Shirley L. McGinley, 80, Franklin Street, Alburtis, died Sept. 2, 2008 in the Lehigh Center, Lower Macungie Township.She was the wife of the late Richard M. McGinley who died on Aug. 21, 1994.

Born on July 21, 1928 in Emmaus, she was a daughter of the late Warren L. and Mabel M. (Schmoyer) Mauer.

She was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Alburtis, where she was a Sunday School Teacher; and, served in the same capacity at the former Lockridge Presbyterian Church, Alburtis.

She was a leader of the Alburtis Camp Fire Girls for 15 years; a volunteer at Phoebe Home, Allentown; and, a volunteer for VIA Corporation, Bethlehem.

In 1992 she received "The Community Spirit Award" from a local newspaper for her volunteer efforts in human services and for demonstrating a strong commitment to the Lehigh Valley area by sharing the desire and determination for the community to preserve a high quality of life.

She was the owner and operator of the former Alburtis Cut Rate Store for 41 years retiring in 1994.

She is survived by a brother, Marlyn L. Maurer, Emmaus.

She was preceded in death by sisters Helen L. Mauer, Dorothy E. Danenhower and brothers Billy Maurer and Forrest L. Maurer.

Services will be held on Sept. 5, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. in the Church of the Good Shepherd, 125 Quarry Road, Alburtis, with the Rev. Scott M. Sanders officiating. Interment will be in Northwood Cemetery, Emmaus. Friends may call Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the church.

The family requests contributions to the VIA of the Lehigh Valley, Inc., 336 West Spruce Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018 or the Church of the Good Shepherd, 125 Quarry Road, Alburtis, PA 18011.

Arrangements were by Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., Topton. Online condolences may be recorded at

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