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Sara Shellaway

Sara Samsel Shellaway

Friday April 6, 1934 - Wednesday June 17, 2020
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Sara S. (Godshall) Shellaway, 86, of Red Hill, PA, died on June 17, 2020 at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown. She was predeceased by her husband, George R. Shellaway, in 1995.

Born in Vernfield, PA, on April 6, 1934, she was a daughter of the late Jacob and Emma (Samsel) Godshall. Sara was a 1952 graduate of East Greenville High School and worked at Philco Tube in Lansdale and Philco Ford for over 20 years. She was an active member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sumneytown where she served on many committees and sang in the choir. She and her sister, Mae, directed the St. Cecilia junior choir in the 1950s. Sara was also part of the Godshall Sisters, an a cappella group that included her sisters Mae, Mary and Beulah. She was a member of the Green Lane Marlboro Lioness Club and the Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (WELCA). Sara loved nature, bird watching and listening to gospel music.

Sara is survived by her sister, Mae, wife of Carl (Pete) Mogel of Pottstown, PA and sisters-in-law Elsie Godshall (Stanley) and Mary Godshall (Russell), many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. She was predeceased by brothers, Leroy, Harold, Howard (Derby), Richard, Ernest, Wilmer (Pete), Stanley and Russell, and sisters, Gladys Merkel, Beulah Yerk and Mary Godshall.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3104 Main Street, Sumneytown, PA 18054.

Services will be private. To offer online condolences, visit her “Book of Memories” at falkfuneralhomes.com.
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    Friedens Union Cemetery
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    SUMNEYTOWN, PA 18084
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You are invited to attend Sara Shellaway's service via zoom on June 22, 2020 at 2 PM. https://zoom.us/j/93997522797


Donations are being accepted for: St. John's Lutheran Church, Sumneytown.


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Cindy Yanacek

Posted at 02:27pm
My memories of Aunt Sara start with the Shellaway spaghetti suppers they had at their house when I was young. I enjoyed talking and laughing with her over the years, taking care of Sammy while she was on vacation and decorating her house with my husband for a few Christmas. I think she won a car wash one year for the decorations. We shared meals and conversations when we celebrated our April birthdays when we could. I will miss her and her hugs, but know that she is at peace. My condolences to her family.

Maryann Clemmer

Posted at 10:25am
Our deepest sympathy to the family of Sarah. She was a special genuine soul. A good friend with a beautiful heart. She will always remain in our hearts and memories ❤️🙏🏻.

Patricia Wheeler

Posted at 10:01am
Sara was one of my best friends. I loved her very much and will miss talking to her and seeing her beautiful smile. God Bless you and your loved ones.

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