She was born Feb. 16, 1954, in Elkins and was the daughter of the late Richard and Virginia Thompson Burns.
Mrs. Shank was a homemaker and enjoyed playing cards, watching the Hallmark Channel and spending time with her family. She was also a member of the Moose Lodge.
On Nov. 24, 1971, she married Jerry Lynwood Shank, who preceded her in death on July 14, 2019.
Surviving are a daughter, Emily Arey and companion, Louis; son-in-law, Gregory Arey; brothers, Richard “Jake” Burns and wife, Linda, Danny Burns and Tommy Burns and wife, Karen; sisters, Christina Evans and husband, Fred, Donna Burns and husband, Kenny “Buck,” Tamela Carr and husband, Larry, and Amy Vandevander and husband, Doug; grandchildren, Austin Lee Oakes and Logan Scott Oakes; God-daughter, Alicia Van Nest; and many nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by a brother, Joey Burns; and a sister, Patsy Nicholas.
A memorial service was conducted Saturday at Grace Mennonite Fellowship Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family.
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