Pauline Goshorn

Pauline Goshorn, 88, of Chambersburg, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, at her home with her family by her side.

Born March 3, 1933, in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late Luther Rubeck Sr. and Carrie Bowers Rubeck, and was the widow of the late Cecil L. Goshorn, who passed away Jan. 26, 1999.

A 1951 graduate of Lemasters High School, Pauline was last employed at F&M Trust in Chambersburg as a bookkeeper. Pauline was a longtime member of Chambersburg Bible Church, where she taught Sunday school and was a helper for VBS for many years. In her earlier years, she taught Sunday school and was a VBS helper at various local churches.

Pauline was a member of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) for more than 25 years, where she held many leadership positions. She spent many hours doing charity work for heart and cancer fundraising. She was always a very driven and hard-working woman. She was meticulous in tending to her lawn and garden. She enjoyed traveling and arranging flowers, and decorating for every holiday. She was a passionate reader, which kept her mind sharp.

Surviving are her children, Gary L. Goshorn and wife, Wanda, Robert L. Goshorn and wife, Bonita, John L. Goshorn and wife, Terri, and Deborah Goshorn-Stenger and husband, Douglas; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

In addition to her parents and husband, Pauline was preceded in death by her siblings, Ray, Luther Jr., Anna and Martha.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, at the Chambersburg Bible Church, 810 Orchard Drive, Chambersburg, Pa., where Pastor Gary Yoder officiated. Burial following the service was private.

The family received friends from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the church before the service Wednesday.

Additionally, a Celebration of Life service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, at Mount Pleasant Church, 2509 Black Gap Road, Chambersburg, with a light lunch following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to one of the following charitable organizations: The American Heart Association at; American Cancer Society,; The Gideons International, P.O. Box 301, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201; or The Chambersburg Bible Church at the above address.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Chambersburg, Pa.

Memories and condolences may be shared on Pauline’s Book of Memories Page at:


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