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Terry William Shively

Terry William Shively, 59, of Zion, formerly of Millmont, Union County, died on Friday, Nov. 14, 2008, at Mount Nittany Medical Center in College Township after a lengthy battle with cancer.

He was born Dec. 6, 1948, in Lewisburg, the eldest of five children to Pauline M. (Bowersox) and the late William Paul Shively.

He was a 1966 graduate of Mifflinburg Area High School, a 1968 graduate of Williamsport Area Community College with an associate degree in liberal arts and a 1971 graduate of Lock Haven State College with a bachelor of science degree in education. Terry also did graduate work at Pennsylvania State University.

It was while attending Lock Haven State College that he met his wife of 38 years, the former Cheryl Lehman. They were married in Lock Haven on Nov. 28, 1970.

In 1971, Terry began his career as an elementary teacher for the Bellefonte Area School District. Assigned to the Benner Elementary School, Terry began as a fifth-grade teacher, later becoming a third-grade teacher and finally becoming a fourth-grade teacher. It was as a fourth-grade teacher that he spent the last 30 years of his career. He retired in June 2003 after 32 years of teaching.

Terry enjoyed fly-fishing, bass fishing, surfing the Internet on his computer and spending time with friends. He was especially fond of staying at his TP cabin on Penns Creek near Weikert.

In addition to the love of his life, Cheryl, he is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Dion C. and Rachel Shively of Greensburg; three sisters, Trudy Shively of Montoursville and Tracey Beaver and Tammy Radel, both of Millmont; one brother and sister-in-law, Tony and Janice Shively of Millmont; and one grandson, Ian Shively of Greensburg.

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