Benjamin Z. Shirk

October 10, 2020
White Dove
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Benjamin Z. Shirk, 79, of Havens Corners Rd., Penn Yan, died Saturday, October 10, 2020, at 8:00 A.M. at home.
A Gathering will be held at the family home on Tuesday (Oct. 13th) from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held Wednesday (Oct. 14th) at 9:30 A.M. at the Scenic Grove Old Order Mennonite Church. Internment will be in the Scenic Grove Church Cemetery.
Born in West Earl Township, PA, Benjamin was the son of the late Samuel and Lydia Z. Shirk. He was a member of the Scenic Grove Old Order Mennonite Church (Mid West Conference). He was a retired farmer, and the husband of Susanna (Martin) Shirk.
Surviving in addition to his wife, are seven sons: Weaver B., married to Mabel (Hoover), Samuel B., married to Lena (Nolt), Benjamin B., married to Lydia (Hoover), and Alvin B. married to Elizabeth (Nolt), all of Penn Yan; Paul B., married to Verna (Zimmerman) of Geneva; Daniel B., married to Alma (Weaver) of Ephrata, PA; Wayne B., married to Lena (Burkholder) of Geneva; three daughters; Verna, married to Samuel Nolt of New Holland, PA, Eva, married to Ivan Daniel Martin of Penn Yan, and Etta, married to Lester Zimmerman of Stevens, PA.
Also surviving are 79 grandchildren and 46 great-grandchildren; one brother, John Shirk; and three sisters, Elizabeth, married to Henry Martin of East Earl, PA, Eva, married to Jacob Sensenig of Loysburg, PA, and Annie, married to Paul Martin of Denver, PA.
Preceding him in death are 3 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

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