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Ellen Jane Carty

November 6, 1918 ~ February 9, 2019 (age 100)

Ellen Jane Carty, age 100, of Greencastle, PA, passed away at her daughter’s home on Saturday, February 9, 2019. Born November 6, 1918, in Warren Township, Franklin County , PA  she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Effie Rager Shives.

A seamstress most of her adult life, Mrs. Carty worked at the former Stanley Company in Chambersburg, where she retired in 1984. She enjoyed reading, baking, and especially crocheting. She earned numerous awards at the PA farm show for some of her crocheted pieces.

Surviving are seven children, Donald R. Carty (wife Joan) of Greencastle, PA, Edith J. Kanner of Chambersburg, PA, Myrna Yaukey (husband Ronald) of Fayetteville, PA, Carl Dean Carty (wife Cinda) of Greencastle, PA, Betty Rowe (husband Glenn) of Fayetteville, PA, Susan Martin (husband Dale) of Greencastle, PA, and Samuel Carty of Greencastle, PA; 20 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren, numerous great-great grandchildren, and three siblings, Robert Shives, Rachel Gray, and Betty Earnest. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George L. Carty in 1973 and two children, Daniel Carty and Judith Sanders.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 18, 2019, at 1:00 PM at the Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, 45 South Carlisle Street, Greencastle, PA, where Pastor Ron Parr will officiate. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service in the funeral home. Interment will follow the service in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Greencastle. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to Heartland Hospice, 1976 Scotland Ave., Chambersburg, PA 17201. Online condolences may be expressed at

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