D. Jean Shriner, 72, rural Martinsburg, made her way home to the Lord early Saturday morning at her home following a courageous battle with cancer for more than two years.
She was born in Martinsburg, daughter of the late Joseph B. and Annie B. (McCall) Snively. She married her best friend and soul mate, Homer L. Shriner Jr., on April 5, 1958, at Curryville Church of the Brethren.
She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years; a son, Andrew T. (Reba Gelbke) of Newry; a daughter, Julie L. Hainsey (husband, Dale) of Duncansville; two grandsons: Troy D. Shriner-Conley and Wesley T. Shriner (Rachelle Denny); two stepgrandsons: Charlie and Troy Hainsey; three great-grandchildren, her angels: Kaedyn, Kaleb and Saddie; two brothers: Robert B. of rural Williamsburg and Donald E. of rural Roaring Spring; and two sisters: Hazel V. Houp of Woodbury and Betty A. Smith of Venice, Fla.
Jean was an active member of Curryville Church of the Brethren, where she served in numerous capacities over the years.
She was a 1957 graduate of Morrison Cove High School, Martinsburg.
Jean retired as a secretary from Home Nursing Agency in 1999 after 15 years of service.
She will forever be remembered for her unwavering faith and compassion, but mostly for the devotion she had to her family and friends.
Jean made many sacrifices and dedicated her life to her family. She is leaving a legacy of faith, love and loyalty to all those she touched here on earth.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 30, 2012, at Curryville Church of the Brethren where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, July 31, 2012, with Pastor David R. Stiles officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Martinsburg.
The family prefers memorial contributions be given to the Camp Blue Diamond Scholarship Fund or Home Nursing Agency "Healing Patch."