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Shirley A. (Semmel) Adams

February 4, 1935 ~ July 19, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old


Shirley A. Adams
July 19, 2023

Shirley A. Adams, 88, of Pine Grove, passed away on Wednesday, July 19, 2023 at Providence Place, Pine Grove.

Born on February 4, 1935 in Whitehall, she was a daughter of the late William A. and Florence G. Smith Semmel.

She was a member of Outwood Lutheran Church, Pine Grove.

Shirley had worked at the Garden State Tannery in Pine Grove and the slip factory in Lebanon before becoming a full time homemaker after her children were born.

She loved Winnie the Pooh, eating desserts, Knoebels Grove, and going for drives with her husband Richard.

Preceding her in death were her husband Richard F. Adams, a brother Raymond Semmel; and a son-in-law Steven Kreiser.

Surviving are four daughters, Marie and husband Gregg Umphrey of Deer Lake, Donna and husband Ronald Maurey of Winnsboro, TX, Lisa Kreiser and fiancé Glenn D. Orehek, Melissa and husband Kerry Minnich of Pine Grove; 9 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren; a brother William Semmel of Jonestown, a sister-in-law Jean Daubert of Pine Grove; nieces and nephews.

Memorial Services will be held on Tuesday, July 25, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. at Outwood Lutheran Church,  Oak Grove Rd., Pine Grove, with Pastor Barry Spatz officiating. There will be a visitation on Tuesday, July 25, 2023 from 10:00 A.M until 11:00 A.M. at the Church.   Interment for Shirley and Richard will follow in the Outwood Lutheran Cemetery, Pine Grove.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions be made to the Alzheimer's Disease Assoc. Inc., 2595 Interstate Dr. Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA 17110 in her memory.

The family would like to express a special thank you to Providence Place and Hospice For All Seasons for their compassion and care they gave to Shirley.

The H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., Pine Grove is in charge of arrangements and you may send condolences online at 

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July 25, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Outwood Lutheran Church
934 Oak Grove Rd.
Pine Grove, PA 17963

Memorial Service
July 25, 2023

11:00 AM
Outwood Lutheran Church
934 Oak Grove Rd.
Pine Grove, PA 17963


Alzheimer's Disease Association, Inc.
2595 Interstate Drive Suite 100, Harrisburg PA 17110


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