Carl E. Shields, 87, of Worthington, died on Thursday, September 5, 2019 in his residence. He was born on June 25, 1932 in West Franklin to the late Albert Boyd & Grace A. (Wray) Shields, and was a lifelong resident of the community. Carl was a retired dairy farmer and a farm equipment and Belknap Auction auctioneer. He was a member of the Worthington Presbyterian Church. Carl’s greatest love was God, his church, and his family. Sunday was “family day” and no work was allowed. After church Carl enjoyed long drives to explore country roads. His feed business took him on long trips to Ohio and Lancaster, where he became friends with Sam & Susie Stoltzfus. He enjoyed hauling feed for the farm and trips to Lancaster.
Carl leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife, Donna, of Worthington; sons, Douglas (Lara) Shields, of North Buffalo Twp. and Daniel (Chris) Shields, of West Franklin Twp.; step-daughters, Melissa Palm, of Ford City, Valerie Matis, of Kittanning Twp., and Shelly Francis, of Hummelstown; grandchildren, Nathan, Brandon, and Evelyn Shields; great-granddaughter, Chloe Shields; twelve step-grandchildren; and 4 step-great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Judith Tarr Shields; son, David Shields; brothers, Raymond, James Arthur, Robert, and infant brother, William Shields; sisters, Margaret Claypool, Hazel Van Dyke, Janet Shields, and infant sister, Helen Louise Shields.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Carl's team from Good Samaritan Hospice, especially Kathy, Melonie, and Patti.
Family and friends will be received on Monday September 9, 2019 at the F. Duane Snyder Funeral Home, 119 Bear St. Worthington, PA 16262 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Additional viewing will be held on Tuesday September 10, 2019 at the Worthington Presbyterian Church from 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral services at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Robert Hindman officiating. Burial will follow in Worthington Presbyterian Cemetery.
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