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Mrs. Margaret Elizabeth Shorb

As originally published on Thursday, May 2nd, 2004.

Mrs. Margaret Elizabeth Shorb, 86, of West Lincoln Ave., Emmitsburg, died Friday, April 30, 2004, at St. Catherine's Nursing Center, Emmitsburg. She was the wife of the late Clarence Irvin Shorb.

Born June 13, 1917, in Emmitsburg, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Virginia Lingg Zurgable

She was a member of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Emmitsburg; a member of the Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary; and a former member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Francis X. Elder Post 121, Emmitsburg.

She was a retired laundress at St. Joseph's Provincial House for many years.

Surviving are two children, a daughter, Gwen Topper and husband Tony, and son, Donald Shorb and wife Patricia, all of Emmitsburg; five grandchildren, Pam Barnhart, Donald Shorb Jr., Shannon Poehler, Tara Manges and Tanya Fream; nine great-grandchildren, Athena Fream, Blake, Dakota and Lexi Barnhart, Camden, Devin and Garrett Shorb, and Declan and Evan Poehler.

She is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews; and one sister, Sister Amelia Zurgable, Daughter of Charity.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Alice Balmer; and three brothers, Henry, Maurice and Roger Zurgable.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 4, from St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Emmitsburg, with her pastor the Rev. Stephen P. Trzecieski officiating.

Interment will be in New St. Joseph's Cemetery, Emmitsburg.

Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, May 3, at Skiles Funeral Home, 210 W. Main St., Emmitsburg, where a Rosary will be recited at 8:15 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Sodality of Blessed Virgin Mary, P.O. Box 376, Emmitsburg, Md. 21727-0376.  

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