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Obituary for Anna-Marie Joy Shimer

Anna-Marie Joy Shimer, 62, of Bethlehem, passed away April 13, 2019 at the St. Luke’s Hospice House. Born in Fountain Hill, she was the daughter of Arthur Shimer Sr. and Juyne (Sanders) Shimer Fillman, both of Bethlehem. Anna-Marie was a graduate of Freedom High School. Most recently, she had been a caregiver for both of her parents. She was a member of the Bethlehem West Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, where she was a Bible teacher and loved participating in the ministry. She loved road trips and arts & crafts. But most notably, she was a Mom and Grandmom to many in her heart.

Surviving with her parents, are children: Teri, wife of Marcellus Watkins; Brian Tarboro, and his wife Katie; and LaToya Tarboro, all of Bethlehem; and Roy Tarboro III, of Wilkes-Barre; brothers: Wayne Shimer, and his wife, Shelley, of Northampton; and Arthur Shimer Jr., of Coatesville; and grandchildren: Shylah, Makaylah, MaKenzie, Brian Jr., and Sadie Mae; and many nieces and nephews and “adopted” children & grandchildren.

Memorial Services will be at 1 PM on Saturday, April 20th at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 2718 Linden Street, Bethlehem, PA 18017.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke’s Hospice, 801 Ostrum Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015 OR to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 3401 Civic Center Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19104 ( OR to the West Bethlehem Congregation of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness at the address above ( To offer on-line condolences, please visit her “Book of Memories” at