and she would listen and offer encouragement. Her smile always brightened my day. I always looked forward to seeing her when I had to go into the office at Linden. She will be greatly missed.

Posted at:11/29/2017 10:10 am
Missy -
Thankful for the outpouring of love and prayers for my mom. She was very humble and would still feel very unworthy and in disbelief about how many lives she has touched and how greatly she will be missed.

Planning Ahead
When a Death Occurs

HOME     |     OBITUARIES     |     WHEN A DEATH OCCURS     |     PLANNING AHEAD     |     FLOWERS   |     FACILITIES     |     SERVICES     |     ABOUT US     |     CONTACT US 

501 Ridge Ave., McSherrystown, PA 17344-1519  ~  Phone: (717) 637-6945
2009 © Murphy Funeral Home, Inc. All Rights Reserved  |  Site Designed by BRETT KEENEY