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Obituary for Charlene S. "Mema" Alexander

Charlene S. 'Mema" Alexander,88, of Mifflintown, passed away at 9:10 PM on Wednesday, July, 13, 2022 at Brookline Manor.

Born on January 7, 1934 in Fayette Township, Juniata Co., she is the daughter of the late Jacob and Ida (Ferster) Shank.

On December 19, 1965 she married her late husband, Donald E. Alexander, with whom she was blessed to share more than 34 years of marriage before his passing on March 20, 2000.

Surviving are her sons, Jeffrey D. Alexander and his wife, Kathleen of Mifflintown, Nathan R. Alexander and his wife, Eleanor of Key west, Florida ;siblings Miriam Wirt and her husband, Dan of Lancaster, Earl “Salty” Shank and his wife, Bonnie of McAlisterville, two grandchildren, Stephanie Brubaker and her husband, Curtis, Kyle Alexander, four great grandchildren, Morgan Foltz, Macy Wagner, Destiny Alexander, and Ava Jean Brubaker.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Bethany L. Alexander and eight brothers Clement Shank, Chester Shank, Cecil Shank, Wilmer Shank, C. Wayne Shank, Jacob ‘Pete” Shank, Lloyd Shank, and Earnest Shank.

Before her marriage, she served as a nurse, after which she was employed as a waitress at Zimmies Diner and later she was a waitress at Stop 35, both of Mifflintown. She also was a practicing Reflexologist.

Mrs. Shank was a member of Kingdom Hall Jehovah’s Witnesses, who loved crocheting, working in her garden, attending yard sales, bird watching, cooking, baking and spending time with her family; however, the real joy that she got was the love of babysitting her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:30 PM on Monday, July 18, 2022 at the Fayette Fire Hall, McAlisterville. Interment will be private at Lost Creek Presbyterian Cemetery, McAlisterville.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Brown Funeral Homes, Inc., 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown.