Esther (Glessner) Harro Shuey, died of complications from COVID-19 on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, in her home at Traditions of Hershey. Esther was born in Turtle Creek, Allegheny County, PA on July 1, 1926, to parents Philip and Esther (King) Glessner. She was predeceased by her first husband, Maurice Harro, who died in 1989, and her second husband, David Shuey, who died in 2017. She is survived by a daughter, Karen (Harro) McKinley, and a son-in-law, Ronald McKinley; grandchildren, Michael McKinley (Jennifer) and Christopher McKinley (Jennifer); and great-grandchildren, Kailyn, Norah, Danny, Brenna, Ian, and Patrick; and step-children, Darby Galebach, Lyndell Shuey, and Spring Shuey. She was predeceased by a sister, Sally Haselbarth; brothers, Philip Glessner, Ronald Glessner, and Thomas Glessner. She is survived by a sister, Carolyn Custer, and brothers, Byron Glessner and Ralph Glessner; sisters-in-law, Karen Glessner, Patty Glessner; and many nieces and nephews and friends. Esther will be dearly missed.
Esther grew up on the Glessner family farm during the depression years of the 1930s. She moved to Hummelstown as a young adult and joined the Hershey Chocolate Factory in the Hand Wrapping department. She later worked in food service at the Palmyra Twin Kiss where she became well-known to its customers and high school workers over many years. After retiring from work, she loved to work in her backyard but was especially known for her cooking and baking skills. Her fruit pies were eagerly requested by family and friends. She also made chicken pot pie dinners to distribute to family members and friends. For many years, she would donate baked goods to Campbelltown Fire Company’s fundraising events. Esther loved to stay in contact with her friends and family through cards and letters on birthdays and other hallmark occasions. She loved family gatherings, especially to see her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Esther was a long time member of the Campbelltown UM Church.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, funeral services will be private for the immediate family with burial at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.
The family wishes to thank the caring staff at Heartland Hospice and Traditions of Hershey as well as Esther’s church family for their prayers. Memorial contributions in her name can be made to Campbelltown UM Church, 2760 Horseshoe Pike, Palmyra, PA 17078, or Heartland Hospice, 1200 Walnut Bottom Rd., Ste. 302, Carlisle, PA 17015.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Rothermel-Finkenbinder Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., 25 W. Pine St., Palmyra, PA 17078. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.FinkenbinderFamily.com.