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Melinda A. Stauffer, 58 – Die-hard Phillies Fan

Melinda A. Stauffer, 58, of Ringtown, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Tuesday, July 28, 2020.

Melinda was born in Shenandoah, on March 13, 1962, a daughter of the late Elizabeth (Mooney) and Ronald  Shoup.

She was a 1980 graduate of the North Schuylkill High School, and the North Schuylkill Vo-Tech, where she studied cosmetology.

A kind and caring person,  Melinda was the Matriarch of the Shoup family. She was very well known in the Ringtown area, having held several jobs locally. She was also a die-hard Philadelphia Phillies fan.

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Melinda was of the Lutheran faith and was a former member of the Ringtown Fire Company.  Melinda generously fostered and cared for many and all cats that came across the path of her home.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband,  Thomas R. Stauffer, and by a sister, Susan Shoup.

Melinda is survived by two sisters and a brother, Nancy Hoover, of Gordon;  Melissa, wife of Thomas  Zarcufsky, of Ringtown; and Ronald ‘Butch’ Shoup and his wife Francine of Ringtown.

She is also survived by nieces and nephews, Samantha Shoup, Maxine Hoover, James Zarcufsky, Jennie Zarcufsky, Thomas Zarcufsky, Garrison Zarcufsky, Colby Fishburn, Felicia Shoup, Nicole Shoup and Elijah Fausnaught.   She is also survived by great nephews Brantley Zarcufsky, Avarey Lentes and Dominic Zarcufsky.

Melinda will be laid to rest next to her husband Thomas at St. John’s Cemetery in Ringtown during private family services.

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