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Shirley A. (Kranch) Wealand

March 11, 1933 ~ January 8, 2021 (age 87)


Shirley A. (Kranch) Wealand, 87, of Sinking Spring, passed away Friday January 8, 2021 at 9:44 pm at Stoneridge Towne Centre, Myerstown where she had resided since June.

She was the wife of Warren Wealand Jr., with whom she celebrated 69 years of marriage.

Born in Manheim Twp., Lancaster County, she was a daughter of the late Edward J. Kranch and Kathryn S. (Manwiller) Kranch.

Mrs. Wealand was a member of West Lawn United Methodist Church and was a 1951 Graduate of Reading High School.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her son Randy Wealand husband of Karen (Hohenwarter) Wealand of West Lawn, and by her daughter Sherry L. (Wealand) Thompson wife of Daniel F. Thompson of Sinking Spring. Also by her grandchildren Tierney A. Thompson and Broghan L. Thompson; and a step grandson James Kreiser. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Jean (Kranch) Orth, Leroy C. Kranch, Leona (Kranch) Stock, and Lois (Kranch) Spannuth.

In lieu of flowers, contibutions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 237 Court St., Reading, PA 19601. Bean Funeral Home 3825 Penn Ave., Sinking Spring is assisting with arrangements and online condolences may be made at

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