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Elizabeth Van Shura


 Elizabeth B. Van Shura, 96, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, August 16, at Forest Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center, Forest Hill, Md.


 She was born on November 15, 1917 in Freeland, Pa. and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Dadey Barkanic.


 Elizabeth retired as a secretary from the Pennsylvania State University, Middletown; she was a member of Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Middletown; and she enjoyed gardening, sewing and spending time with her loving family and friends.


 In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband John Van Shura, and her son John Van Shura Jr.


 She is survived by her son Robert Van Shura and wife Susan of Bel Air, Md.; and grandchildren Mairin Van Shura, Kerry Van Shura McAvoy and husband Sean, Stephen Van Shura, and Matthew Van Shura.


 Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 21 at Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 280 N. Race St., Middletown, with the Rev. Ted Keating as celebrant. 


 A visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until time of service on Thursday in the narthex of the church. 


 Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.


 The family has entrusted the care of the Matinchek and Daughter Funeral Home, Middletown, to handle the arrangements.


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