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A Note of Thanks
December 10th, 2014
It has been but a month since we sadly buried a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and daughter! Debbie Y. Shoop!
Her illness happened so fast — none of her family was prepared for the suddenness of her passing! No time for radiation or chemotherapy! About September 30th, she was first diagnosed and given “three months to live”! Yet only 3 weeks later, she suddenly passed away to Jesus to be at home with her brother Steve, who had passed away in 1991 in Florida at age 31.
For all the kindnesses shown to all of us, by ways of cards, hugs and tears, many meals prepared for the grieving husband, Rick. The kindness of Brad Boyer with his compassion in selecting a lovely casket and the ceremony at both the funeral and gravesite! To all the ladies of Trinity U.C.C.’s women’s Guild for the meals prepared for Rick and the luncheon!
Donna Hepler’s lovely music.
To Rev. Doug Compton and Pastor Miller for home visits and leading Rick and Deb to Jesus!
And especially the day of the funeral and viewing! Never in my 82 years have we, the family, observed the love and honoring a person’s life, as they did Deborah! To all of the God’s Puzzle Pieces, UCP, foster parent families, church Sunday school teachers, Fellowship committee consistory and Pastor’s search committee and postal men of which Rick worked for over 30 years. And to the relatives from Florida, Mechanicsburg and Neelyville, and locally! The church was completely occupied!
There is no way we could express our thanks and gratitude for all your prayers, tears, kind thoughts, with sincere feelings! Especially the continued kind blessings and wishes!
May our heavenly Lord Jesus bless your lives and especially health.
As we learned — sadly — appreciate what or who is now with you!
With our love and prayers,
Rick Shoop, husband