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“Mike, Dave , Tim & Families:On behalf of our family, we are sorry to hear of the loss of your mother.For many of us, we knew your mother for many...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Greg Maust - York, PA - Friend

“Mike, David,Tim and families. Shirley and I were friends as children, went to school as buddies from 1st through 12th grades. When your dad was...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Joan (Joanie) (Heindel) Colliflower - MD

“Mike, Dave, Tim & Families......So sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Your entire family is in our thoughts and prayers, during this difficult...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Cynthia Moyer - York, PA - Friend

“To the Zelger Family,I've known your family since 1972. I've seen your family grow together. I know you were her world, she was at everything...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Donna Stough - Red Lion, PA

“I am so sorry to hear this! Such a sweet Lady! My heart goes out to Mike,Dave, and Tim! Prayers for comfort and strength to the family. ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Gary Tilton - Franklinton, NC

“Sorry guys, you mom was a great lady who I enjoyed calling mom every time I. Saw her at the bowling alley. She will be missed greatly. God bless you...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: David Greer - Red lion, PA

“My Condolences to The Zelger Family.. RIP Sheb.. ❤I'll always remember Our Conversations n Laughs ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Deborah Baugher - York, PA

“Dave, Mike, and Tim, my deepest sympathies to you and your families on the passing of your mother. You're all in my thoughts and prayers. ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Rodney Graham - Wilmington, DE

“Sending our prayers to the family. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Nancy and Jeff Taylor - York, PA

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Shirley A. (Keener) Zelger Smallbrook of Red Lion went from life to Life Eternal on Monday, March 5, 2018, at 6:10 pm at York Hospital at the age of 81. She was the wife of the late Alfred G. Zelger who entered into rest September of 1969 and Francis C. Smallbrook who entered into rest February, 2010.

Sheb was born in York on November 23, 1936 and was the daughter of the late Elwood J. and Arlene R. (Orwig) Keener. She was a lifetime member of Bethany United Methodist Church where she formerly sang in the choir. She had a vacation home in Chincoteague, VA where she enjoyed spending time. She was a very devoted mother and grandmother who loved spending family time together. She was a bookkeeper at the former Warner's Moving and Storage for 40 years and also at Lion Bowl for 35 years.

Shirley was the mother to, Michael S. Zelger and his wife Lisa A. of Red Lion, David A. Zelger and his wife Stacey A. of Red Lion and Timothy W. Zelger and his wife Jami M. of Red Lion. She had five grandchildren, Justin D. Zelger and his wife Rachel R. of Stewartstown, Zachary M. Zelger, Emily N. Zelger, Alex "Beezer" Zelger and Alexander T. Zelger all of Red Lion.

There will be no viewing. Family and friends may extend their condolences on Saturday, March 10th from 10-noon at Bethany United Methodist Church, 121 W. Broadway, Red Lion, PA. A Service of Honor and Praise for Sheb will begin at noon on Saturday with her pastor, Rev. Ron Doverspike officiating. Burial will be in Susquehanna Memorial Gardens at the convenience of the family at a later date. Burg Funeral Home, Inc., 134 W. Broadway, Red Lion will be assisting the family with the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be offered to: Alzheimer's Association/Acre's Angels, send checks to Pleasant Acres, c/o: Alexa Burns, 118 Pleasant Acres Roads, York, PA 17402.

God looked upon his garden and saw an empty place. He then looked down upon this earth and saw your tired face. He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest. God's garden must be beautiful for He only takes THE BEST.