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Robert D. Shives

Robert D. Shives

1927-2020

Robert D. Shives, 92, of Mercersburg, Pa., died Friday, February 21, 2020 at Manor Care Nursing Home in Chambersburg, Pa.

Born September 3, 1927 in Little Cove, Pa., he was a son of the late Benjamin F. and Effie C. Rager Shives.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1946.

He worked at Angle Feed and Lumber Company in Hancock for many years.

He was a former State Commander of the VFW and was a member of the Charlestown United Methodist Church.

He is survived by two sisters, Betty Earnest, East Waterford, Pa. and his twin sister, Rachel Gray, Berkeley Springs and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by seven sisters, Louie Stahl, Alice Smith, Agnes Ward, Ethel Williams, Iva Seiders, Ruth Barnhart and Ellen Carty; one brother, Benjamin Shives and companion, Rebecca Sowers.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., today, Wednesday, February 26 at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, Mercersburg, Pa. with Pastor Grant Brouse officiating. Burial will take place at Rehobeth United Methodist Cemetery, Warfordsburg, Pa. There will be a visitation two hours prior to the service.