Samuel A. Thrush

Samuel Abner Thrush, 92, of Chambersburg, and formerly of Shippensburg, passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at Chambers Pointe, Menno Haven, Chambersburg.

He was born Aug. 3, 1926, in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. Samuel was a son of the late Samuel Leslie and Elizabeth Christine Diehl Thrush.

Samuel was a retired dairy farmer.

He was a member of the Mount Rock Brethren in Christ Church, Shippensburg.

Samuel was a graduate of the former Shippensburg High School.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jane Shafer Thrush, who passed away Sept. 27, 2017. Two sisters, Marie Wingert and Pauline Burkholder; three brothers, Arthur, Donald and Kenneth Thrush; and one nephew, Dean Thrush, are also deceased.

Samuel is survived by four children, Lynn (Carol) Thrush of Tipp City, Ohio, Ray (Jean) Thrush of Shippensburg, Cheryl (Dale) Rice of Chambersburg and Kevin (DeAnne) Thrush of Leola; one sister, Nancy (Harold) Mellinger of Mount Joy; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 30, 2019, in the Mount Rock Brethren in Christ Church, Shippensburg, with Bishop Lynn Thrush and Pastor Ron Crawford officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday evening, June 29, 2019, in the Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home & Crematorium, Shippensburg, and one hour prior to the services in the church on Sunday.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mount Rock Brethren in Christ Church, 22 Mount Rock Road, Shippensburg, Pa. 17257.

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