Geneva “Ginny” Shepherd Seltzer passed away peacefully in her home on October 6, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. She was 97 years old. She is survived by her children: Craig Harvey Seltzer and wife Donna of Hummelstown, PA; Pamela Shepherd of Taos, NM; and Patricia Seltzer Wagoner and husband F. Rolf of Alexandria Bay, NY. She is also survived by her four grandchildren; Owen Seltzer, Noah Wagoner and wife Shimona, Peter Austin Wagoner and wife Lauren, and Geneva Wagoner Kramer and husband Brandon.
She was preceded in death by her son Michael Seltzer and her husband of 65 years, Harvey Jack Seltzer.
Ginny Shepherd was born on February 6, 1921 in Rome, Georgia to Essie and Dallas Shepherd. She was the second oldest of six children. She met her husband Jack in Jacksonville, Florida where he was stationed in the Navy. They married on Thanksgiving Day in 1945, and moved to Palmyra, PA where they raised their family.
Ginny believed in and lived a life of service. She served on the Board of Directors of the Widow’s Home in Lebanon, PA. Ginny was involved in many civic activities through the Palmyra Women’s Club, including chairing the committee to create the Palmyra Public Library in 1954. In 1975, she volunteered at Fort Indiantown Gap and helped resettle 16 Vietnamese refugees in Palmyra. Ginny was one of the first volunteers when the Hershey Medical Center opened and was a Red Cross volunteer for many years.
Ginny loved life, her children and her grandchildren. An avid gardener, she also took great joy in traveling, dancing, and shopping.
Celebration of life will be held Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 11AM at the 1st United Methodist Church, 520 E. Birch St., Palmyra, PA 17078 with the Reverend Dr. David Harris officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 - 11:00AM. Ginny will be laid to rest at Gravel Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her honor to the Palmyra Public Library, P.O. Box 114, Palmyra, PA 17078.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Rothermel-Finkenbinder Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., 25 W. Pine St., Palmyra, PA 17078. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.finkenbinderfamily.com.
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