Shirley A. Schaffner, 84, formerly of Muir, passed onto her heavenly home, Wednesday, September 11th at Seton Manor, Orwigsburg, after a long illness with dementia and Parkinson's.
Born in Muir, May 15, 1935, a daughter of the late Roy and Ann Hand Witmer.
Shirley was a woman of great faith and a member of St. Peter's United Church of Christ, Orwin and its' Ladies Aid.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Dean E. Schaffner, January 19, 2001; her son, Timothy Schaffner, August 30, 2016.
Shirley was the youngest of siblings who all preceded her in death, brothers; Lester, John, Harry, and Clifford (Chip) Witmer; sisters, Elizabeth (Sis) Hummel, Catherine (Sal) Koehler and Rose Shollenberger.
Shirley loved her family and before her illness enjoyed reading her bible, books, planting flowers, writing about her life experiences and poems and most of all cooking and baking for her family, friends and church events.
Surviving are her daughter, Letitia Reiser and her companion Kimber Uranko, Pottsville, daughter-in-law, Sandy Schaffner, Delaware; grandchildren, Amber Gabrielson (Kenneth), Selinsgrove; Tiffany Underkoffler (Carl), Tower City; Rian Schaffner (Erin), Elizabethville; Jordin Williams (Curtis), Delaware; great grandchildren, Drew, Lexy, Zakary, Ally, Caleb, Tyler, Tarrance, Braylon and Prestin. Nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be he held Saturday, September 14th at 11 am from St. Peter's United Church of Christ, Orwin. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 10-11 at the church. Memorial donations in Shirley's memory can be made to St. Peter's U.C.C., 427 Dietrich Avenue, Orwin, PA 17980. The Dimon Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Tower City has been entrusted with the arrangements. To sign the guestbook visit www.dimonfuneralhome.com
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