John Raymond Beecher
Verna Eldema Moore
Stephen A. Bitner
(Abt 1882-1952)
Matilda M. Steinberg
(Abt 1885-1964)
Lynn Keith Beecher
Geraldine Marie Bitner
Janice Lynn Beecher


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1. Kirby Lee Sheaffer

Janice Lynn Beecher 1 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 15 Aug 1950, Carlisle, Cumberland, PA 4 6 7
  • Christened: 18 Mar 1951, Carlisle: Grace United Methodist Church, Cumberland, PA 4
  • Marriage (1): Kirby Lee Sheaffer on 18 Jul 1981 in Hickorytown, Cumberland, PA, USA 1 2

   Another name for Janice was Jan Lynn Beecher.8

   FamilySearch ID: LF2L-YGR.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Newspaper: The Sentinel: Births: Carlisle Hospital: Mr. and Mrs. Lynn K. Beecher, 547 West Penn Street, a daughter on August 15., 16 Aug 1950, Carlisle, Cumberland, PA. 7

2. Residence: 160 Garfield Drive, Carlisle, PA on 18 Jul 1981 in Carlisle, Cumberland, PA. 1

3. Newspaper: The Sentinel: Beecher-Sheaffer Wedding, 21 Jul 1981, Carlisle, Cumberland, PA. 1 Janice L Beecher, Carlisle, and Kirby L. Sheaffer, Carlisle, were married July 18.
Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Lynn K. Beecher, Carlisle, and Mr. and Mrs. Leroy W. Sheaffer, Boiling Springs.
The Rev. Glenn Sheib performed the ceremony in Hickorytown Methodist Church.
Soloist was Karen Rineard. Helen Bookwalter played the organ and Tyler Cowell played the guitar.
Mr. and Mrs. Beecher presented their daughter in marriage.
The bride wore a white-on-white striped gown with a tucked bodice, capelet sleeves, satin set-in waistband with lace applique and satin ribbon, and a lace woven hat trimmed with chiffon and silk flowers. She carried daisies, mums, roses and baby's breath.
Matron of honor for her sister was Patricia McCoy, Medford Lakes. N.J. Bridesmaids were Judy Beecher, Carlisle, the bride's sister-in-law, and Susan Ault, Camp Hill.
Richard Lebo, New Cumberland, was best man. Dennis Beecher, Carlisle, the bride's brother, and Richard McCoy, Medford Lakes, the bride's brother-in-law, served as ushers. Acolytes were Christopher Beecher, Ricky and Ryan McCoy, the bride's nephews.
A reception followed in South Middleton Fire Hall.
The bride is a graduate of Carlisle High School and Millersville and Shippensburg state colleges. She teaches in the Carlisle School District.
The groom graduated from Boiling Springs High School, served in the U.S. Army, and is now employed in the electronic division at Letterkenny Army Depot, Chambersburg.
After a wedding trip to Jamaica, the couple will reside at 160 Garfield Drive, Carlisle.

4. Newspaper: The Sentinel: Births: Born Wednesday is Carlisle Hospital: Mr. and Mrs. Kirby Sheaffer, Carlisle, boy., 4 Apr 1985, Carlisle, Cumberland, PA. 9

5. Residence: on 22 Oct 1985 in Carlisle, Cumberland, PA. 10

6. Residence: on 26 Jan 1991 in Carlisle, Cumberland, PA. 3

7. Residence: on 24 Mar 2004 in Boiling Springs, Cumberland, PA. 11

8. Residence: on 15 Feb 2017 in Boiling Springs, Cumberland, PA. 5

Janice married Kirby Lee Sheaffer, son of Leroy William Sheaffer and Ruby B. Dromgold, on 18 Jul 1981 in Hickorytown, Cumberland, PA, USA.1 2 (Kirby Lee Sheaffer was born on 24 Nov 1942 in Carlisle, Cumberland, PA,2 12 13 died on 6 May 2022 in Boiling Springs, Cumberland, PA 2 13 and was buried on 13 May 2022 in Carlisle: Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, Cumberland, PA 2 13.)


1 The Sentinel (Carlisle, PA) (, 21 Jul 1981, page 8. Beecher-Sheaffer Wedding.

2 Hoffman Funeral Home (Carlisle, PA) (,

3 The Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) (Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania.), 26 Jan 1991, obituary of Lynn K. Beecher.

4, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013, Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 270. PA > Cumterland > Carlisle > Grace United Methodist Church. Online image 13.

5 The Sentinel (Carlisle, PA) (, 16 Feb 2017, page A2. Obituary of Geraldine M. Beecher.

6, U.S. Public Records Index (Original data: Voter Registration Lists, Public Record Filings, Historical Residential Records, and Other Household Database Listings.), Vol. 2.

7 The Sentinel (Carlisle, PA) (, 16 Aug 1950, page 2.

8 The Sentinel (Carlisle, PA) (, 20 Feb 2017, page A2. Obituary of Ruby Shaeffer.

9 The Sentinel (Carlisle, PA) (, 4 Apr 1985, page 4.

10 The Sentinel (Carlisle, PA) (, 22 Oct 1985, page 8.

11 The Sentinel (Carlisle, PA) (, 26 Mar 2004, obituary of Leroy W. Sheaffer.

12, U.S., Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 1 (, Kirby L. Sheaffer b. 24 Nov 1942, residence 1993 Carlisle, PA.

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