- Grove City, Pennsylvania

January 27, 2013

Beth Ellen Albaugh

GC-born animal lover went to Fredonia Presby

Allied News

GREENVILLE — Beth Ellen Albaugh, Perry Township, passed away at 1:15 p.m. Jan. 1, 2013, in UPMC Horizon, Greenville, following a courageous battle with cancer. She was 48.

Beth was born July 25, 1964, in Grove City, a daughter of Donald and Charlene Witt Shipton.

On Dec. 31, 1991, she married James Albaugh, who survives.

She was a 1982 graduate of Reynolds High School and had worked for more than 20 years at St. Paul's, West Salem Township.

She attended Fredonia Presbyterian Church.

Beth was an animal enthusiast who especially loved horses and dogs. She was a member of the 4-H and Pennsylvania Amateur Horse Association.

In her spare time she enjoyed being outdoors and spending time with her family.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her parents, Fredonia; two sisters, Brenda Irwin and her husband Scott, Fredonia; and Ginger Oskin and her husband Tom, Florida; two brothers, Donald Shipton and his wife Michelle, Greenville; and Charles Shipton and his wife Diana, Farrell; a stepdaughter, Shelly Turner and her husband Garry, Grove City; a stepson, Michael Albaugh and his wife Tara, Hermitage; three grandsons, Bradley Turner and Brenton Turner, Grove City; and Alex Albaugh; Hermitage; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Amos and Ellen Ball and Charles and Emily Witt

Calling hours were Friday (1-4-13) in Fredonia Presbyterian Church, Fredonia. Condolences may also be sent at

Funeral service was Friday in the church, with the Rev. Eric Peters, pastor of the church, officiating.

Cremation in the funeral home crematory will follow with interment at a later date in Shenango Valley Cemetery, Greenville.

The family has suggested memorial tributes may be made to Family Hospice and Palliative Care, 1965 Shenango Valley Freeway, Suite 2, Hermitage, Pa. 16148.

Arrangements by Robert L. Snyder Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., Fredonia.

Published Jan. 5, 2013 in Allied News. Pick up a copy at 201-A Erie St., Grove City.