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Shirley A. Althoff

Shirley A. Althoff

May 5th, 1935 - Oct 11th, 2022
  • Birth Date: May 5th, 1935
  • Death Date: Oct 11th, 2022
  • Funeral Date: Oct 24th, 2022
  • Location: Little's Funeral Home
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Biography: Shirley A. Althoff, 87, of Littlestown, died Tuesday, Oct 11, 2022 at her home.  She was  married 42 years to the late Cyril "Sonny" Althoff.  They shared seven children together.  Born May 5, 1935 in Littlestown, Shirley was the daughter of the late Harry & Bernice (Collins) Spalding.  She attended Littlestown High School and had been employed with the Victory Restaurant from 1970 - 1986. She then worked for Hanover Brands in 1986 retiring in 2002.

Surviving are her children:  Bonnie Leister & Harold of Hanover, Deb Davis & Craig of New Oxford, Pattie Smith of Hanover, Rick Althoff of Hanover and Don Althoff of Hanover; 15 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and 2 great, great grandchildren.  Shirley was predeceased by her daughter, Diane Wolf, her son, Dave Althoff, her sister Elizabeth Wolfe and her 7 brothers:  Malcolm, Fred, Jay, Richard, Robert, Mark and James Spalding.  Shirley was a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Littlestown.  She enjoyed playing Bingo.  She had a strong love for her family and thought the world of her grandchildren.  The family would like to thank Dr. Wasserman & staff, the Hanover VNA and her personal caregivers, Jennifer and Zipporah.

Memorial Service is Monday, Oct 24, at 11 A.M. at Little's Funeral Home, Littlestown with The Rev. C. Anthony Miller officiating.  There will be no Viewing; however, the family will receive friends 10 - 11 A.M. on Monday, Oct 24.  Inurnment will be in St. Aloysius Catholic Cemetery, Littlestown. Memorials in Shirley's name may be sent to  VNA of Hanover & Spring Grove - 440 N. Madison St., Hanover, PA  17331,  American Cancer Society - P.O. Box 42040, Oklahoma City, OK  73123, or  St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 29 S. Queen St., Littlestown, PA  17340.  Online condolences may be shared on

Brenda (Spalding) Niedererr
Oct 24th, 2022 2:08 am
Sending our deepest condolences to all the Althoff family. Aunt Shirley was my Dad's youngest sister and the baby of the family and the last of her brothers & sisters. We were so thankful to have Sonny & Shirley check in & be a support to our Mother in her final days and will never forget their kindness. May you find comfort in all the memories you shared with your Mom and grandmother. May you rest in peace, Aunt Shirley. Sending love and gratitude and big hugs to all the family.
Randy & Janis Miller
Oct 15th, 2022 9:46 pm
Our warmest condolences to you and your family.
Janet (Eline) McMaster
Oct 15th, 2022 5:09 pm
My condolences to Shirley's family. She will be missed!~~
Fran Latvanas
Oct 14th, 2022 9:08 pm
She was a very nice person I know her from church n bingo RIP Shirley

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