Alfred Shaddinger
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Melva Shaddinger 1

  • Born: 27 Jan 1920 1
  • Marriage (1): Robert H. Beecher
  • Died: 18 Apr 2013, Doylestown, Bucks, PA at age 93 1
  • Buried: 22 Apr 2013, Prospectville: Whitemarsh Memorial Park, Montgomery, PA, USA 1

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Residence: Melva died at Pine Run Lakeview Assisted Living on 18 Apr 2013 in Doylestown, Bucks, PA. 1

2. Obituary: The Intelligencer: obituary of Melva Beecher on 21 Apr 2013 in Doylestown, Bucks, PA. 1 Melva Beecher, a lifelong resident of New Britain, died peacefully on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at Pine Run, Lakeview. She was 93.
Melva was the wife of the late Robert H. Beecher who died in 1998.

Born in Plumstead Township, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Clara Atkinson Shaddinger.

Melva was a graduate of Doylestown High School, class of 1938 and Lansdale School of Business. She was a homemaker for most of her years, however, she had worked as a secretary at Pine Run Elementary School, New Britain. Melva was a longtime member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Doylestown.

Mrs. Beecher enjoyed playing pinocle with "her card club friends" and was an avid bird watcher.

Melva will be remembered as a loving and devoted mother and grandmother and for her love of flowers, gardening and the joy she had spending summers at the Jersey shore. She cherished spending time with her family.

Melva is survived by her two daughters, Beverly A. Neidert (Bernie) of Blooming Glen and Diane E. Drumm of Endicott, N.Y., as well as her four grandchildren "who thought the world of her", Jeffrey (Heather), Jennifer, Jeremy and Justin. She was preceded in death by her seven siblings.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Melva's funeral service at 11 a.m., Monday, April 22 at Reed and Steinbach Funeral Home, 2335 Lower State Road, Doylestown, where guests will be received from 10 a.m., until the time of the service. Interment will follow in Whitemarsh Memorial Park, Prospectville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Melva's name may be made to: Peace Valley Nature Center, 170 North Chapman Road, Doylestown, PA 18901. Reed and Steinbach Funeral Home.

Melva married Robert H. Beecher, son of Robert Ferguson Beecher and Tillie J. Strothers. (Robert H. Beecher was born on 11 Oct 1917 in Southampton Township, Bucks, PA,2 3 died on 2 Sep 1998 in Doylestown, Bucks, PA 3 and was buried in Prospectville: Whitemarsh Memorial Park, Montgomery, PA, USA.)


1 Doylestown Daily Intelligencer (Doylestown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania.), 21 Apr 2013, obituary of Melva Beecher.

2 1920 United States Census, Tillie Beecher in household of Robert Beecher, Southampton, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet 5B, family 127, NARA microfilm publication T625, FHL microfilm 1821543.

3 U.S. Social Security Death Index, null, 02 Sep 1998; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

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