Leroy William Sheaffer
Ruby B. Dromgold
Kirby Lee Sheaffer


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1. Vicki Mae Snyder
2. Janice Lynn Beecher

Kirby Lee Sheaffer 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

  • Born: 24 Nov 1942, Carlisle, Cumberland, PA 3 7 8
  • Marriage (1): Vicki Mae Snyder on 15 Dec 1963 in Mount Holly Springs, Cumberland, PA 1
  • Marriage (2): Janice Lynn Beecher on 18 Jul 1981 in Hickorytown, Cumberland, PA, USA 2 3
  • Died: 6 May 2022, Boiling Springs, Cumberland, PA at age 79 3 7
  • Buried: 13 May 2022, Carlisle: Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, Cumberland, PA 3 7

   FamilySearch ID: GHWP-JLY.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Newspaper: The Sentinel: Shaeffer-Snyder, 31 Dec 1963, Carlisle, Cumberland, PA. 1 Miss Vicki Mae Snyder, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Snyder, Sr., Holly Springs, and Kirby Lee Sheaffer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy W. Sheaffer, Mt. Holly Springs, were married at 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 15, 1963 in the Mt. Zion Evangelical United Brethren Church. The Rev. John Loewen, pastor of the church, performed the double ring ceremony. Richard Kramer, Chambersburg, cousin of the bride, was the soloist. Mrs. John Baughman, Chambersburg, also a cousin of the bnde, was the organist. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a floor length gown of rayon peau de soie and chantilly lace which featured a controlled skirt accented with cabbage roses and ending in a cathedral train. The bodice was fashioned with a basque waist, scooped neckline and long sleeves. Her bouffant veil of French illusion was held by a lace and seed pearl headpiece. She carried a lace-covered white bible marked with a white orchid. Miss Nikki Ann Snyder was her sister's maid of honor. The brides maids were Miss Ruth Sheaffer, Mt. Holly Springs, sister of the bridegroom; Mrs. Richard Leiter, Mt. Holly Springs, and Mrs. Elmer Fraker, RD5. The attendants wore floor-length gowns of royal blue taffeta fashioned with sabrina necklines. three-quarter-length, sleeves and bell skirts featuring a watteau train. Their bouffant face veils were attached to flower and crystal headpieces. Michele Hubley, York, was the flower girl. She wore a light blue street-length dress with white accessories and carried a white basket of cut flowers. Ricky Alan Snyder, nephew of the bride, was the ring bearer. The bride's mother wore a navy blue sheath dress with matching accessories. The bridegroom' s mother wore a beige sheath dress with brown accessories. Marshall Lebo, 424 West Louther Street, was the best man, The ushers were Elmer Fraker, RD5; Richard E. Snyder, Jr., and Marlin R. Snyder, Mt. Holly Springs, brothers of the bnde. Following a reception for guests at the Indian Motor Inn, the couple left for the Poconos and New York City on a wedding trip.The bride was graduated from South Middleton Township High School in 1961 and is employed in the office of the G. R. Kinney Corp., West Louther Street. The bridegroom was graduated from South Middleton Township High School in 1960. He is an airman third class attached to the George Air Force Base in California. Early next month he will leave for four months duty in Spain after which his bride will join him in California.

2. Newspaper: The Sentinel: Indignities Charged in Divorce Complaint, 29 Aug 1967, Carlisle, Cumberland, PA. 9 Kirby L. Sheaffer, Third Street, Boiling Springs, charged indignities in a divorce suit filed at the Court House against Vickie S. Sheaffer, 527 South West Street. They were married on Dec. 15, 1963 in South Middleton Township.

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

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

5. Residence: 160 Garfield Dr., Carlisle, PA 17015 in 1993 in Carlisle, Cumberland, PA. 8

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

7. Residence: on 15 Feb 2017 in Boiling Springs, Cumberland, PA. 5 6

8. Obituary: Hoffman Funeral Home: obituary of Kirby Lee Sheaffer on 6 May 2022 in Carlisle, Cumberland, PA. 3 On Friday May 6th, 2022, Kirby Lee Sheaffer, loving husband and father, peacefully passed away at his home at the age of 79.
Kirby was born on November 25th, 1942, in Carlisle to the late Leroy and Ruby (Dromgold) Sheaffer. He graduated from Boiling Springs High School in 1960 before enlisting in the United States Air Force in 1962. After serving in Thailand, Korea, and Vietnam, he was honorably discharged in 1966. He went to work at Letterkenny Army Depot as a technical writer for over 30 years. In 1981, he married the love of his life, Janice (Beecher) Sheaffer. They had one son, Brett, in 1985 and remained married for 42 years until his passing.
Kirby was a man of few words but many passions. He enjoyed learning "the Hustle" with his wife during the disco boom, attending the Indy 500 with his friends Dick, Bill, and Gary, and was a long-time fan of Roger Staubauch and the Dallas Cowboys.
His greatest passion, however, was his family. They took trips to Disney World, Texas, Topsail Island in North Carolina, and cruises to the Caribbean. He enjoyed collecting baseball cards with his son Brett, driving him around Cumberland County looking for railroad tracks to cross, and religiously attending all his athletic games.
In addition to his parents, Kirby was preceded in death by his sister, Ruthanne. He is survived by his wife Janice, his son Brett, his daughter in law Elizabeth, and two grandsons, Nathan and Emerson.
A viewing will be held from 6pm-8pm on Thursday, May 12th, 2022, at Hoffman Funeral Home and Crematory in Carlisle. A funeral service will be held on Friday May 13th, 2022, at 11am at Hoffman Funeral Home and Crematory in Carlisle. Following the funeral, Kirby will be laid to rest at the Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Parkinson's Foundation.
To sign the guestbook, please visit www.HoffmanFH.com.

Kirby married Vicki Mae Snyder on 15 Dec 1963 in Mount Holly Springs, Cumberland, PA.1 The marriage ended in divorce in 1967. (Vicki Mae Snyder was born on 28 Mar 1943 in , Cumberland, PA 12.)

Kirby next married Janice Lynn Beecher, daughter of Lynn Keith Beecher and Geraldine Marie Bitner, on 18 Jul 1981 in Hickorytown, Cumberland, PA, USA.2 3 (Janice Lynn Beecher was born on 15 Aug 1950 in Carlisle, Cumberland, PA 13 14 15 and was christened on 18 Mar 1951 in Carlisle: Grace United Methodist Church, Cumberland, PA 14.)


1 The Sentinel (Carlisle, PA) (www.cumberlink.com), 31 Dec 1963, page 5. Shaeffer-Snyder Marriage.

2 The Sentinel (Carlisle, PA) (www.cumberlink.com), 21 Jul 1981, page 8. Beecher-Sheaffer Wedding.

3 Hoffman Funeral Home (Carlisle, PA) (http://www.hoffmanfh.com), https://www.hoffmanfh.com/obituaries/Kirby--Lee--Sheaffer-?obId=24813775#/obituaryInfo.

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

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

6 The Sentinel (Carlisle, PA) (www.cumberlink.com), 20 Feb 2017, page A2. Obituary of Ruby Shaeffer.

7 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/239858513.

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

9 The Sentinel (Carlisle, PA) (www.cumberlink.com), 29 Aug 1967, page 3.

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

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

12 Ancestry.com, U.S., Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 1 (Ancestry.com), Vicki M. Micholas, b. 28 Mar 1943, residence 1993 Wexford, PA.

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

14 Ancestry.com, 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.

15 The Sentinel (Carlisle, PA) (www.cumberlink.com), 16 Aug 1950, page 2.

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