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Kenneth S. "Ben" Shirk

Kenneth S. "Ben" Shirk, 67, of 4910 Weikert Road, Millmont for the past 57 years, entered into rest at 12:19 p.m. Sunday, May 8, 2016, at his home.

He was born June 9, 1948, in Lewisburg, a son of the late Kenneth S. Sr. and Dorothy Mae (Shorter) Shirk. On May 2, 1969, in Millmont, he married the former Janice S. Hunter who survives.

Ben was a 1966 graduate of Mifflinburg High School.

He was employed at the Laurelton Center, working in the heat plant for 30 years.

Ben attended the Hironimus Union Church, Weikert. He was a life member of the West End Fire Company and an active member and served on the board of directors of the Union County Sportsmen's Club, Weikert, for 40 years.

Ben enjoyed hunting, fishing, laying mountain stone, yard work at his home, family cookouts, and attending his grandchildren's sporting events.

Surviving in addition to his wife of 47 years, are one son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth H. and Sandy Shirk, of Millmont; one daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Mike Rodarmel, of Weikert; five grandchildren, Kenneth R. Shirk, and Skyler, Ben, Jacob, and Jack Rodarmel; and one sister and brother-in-law, Joan and Jay Morton, of North Carolina.

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