The Life of Anna L Shemansik

Anna L. Shemansik, 88, of Melbourne, Fla., formerly of Pottsville, passed away Saturday, July 24, at Opis Indian River Center, Melbourne.


She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 50 years, Charles Shemansik, in 2001.


Born in Pottsville, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Minnie Faust.


Ann had been employed by R&J Transportation for many years. She drove school bus for Blue Mountain School District and also was a tour guide for various chartered bus trips.


She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Pottsville. She was also a 47-year member of Order of Eastern Star and a member of Orwigsburg Chapter 424.


Ann loved any type of dancing and was very proficient in ballroom dancing. She and Charlie just seemed to glide around a dance floor with the upmost grace and ease. Teaching line dancing while living in Florida was another one of her talents.


Her grandson, Dennis Hewes, preceded her, passing in 2016.


Ann is survived by her two daughters, Linda (Shemansik) Polyak, wife of Kevin, Shillington, and Sandra (Shemansik) Burns, wife of Tom, Pottsville. There are also four grandsons, Michael Marcolla, Kevin Polyak, Cory Burns and Brian Burns. Ann was blessed with two great-grandchildren, Clayton Demcher and Regan Polyak. Other survivors are her sister, Janel (Faust) Neyer, of Melbourne, and nieces and nephews.


Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 23, in Schuylkill Memorial Park, Route 61, Schuylkill Haven. Pastor Chris Rothharpt of Trinity Lutheran Church will officiate. Family and friends are welcome to join the immediate family for this service. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Anna Shemansik may be sent to Trinity Lutheran Church, 300 W. Arch St., Pottsville, PA 17901, please designate to the senior coordinator fund.


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