Shirley A. Hillibush, age 86, of Mahanoy City, passed away Saturday at Geisinger St. Luke's Hospital in Orwigsburg. Born at the former Locust Mountain Hospital, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Freda (DeFrehn) Pritz. She was a graduate of Mahanoy City High School and was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Mahanoy City, She had been employed by the former Victoria Theater and last worked in the local garment industry. Preceding her in death in addition to her parents were her husband Eugene C. Hillibush in 1987 and brothers and sisters The Rev. Donald Pritz, William E. Pritz, Paul Pritz, Thelma Pritz, Jean Mensinger, Ruth Simmens and Louise Williams. The last member of her family she is survived by 2 sons Russell and his wife Hye of Mahanoy City and Kenneth of Shenandoah, a daughter Roxanne Gallo and her husband Tony of Mahanoy City, 2 grandchildren Araceli Hillibush and Lakelyn Gallo 3 great grandchildren Andrew, Ryder and Andreya Gonzalez as well as nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Rite of Christian Burial to be celebrated by the Rev. Fred T. Crawford on Saturday morning at 10 AM from Christ Lutheran Church in Mahanoy City. Interment will follow at Sky View Memorial Park in Hometown. Friends may call at the church on Saturday morning beginning at 9 AM. Contributions in Shirley's name to the Christ Lutheran Church Endowment Fund would be appreciated and will be accepted at the visitation. David D. Jarrett Funeral Home of Mahanoy City is in charge of arrangements. Please visit www.jarrettfuneralhome.com for more information.
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