Charlene Faye Markle
06/09/1954 - 12/11/2017

Charlene Faye Markle, 63, of Hanover, departed this life on Monday, December 11, 2017 at Genesis HealthCare, Gettysburg Center.  Born June 9, 1954 in Hanover, she was the daughter of Russel L. and Clare T. (Beranek) Markle of Fayetteville and formerly of Brushtown.  Charlene was a 1972 graduate of Delone Catholic High School, McSherrystown. Charlene had a fearless and independent spirit. Soon after graduating from Indiana University of PA with a B.A. in Sociology, she and her friend, Lisa, set off for a cross-country trip in an MG. They took the northern route to California and the southern route back to PA (after one breakdown in VA). Needless to say, her family was grateful for their safe return.  Charlene had an uncanny ability to pick out just the right gift for members of her family. She always put others first. She was especially generous in tipping waiters and waitresses, having been a waitress herself while in school. She loved flowers and if she was not buying flowers for her parents on special occasions she was planting them in her garden.  Charlene lived in Abiline, TX, Minneapolis, MN and Cincinnati, OH before moving back to the Hanover area.  Surviving in addition to her parents are two sons; Luke A. Sheaffer and Paul M. Sheaffer both of Philadelphia, former husband; David Sheaffer of New Oxford, four siblings; Patricia Keffer and husband Robert of Chambersburg, Sally Coble and companion Greg Seifert of York, Joseph Markle and wife Joyce of Spring Grove and Michael Markle and wife Debbie of Newtown, nieces; Natalie and Deanna and nephews; Matthew, Mark, Brendan and Christian. She was preceded in death by two infant sisters; Maryanna and Diane Marie Markle.  A Celebration of Life Service will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at Murphy Funeral Home, 501 Ridge Avenue, McSherrystown with her nephew, Rev. Dr. Mark Keffer officiating. Friends and relatives will be received Wednesday at the funeral home from 1:00 to the time of the service. Burial will follow at St. David Cemetery, Hanover.  Contributions in memory of Charlene may be made to TrueNorth Wellness Services, 625 W. Elm Avenue, Hanover, PA 17331 or VNA Hospice, 440 N. Madison St., Hanover, PA 17331.

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Posted at:12/12/2017 2:02 pm
Sue Flaherty Myers -
Godspeed to a fellow classmate. May the family hold dear to their hearts all of the precious memories and love that Charlene gave you. Thoughts and prayers from Sue Flaherty Myers

Posted at:12/11/2017 7:07 pm
Kathe and Bill Frake -
*We are so sorry to hear of Charlene's passing. We pray that all the family is comforted by knowing she is at peace and not in pain anymore. Our prayers go out to her sons and her family who deeply loved her and she will be missed.

Posted at:12/11/2017 8:08 pm
joanne beranek wroblewski -
Prayers for cousin Charlene and her family. Extra prayers for Uncle Russ and Aunt Clare. So very sorry for the loss of your daughter, our cousin, and her sisters and brothers' sister. She is with the Lord, and we will see each other someday when we have entered the most wondrous place of Jesus.

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