Sara Margaret Shelly, 27, ran personal card ministry, enjoyed travel, Dolphins fan

By on December 30, 2014

Sara Margaret Shelly, 27, of Lititz, received the ultimate gift of eternal life Dec. 26, 2014.

Sara was a young woman who, without a word, spoke volumes, without touching, embraced many, and without teaching, demonstrated the true meaning of life and love.

Sara’s loving family consisted of her father: Gary L. Shelly, her mother, Mary Ann (Reidenbaugh) Shelly, and her brothers Joseph A., married to Kelly Jo (Williamson), and Daniel R., married to Erin (Johnson). Sara was the proud and tender aunt to Kate, 3; Hannah, 2; Owen, 4 months; and Jordan, 2 weeks. She is also survived by her paternal grandmother: Pauline R. (Diehm), wife of the late Ammon H. Shelly; and maternal grandmother: Margaret (Grosh), wife of the late Robert R. Reidenbaugh.

Sara lived her faith through many caring acts and participated in her own card ministry. Over the years, she has lovingly sent thousands of cards of encouragement to friends and family. Her church home is Trinity Evangelical Congregational Church in Lititz where she was baptized and later became a member.

Sara thrived on traveling to special destinations about which she had learned. She especially enjoyed visits to NFL stadiums. Recently, she was the guest of honor for two home games of the Miami Dolphins, her favorite team.

Services were held Dec. 30 at Trinity E.C. Church, Lititz, Pastor Nathan Fry officiating. Private interment took place in Penryn Cemetery.

Please omit flowers. Memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice & Community Care, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125 or Lititz Trinity E.C. Church, P.O. Box 211, Lititz, PA 17543.

To send the family online condolences, visit SnyderFuneralHome.com. Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, Lititz, was entrusted with the arrangements.

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