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SHAFFER, Jacob Ervin Wright

Jacob Ervin Wright Shaffer, 81, of Kingwood, died Monday, March 30, 1998, at Preston Memorial Hospital. He was born on August 15, 1916, in Aurora, the son of the late Marshall and Amanda Selders Shaffer. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a Custodian of the Kingwood Community Building for 25 years and retired in 1982 after 41 years of service from the Department of Highways. He was a member of the Knights of Pythians for 26 years and the KVFD for 55 years. He was a member of Emmanuel Apostolic Church in Kingwood. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Laura Mae Martin Shaffer of Kingwood; five daughters and spouses, Joyce Spahr of Cranesville, Judy and Thomas Metz of Arthurdale, Kathy and Delmas Miller, Kay and Robert DeWitt, Shirley and Greg Shrout, all of Kingwood; four sons and spouses, Warren and Cindy Shaffer of Tunnelton, Wade and Charlotte of Michigan, Rick and Leslee Shaffer and Kevin and Wendy Shaffer, all of Kingwood; 29 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and one great great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by four brothers; Ray Shaffer, Omar Shaffer, Junior Shaffer and Earl Shaffer; five sisters, Elma Weeks, Nina Shaffer, Maxine Baker, Lela Wotring, and Lula Shaffer; a son-in-law, James Spahr; a daughter-in-law, Barbara Shaffer; one great-grandchild, Zane Plum. Friends may call at the James G. Lobb Funeral Home, 295 S. Price Street, Kingwood from 2-4 and 7-9, today (Wednesday), April 1. Services will be held at 1 p.m. at the funeral home chapel on Thursday, April 10,. with the Rev. Glenn Riggleman and Rev. Norma Stimmell officiating. Burial will follow at Shay's Chapel Cemetery in Newburg.
Preston County Journal; Kingwood, WV; April 1, 1998
(Courtesy of Mary Teets)
Posted November 20, 2010

 

 

SHAFFER, James Edward

HYNDMAN, Pa., July 11 — James Edward Shaffer, 68, well known local barber, died last night in Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, where he was admitted Sunday. He had been in failing health some time. Born October 11, 1878, in Hyndman, Mr. Shaffer had been a barber here the past 40 years. His parents were the late Samuel and Emma (Mullen) Shaffer. He was a member of the Hyndman Reformed Church and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Cora (Huffman) Shaffer; one son, Maurice L. Shaffer, Akron, Ohio; two brothers, Scott Shaffer, Hyndman, and Rev. Clay Shaffer, Altoona, and a sister, Mrs. Daisy Arnold, Hyndman. Services will be conducted Monday at 2:30 p. m. at the residence with Rev. John Bucher officiating. Interment will take place in Hyndman Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, July 11, 1947
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2010


 

SHAFFER, Mrs. Jennie Katherine Bittner
 
HYNDMAN, Pa. — Jennie Katherine (Bittner) Shaffer, 80, of Hyndman, Pa., went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009, at her home, surrounded by her family. Born May 14, 1928, in Ellerslie, she was a daughter of the late Foster L. and Clara L. (Hosselrode) Bittner. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Wilma June Shaffer. She is survived by her husband of over 60 years, L. Ray Shaffer; a daughter, Janet S. Clites and husband Kenneth, of Hyndman; a son, Steven R. Shaffer and wife Sherry, of Hyndman; six grandchildren, Kerri Farris and husband Joe, Gregg Shaffer, Corey Clites, Jeff Clites, Joni Miller and husband Todd and Cody Clites, all of Hyndman; four great-grandchildren, Noah and Eden Farris, and Lucas and Layni Miller; sisters, Anna Marie Emerick and husband Melvin, Shirley Thompson and husband Wayne, all of Hyndman, and Pauline Bittner, of Ellerslie. Mrs. Shaffer was a homemaker and former secretary for Harry Auburn and LaVon Kennedy, of Hyndman. She was a graduate of Allegany High School and Cathermans Business School. Friends will be received at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, Inc., 169 Clarence St., Hyndman, Pa., on Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. A funeral service will follow on Friday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home.
February 25, 2009, Cumberland Times-News
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 9, 2013

 

 

SHAFFER, M/Sgt. John E.

Master Sgt. John E. Shaffer, of Wellersburg, Pa., was killed March 29 in a jeep accident while on Army maneuvers in Japan, according to his sister, Mrs. Louis Neubiser, of Wellersburg. The victim was the son of the late Nevin E. and Margaret (Dunn) Shaffer, of Wellersburg. Sgt. Shaffer enlisted in the Army June 29, 1949, and served in France and Germany during World War II. Besides his sister, he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Jean Shaffer; two daughters, Margaret and Linda Shaffer; three brothers, Glen Shaffer, Reading, Pa.; Paul Shaffer, Wellersburg, and Craig Shaffer, Charleston, W. Va. The Department of the Army has not notified the family when the body would be sent to this country.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 11, 1950
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2010

 

SHAFFER, John E.

John E. Shaffer, 81, prominent resident of Wellersburg, Pa., died at 7:30 last night at his home. He was a cattle dealer, retiring 13 years ago. His wife, who was Miss Emma Frances Hoyman, died about a year ago. He was a son of the late Levi and Mary Shaffer. Mr. Shaffer is survived by five sons and daughters: Harry A. and Leroy Shaffer, Pittsburgh: Mrs. Walter Rizer, Mrs. Harry M. Diehl and Miss Grace Shaffer, Wellersburg. He also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Mary E. Folsom, of Wolford, N. D., and Mrs. Edward Law, of Wellersburg, Ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren also survive.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 20, 1929
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2010


 
SHAFFER, John L.

John L. Shaffer, 58, of Market Street, Hyndman died Sunday, April 5, 1998, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Cumberland, Md. He was born Aug.10, 1939 in Cumberland, a son of the late Claude B. and Nellie M. (Bruck) Shaffer. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Robert J. Shaffer. He married the former Charlotte M. Reed on July 1, 1967 in Hyndman. She survives him, along with a son, Andrew R. Shaffer of Mechanicsburg; six brothers, Earl B. Shaffer, Steve C. Shaffer, Claude H. "Jitter" Shaffer, Douglas R. Shaffer, Paul R. "Dick" Shaffer, and Glenn E. "Pug" Shaffer, all of Hyndman; five sisters, Mona L. "Peggy" Atwood, Wanda M. Bistline, and Joyce E. Pensyl, all of Hyndman; Betty M. Ours, Chicago, Illinois, and Marce J. Johnston, Dunn, N.C.; seven nephews; and fourteen nieces. Mr. Shaffer was employed at the Hedstrom Corporation in Bedford and formerly had been employed, at the Amcelle Plant of the Celanese Corporation of America in Cumberland. He had served with the U.S. Army during the Viet Nam War. He was a member of the 1st Avenue United Methodist Church; president of the Hyndman Rod and Gun Club; a former member of the Hyndman Volunteer Fire Department; and an outdoorsman. Funeral services: Wednesday, 11 a.m., with the Student Pastor Steven L. Craft and the Rev. David A. Klink officiating. Burial in the Hyndman Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to the Hyndman Rod and Gun Club, Hyndman, PA 15545.
The Bedford County Inquirer, April 10, 1998
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2010

 

 

SHAFFER, John Riley

PARSONS WV -  The body of John Riley Shaffer, who lived on Brushfork, in this county, near the Barbour county line, was found dead on a piece of land he was clearing, and his brother, David Shaffer, and his cousin Adam Shaffer, have been arrested on a charge of murder. Death came from a blow on the back of the head, the cut in the skull measuring three inches. Adam Shaffer, has made a statement, in which he says he saw David Shaffer strike his brother on the head with an ax. David Shaffer declared that Adam Shaffer struck the fatal blow. A pint bottle was found on the victim, about 2 fifths full of whiskey. The body was lying in the top of a fallen tree. No motive for the killing has been told.
Keyser Tribune, April 5, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 14, 2010

SHAFFER, John W., Sr.

Mr. John W. Shaffer Sr., age 83, of Preston Street, Bedford, formerly of Meadowbrook Terrace, Bedford, died at 2:47 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006, at Altoona Hospital. John was born in Colerain Township on Sept. 29, 1922, the son of the late Walter C. Shaffer and Mae S. (Shoemaker) Shaffer. He was the husband of Dorothy D. (Deist) Shaffer, whom he married Aug. 20, 1946. In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughter Susan S., wife of Robert Hallenberg of Louisville, Ky.; son John W. Shaffer Jr., husband of Sherry (Orr) of Bedford; sister Annabel S. Wakefield, widow of John Wakefield of Bedford. He is also survived by six grandchildren: Erik, Shea, Gretchen, Jonathan, Megan and Robbie, and three great-grandchildren: Blaise, Cade and Drake. He retired as owner/operator, along with his wife, from Deist Cleaners of Bedford, which is one of Bedford's oldest continuously family-owned businesses since 1926. John was a member of the Bedford Presbyterian Church, the Bedford American Legion Post No. 113, Flickers Club, Bedford Elks Club, Bedford Masonic Lodge No. 320 F&AM, and a former member of the Bedford Lions Club. John graduated from Bedford High School in 1940 and studied agriculture at Penn State University. Mr. Shaffer served in the U.S. Army Air Force as a sergeant in WW II. A funeral service will be held at the Friends Cove United Church of Christ at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2006, with the Rev. Douglas Friant and Rev. Paul Claycomb officiating. Friends are invited to call Saturday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Louis Geisel Funeral Home, Bedford, and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Friends Cove United Church of Christ. Interment at Friends Cove United Church of Christ Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Bedford Presbyterian Church, 145 South Juliana Street, Bedford, Pa. 15522. Graveside Military Rites will be accorded by the Fort Bedford Honor Guard.
The Bedford County Inquirer, February 24, 2006
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2010


SHAFFER, Joseph Platte

HYNDMAN — Joseph Platte Shaffer, 65, died yesterday in Bedford County Memorial Hospital, Bedford. Born in Hyndman, he was a son of the late Hosea and Belle (Imhoff) Shaffer. He held membership in the Pentecostal Church. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Ethel (Hutzell) Shaffer; five sons, Melvin Shaffer, at home; Floyd Shaffer, Buffalo Mills; Orvil Shaffer, Chambersburg, and Russell and Ray Shaffer, both of Lancaster; three daughters, Mrs. Verna Hymes and Mrs. Vera Mellott, both of Cumberland, and Mrs. Leonna McQuenney, Lititz; three brothers, Bernard, Ambrose, and Allen, all of Hyndman; and nine grandchildren. The body is at the Ziegler Funeral Home where services will be conducted Friday at 2 p. m. by Rev. George Bittner. Interment will be in Hyndman Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 16, 1955
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2010


 



 
SHAFFER, Joshua

Joshua Shaffer, for more than 30 years employed as a foreman by the Fayette Coal and Coke Company at the Shamrock plant, died at 11:35 o’clock Tuesday morning, June 30, 1936, in his home in Springhill township. He had been ill over a period of four months with complications.  Surviving are his widow, Jessie Shaffer; three sons, Bryson, Andrew and Charles Shaffer, all of Uniontown; two daughters, Mrs. Helen Schriver and Miss Caroline Shaffer, both of Harrisburg; eight grandchildren; three brothers, George, William and Bud Shaffer, Masontown, W. Va.; and a sister, Mrs. James Dillow, Fairmont, W. Va.  Funeral services will be conducted in the residence at 2:30 o’clock Friday afternoon by Rev. W. H. McKinney, pastor of the Central Christian Church, Uniontown. Burial will be in Hopwood cemetery.  Mr. Shaffer was a member of F. & A. M. Lodge No. 228, Uniontown, members of which will have charge of ritualistic services at the grave.
Source: The Morning Herald; Uniontown, Pennsylvania; July 1, 1936; page 3.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted March 17, 2012

 

 

SHAFFER, Julie C. Sierer

Julie C. Shaffer, 33, of Penns Landing, passed away at 3:10 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, after a three-month battle with cancer. She was born Nov. 22, 1972, in Danville, the daughter of Richard L. and Marilyn L. (Steeley) Sierer of Bloomsburg. On May 21, 2005, she married Andrew R. Shaffer. Surviving, in addition to herhusband and parents, are her paternal grandparents, Helen Arlene and Marlin T. Sierer; mother-in-law, Charlotte M. Shaffer of Hyndman, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Julie was a 1990 graduate of Selinsgrove High School. She received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Shippensburg University, and later her Master of Arts in Communication Studies from Bloomsburg University. Friends and family may visit from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Friday at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 400 N. Market St., Selinsgrove, where a memorial service will follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Sally A. Dries and the Rev. Ann N. Graves officiating. The family will accept flowers; however, donations in Julie's memory may be made to the Oncology Department, c/o Geisinger Foundation, 100 N. Academy Ave., Danville, Pa. 17822. Arrangements are by the V.I. Seebold Funeral Home, 601 N. High St., Selinsgrove. 
The Bedford Gazette, February 8, 2006
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 11, 2010

 

 

SHAFFER, June Emerick

HYNDMAN, Pa. — June E. Shaffer, 82, a truly devoted mother, grandmother and longtime resident of Hyndman area, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2009, at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center. Born June 21, 1927, in Garrett, Pa., she is now reunited with her parents, Charles Leroy "Doc" and Anna Elizabeth (Ash) Emerick; and a brother, Bernard A. Emerick. She is survived by sisters, Fay Leckemby, of Hyndman, and Colleen Logue, of Ellerslie; a brother, Farrell Emerick and special friend Faith Steele, of Hyndman; children, Roger Shaffer and wife Cyndi, Rena Litten and husband Fred, and Rhonda Sites and husband Greg, all of Hyndman; beloved grandchildren who brought her great joy, Leah Litten Oster and husband Greg, Greg Sites and wife Ashley, Sara Litten, Caleb Shaffer, Alexis Sites and special friend Brandon Cerny, Trevor Sites and special friend Katie Emerick, and Becca Shaffer; very special care givers, Beverly Bidinger, Lynne Shoemaker, and Yolanda Campbell; numerous dearly loved nieces; nephews; aunts and uncles; and great-grandpuppies, Ginger, Bentley, and Tip. June was a licensed Cosmetology Instructor, a graduate of Edy’s School of Beauty, and business school, Chambersburg, Pa., and was owner operator of her beauty shop for 33 years. She also served as a Red Cross instructor and on the Hyndman Rescue Squad for many years. She was especially proud of her 2007 Mother of the Year Award. She attended the Hyndman Ministry Center and the Central Assembly of God in Cumberland. Friends will be received at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home Inc., 169 Clarence St., Hyndman, Pa., on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday at Hyndman Ministry Center, 232 Hyndman Road, Hyndman, Pa., at 11 a.m. with Pastor Stevie Leydig officiating. Friends will also be received at the Center one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Palo Alto Hilltop Cemetery, Hyndman, Pa. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Western Maryland Regional Medical Center, Hyndman Area Health Center, Hyndman Rescue Squad, Lions Center, Conemaugh Regional Hospice or the Area Agency on Aging.
Cumberland Times-News, December 27, 2009
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 28 , 2010

 

 

SHAFFER, Kathy Ann

Kathy Ann Shaffer, 50, of Aurora, died Monday, July 6, 2009. She was born August 22, 1958, in Kingwood, a daughter of the late Walter Dale and Imogene Katheryn Arbogast Shaffer. She was a lifelong member of the Aurora VFD Auxiliary: Bunko Girls Club and the Brookside Church of the Brethren. She is survived by one son and spouse, Andrew Dale and Ashley Shaffer, of Ansbach, Germany; one brother, John Hillery and Debra Kay Shaffer, of Beckiey; and two grandchildren. Friends and family will be received from 2-4 p.m., the time of funeral services, today, Saturday, July 11, at the Brookside Church of the Brethren, with the Rev. Bradley Shaffer and Pastor Scott Rush officiating. Interment will follow in the Aurora Cemetery. Hinkle Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Preston County News; Kingwood, WV; July 11, 2009.
(Courtesy of Mary Teets)

[date verified ~ sadly, both mother (above) and daughter died on same date ~ Genie]
Posted August 1, 2009

 

 

 

SHAFFER, Mrs. Kelly Marie Crosten

MOUNT SAVAGE — Kelly Marie (Crosten) Shaffer, 40, of Mount Savage, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2003, at Memorial Hospital. Born Sept. 29, 1962, in Cumberland, she was the daughter of Charles M. Crosten, Sr., LaVale and the late Sandra “Sandy” L. (Koelker) Crosten. Kelly enjoyed being a niece/nephew nanny. In addition to her father, she is survived by her husband, William F. Shaffer; four brothers, Wayne Croston, and fiancee Hilda Hensel, Springfield, W.Va., Jeffrey Croston Sr., and wife Sandy, Hyndman, Pa., Michael Croston, and wife Becky, Cumberland, and Charles “Chuck” Crosten and girlfriend, Becky Porter, Hyndman, Pa.; one half-brother, Charles M. Crosten Jr., Crystal River, Fla.; one half-sister, Sharon Wood, Baltimore; the nieces and nephews who were her most precious gifts, Katie, Jeffrey, Samantha, Jordyn, Haley, and Kamron; her father-in-law, George R. Shaffer Sr.; four brothers-in-law, George R. Shaffer Jr., and wife Karen and family, Joe T. Shaffer and family, John E. Shaffer and family, and Kevin M. Shaffer; and a loving circle of friends, Tina Simmons, Tom Cordts, Mary Ann Skidmore, Brian “Bubba” Skidmore, Glenda Kenney Morgan, Marilyn McGann McKenzie; the King family, Jeannie, Joanie, Peggy, Eugene, Brianne, and Riley, Linda Shank and family, Karen Carter, and Bernie Hennigan. Friends will be received at the Upchurch Funeral Home, P.A., 202 Greene St., Cumberland, on Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Monday at 8 p.m., with the Rev. Diane Smith officiating. A service will also be held at the funeral home on Tuesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Richard Broome officiating. Interment will be in Restlawn Memorial Gardens, Memorial contributions may be made to either the American Cancer Society, 111 S. George St., Cumberland, MD 21502 or the League for Crippled Children, P.O. Box 267, Cumberland, MD 21501-0267.
Sunday, August 17, 2003, Cumberland Times~News
~Genie
Posted August 19, 2010

 

 

SHAFFER, L. Ray

L. Ray Shaffer, 80, of Hyndman, went to be with the Lord, Monday, April 27, 2009 at his home surrounded by his family. Born on May 1, 1928, in Hyndman, he was a son of the late Lloyd E. and Tolva (Miller) Shaffer. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Jennie K. (Bittner) Shaffer in February; and sisters Irene Dunbar, Mary Shaffer and Winifred Christner. He is survived by a daughter, Janet S. Clites and husband Kenneth of Hyndman; a son, Steven R. Shaffer and wife Sherry of Hyndman; six grandchildren: Kerri Farris and husband Joe, Gregg Shaffer, Corey Clites, Jeff Clites, Joni Miller and husband Todd, and Cody Clites, all of Hyndman; four great-grandchildren: Noah and Eden Farris, Lucas and Layni Miller, brothers: Vernon Shaffer, Arden Shaffer, sisters: Jean McCoy and Philomene Bonner, all of Hyndman. Mr. Shaffer was a retired truck driver from Cumberland Concrete and Supply after 26 years of service. Prior to that he drove a truck for Eastern Motor Express. He was also a farmer. Friends will be received at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, Inc., 169 Clarence Street, Hyndman on Wednesday, April 29, 2009 from 12 to 2 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. Burial will follow at Palo Alto Hilltop Cemetery, Hyndman.
The Bedford Inquirer, May 1, 2009
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2010


SHAFFER, Lee A.

Lee A. Shaffer, 83, of Meyersdale died July 5, 2002 at home. Born Sept. 30, 1918 in Meyersdale. A son of the late Nathan and Nora Shaffer. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Zella M. (Fullerton) Shaffer and one grandchild. Surviving are his wife, Hilda (Hutzell) Saylor Shaffer; two sons: Robert Shaffer of Cumberland, Md. and William Shaffer of Baltimore, Md.; numerous brothers; four grandchildren and many great-grandchildren; three stepchildren, Barry Saylor and Gloria Shuck of Meyersdale and David Saylor of York; eight step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren. He was a World War II veteran serving with the U.S. Marines 3rd Division in Guam and Iwo Jima and received a Purple Heart and Good Conduct Medal. Employed for 32 years at Bethlehem Steel Mill and a member of the Elk Lick Rod and Gun Club. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the M. Ray Leckemby Funeral Home where service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday with a graveside military service. Rev. Glenn Foster officiating. Interment, Union Cemetery.
Somerset Daily American, July 6, 2002
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2010

 

SHAFFER, Mrs. Lena Marion Swauger

Lena Marion Shaffer, 86, of Hyndman, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, May 3, 2016, at Western Maryland Regional Medical Center. Born Jan. 31, 1930, in Fossleville, she was a daughter of the late James Henry and Lena Vanira (Holler) Swauger. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James "Jimmy" Shaffer in 2005; sisters, Sara Arnold, Dorothy Malloy, Eleanor Whitford, Wilma Bennett; brothers, James, Billy and Earl Swauger. Survived by daughters, Vanira S. Wilkins and husband, Garry, of Manns Choice, Pa., and Rebecca A. "Becky" Baker, of Hyndman; grandchildren, Jessica Harrison and husband, Fred, Bedford, Pa., Garren Wilkins and wife, LaTisha, Kristin Wilkins, all of Manns Choice, Jonathan Baker and wife, Sarah of Hyndman, and Eli Baker and partner, Joe Snyder of Cumberland; great-grandchildren, James and Laurel Harrison, Blake and Brent Wilkins, and another great-grandson expected to arrive May 18, 2016; step great-grandchildren, Freddie and Catherine Harrison. She was a life member of Christ Lutheran Church, Madley, where she served as President of the Women's Group, member of the Altar Guild and organizer for many social events. She was also a strong supporter of Christian education. For many years she worked as the Bookkeeper for Shaffer Brothers Lumber Company. She also worked at the Garment Factory for a short time.  Friends will be received at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, 169 Clarence St., Hyndman, on Friday, May 6, 2016, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at the Christ Lutheran Church, Madley, on Saturday, May 7, 2016, at 11 a.m. with the Reverend Ryan K. Viands officiating. Friends will be received at the church for one hour immediately prior to the funeral service. Burial will follow at Lybarger Cemetery, Madley. Family would like to thank, Laura Stevens, for the care she provided Marion. Those wishing to send memorials in lieu of flowers are asked to make donations to Christ Lutheran Church; c/o Lana Oliver, 7319 Hyndman Rd., Buffalo Mills, PA 15534. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.zeiglerfuneralhome.com.
Cumberland Times-News, The (MD) - May 4, 2016
~Genie
Posted June 11, 2016

SHAFFER, Leroy Samuel

HYNDMAN — Leroy Samuel Shaffer, 63, died Sunday in El Paso, Texas, where he was visiting his daughter, Mrs. James Chirdon. A native of Hyndman, he was a son of the late W. Scott and Clara (Miller) Shaffer. He was a Baltimore and Ohio Railroad shops employe and a member of Fairhope Community Church. Besides his daughter he is survived by his wife, Elva (Hutzell) Shaffer; five other daughters. Mrs. Elson Mortimer, Bedford; Mrs. James Fisher, Warfordsburg; Mrs. Edward Croyle, Irwin; Mrs. Ray Taylor, Baltimore, and Miss Norma Jean Shaffer, Washington; two sons, Arlynn Shaffer, Cumberland; Terry Shaffer, at home; two brothers, Edward and Albert Shaffer, here; two sisters, Mrs. Cleo Kennedy, here, and Mrs. Dwight Diehl, Buffalo Mills, RD 1, and 19 grandchildren. The body will be returned to the Zeigler Funeral Home.
The Cumberland News, June 29, 1965
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2010


 
SHAFFER, Lester E.

Lester E. Shaffer, 93, Lincoln Township, died Oct. 23, 2008, at Siemon’s Lakeview Manor Estates. Born May 30, 1915, in Windber, he is the son of the late Garfield and Daisy (Parson) Shaffer. Also preceded in death by his wife, Viola (Baker) Shaffer; brothers, Robert, David and Clarence; and sisters, Bertha Hersh, Ethel Mock, Mamie Natta, Minnie Hutch and Pearl. Survived by children, Mrs. Darrel (Ethel) Henry, Stoystown; Robert Shaffer, Somerset; and Clarence Shaffer, married to the former Sharon Henry, Somerset; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren; brother of Raymond Shaffer, Florida; and Audrey Shaffer, Central City. Formerly employed by Lincoln Township. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the Robert H. Halverson Funeral Home, Somerset, where a service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Donald Judy officiating. Interment in Bethany Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral home.
Somerset Daily American, Thursday, October 23, 2008
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2010

 

SHAFFER, Mrs. Lilly Hite

HYNDMAN, Pa. — Mrs. Lilly Gertrude Shaffer, 66, widow of Lewis Shaffer, died yesterday at her home here. Mrs. Shaffer was born April 30, 1883, in Bedford Valley, a daughter of the late Samantha Hardinger and Elmer Bruce Hite. She was a member of Hyndman Evangelical Church. She is survived by two sons, Ernest Shaffer, Hiller, and Delos Shaffer, Hyndman; two daughters, Mrs. Ethel Johnson, Connellsville, and Mrs; Blanche Bagley, Hyndman; four brothers, Virgil and Jesse Hite, Hyndman, and Floyd Hite, Pittsburgh, and 12 grandchildren. Rites will be conducted Thursday at 2:30 p. m. in Hyndman Evangelical Church by Rev. C. E. Miller, pastor. Burial will be in Hyndman Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 14, 1950
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 1, 2010

 

 

SHAFFER, Lloyd E.

HYNDMAN, Pa. - Lloyd E. Shaffer, 66, of RD 1, died yesterday in a Miami hospital. Born in Hyndman, he was a son of the late Michael and Ann (Close) Shaffer. He held membership in the Hyndman Grange and Ellerslie Lodge, POSA. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Tolva (Miller) Shaffer; three sons, Vernon Shaffer, Hyndman; Raymond Shaffer, RD 1, and Ardin Shaffer, at home; five daughters Mrs. Irene Dunbar, Edenton, N. C.; Mrs. Philomene Bonner, Baltimore; Miss Mary Shaffer, Hyndman, and Mrs. Jean McCoy and Mrs. Winifred Christner, both of RD 1; a brother, Millard Shaffer, RD l, and 13 grandchildren. The body is at the Ziegler Funeral Home where services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p. m. by Rev. Gilford Faile. Interment will be in Hyndman Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 7, 1961
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2010


SHAFFER, Louis S.

Hyndman, Pa., Nov. 11 — Louis S. Shaffer, 62, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Shaffer, died here yesterday. He was a retired railroad trackman and member of the Evangelical Church. Surviving are his widow, the former Gertrude Hite, whom he married in 1900; four children, Ernest and Delos Shaffer and Mrs. Blanche Bagley, Hyndman; and Mrs. Ethel Johnson, Connellsville, Pa. He was a brother of Harvey Shaffer, Somerset, Pa.; Mrs. Ada Kinton, Mrs. Isaac Hite, and Carson Shaffer, Hyndman.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 11, 1940
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2010

 

 

SHAFFER, Mrs. Margaret Ann Dunn

Mrs. Margaret Ann Shaffer, 82, formerly of Wellersburg, died Sunday in the Somerset State Hospital where she had been a patient since 1940. A native of Mt. Savage, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Elizabeth (Homer) Dunn. Her husband, Nevin E. Shaffer, preceded her in death. Mrs. Shaffer was a member of the Wellersburg Reformed Church. Survivors include two sons, Paul H. Shaffer, Wellersburg, and Glenn D. Shaffer, Oley, Pa.; a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Neubiser, city; a brother, James Dunn, Hagerstown; a sister, Mrs. Lou Wihelm, Buffalo, N. Y.; 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. The body is at the Kight Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p. m. and 7 to 9 p. m. A funeral service will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. in the Kight Funeral Home. Rev. John A. Klindt will officiate and burial will be in Wellersburg Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, December 15, 1964
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 19, 2010

 

SHAFFER, Mary A. (MILLS)

“Mrs. Mary Agnes Shaffer, 64, of Bowling Green, died yesterday, shortly after being admitted to Sacred Heart Hospital. She had been in failing health two years. Born in Lonaconing, she was a daughter of the late William and Mary (Barry) Mills. Mrs. Shaffer was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church; the Sodality of the parish; Court Cardinal Gibbons; Catholic Daughters of America and the Royal Neighbors. Surviving are a son, Theodore W. Gray, of this city; two daughters, Mrs. Joseph Jenkins, Potomac Park, and Mrs. L. Collier Paggi, Austin Texas; three sisters, Mrs. L. A. Benner, Utica, N. Y., and Mrs. Helen Johnson and Mrs. Thomas B. Cumiskey, Sr., both of this city, and four grandchildren. The body is at the George Funeral Home, where the Sodality will recite the rosary Sunday at 8:15 p.m.”
“The Cumberland Evening Times” Friday, January 21, 1955, Page 10
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted July 10, 2009


SHAFFER, Mrs. Mary A. Saylor

Meyersdale - Mrs. Mary A. Shaffer, 49, wife of Nevin L. Shaffer, of here, died yesterday at Meyersdale Community Hospital, where she had been a patient one day. Born in Meyersdale, she was a daughter of the late Wilson and Mary E. (Felker) Saylor. Also surviving are a son, Stanley R. Shaffer, Lincoln Park, Mich.; her step-mother, Mrs. Zura Shaffer, RD 4 Meyersdale; a sister, Mrs. Edward Miller, Chicago; three step brothers, Carl Werner, Cumberland; Merle Werner, Baltimore; and Eugene Werner, McKeesport, Pa.; and a grandchild. The body is at the Price Funeral Home.
The Cumberland Evening Times, July 23, 1971
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2010

SHAFFER, Mrs. Mary E. McMullen

Mrs. Mary E. Shaffer, 82, of 407 Washington Street, died yesterday at her residence after a lengthy illness.  A native of Mt. Savage, she was a daughter of the late Hugh A. and Anna Mary (Mulledy) McMullen. Her husband, Luther P. Shaffer and two sons, John H. and Hugh M. Shaffer, preceded her in death.  Mrs. Shaffer attended local parochial schools and was a graduate of Georgetown Visitation Convent in Washington. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, the sodality and of Georgetown Visitation Alumna Association.  Surviving are two sons, R. Donald Shaffer, city, and W. Perry Shaffer, Oakland; two sisters, Mrs. Henry A. Mackey, city, and Mrs. William E. Delaney, Williamsport, Pa., and eight grandchildren.  The body is at the Scarpelli Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 1 until 9 p. m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m.  A Christian wake service will be held there tomorrow at 8:30 p. m.  Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church. Burial will follow in SS. Peter and Paul cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Saturday, September 9, 1972 - pg 7, col 8
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted December 6, 2014


SHAFFER, Mrs. Mary E. Shaffer

Mary E. Shaffer, 72, of Hyndman, died Saturday, July 5, 1997, at her residence. Born June 22, 1925, in Hyndman, she was a daughter of the late Lloyd E. and Tolva (Miller) Shaffer. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Edgar J. Shaffer; three sons, Lawrence E., Stanley V, and Stuart M., all of Hyndman; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Vernon, Ray and Arden Shaffer, all of Hyndman; and three sisters, Irene Dunbar of Edenton, N.C., and Philomene Bonner and Jean McCoy, both of Hyndman. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Winifred Christner. Mrs. Shaffer was a homemaker and member of the Grace United Methodist Church, Hyndman. Funeral services 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, Hyndman, with the Rev. Roger A. Johnson officiating. Burial in the Hyndman Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to Grace United Methodist Church in Hyndman.
The Bedford County Inquirer, July 11, 1997
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2010


SHAFFER, Miss Mary Grace

WELLERSBURG - Miss Mary Grace Shaffer, 86, of here, died Sunday in Berlin, Pa. A native of Wellersburg, she was born August 23, 1878, a daughter of the late John E. and Emma F. (Hoyman) Shaffer. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Frances Rizer, Pittsburgh. The body is at the Forsaith Funeral Home, 126 Hazelwood Avenue, Hazelwood, Pa., where services will be conducted tomorrow at 1 p. m. Interment will be in the Homewood Cemetery at Pittsburgh.
The Cumberland Evening Times, September 22, 1964
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2010


SHAFFER, Mary Louise Shockey

Mary Louise Shaffer, 80, of Back Acre Road, New Paris, died Wednesday, May 17, 2000, at Pennknoll Village. She was born Dec. 31, 1919, in Berlin, a daughter of the late Gertrude (Speicher) and William E. Shockey Sr. On June 30, 1938, she married John W. Shaffer Sr., who survives along with a son, John W. Jr., husband of the former Donna Heming, of New Paris; a daughter, Martha Lorraine, wife of John Anderson, of Schellsburg; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, William Shockey Jr. of Somerset; and two sisters, Margaret Beal of Somerset and Josephine Ross of Sykesville. She was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph, and a great grandson, Logan Keith Shaffer. Mrs. Shaffer was a retired dairy farmer and worked at the former Fairfoot Shoe Factory in Bedford. She was a member of New Paris United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school. Funeral services: 11 a.m. Saturday at the New Paris United Methodist Church with the Revs. Brett Frobert and Ralph Landis officiating. Burial at Schellsburg Cemetery. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Mickle-Geisel Funeral Home, Schellsburg, and one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church. Memorial contributions can be sent to the New Paris United Methodist Church, 3592 Cortland Rd., New Paris, Pa. 15554. The Bedford Gazette, May 19, 2000
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 27, 2010

 

 

 

SHAFFER, Mary "Mame" Suter

Mary "Mame" Shaffer, 90, formerly of Hyndman, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 1992, in Cleveland, Ohio. She was born in Manns Choice on Feb. 8, 1902, daughter of the late Hayes Harclerode and Anna Suter. She was preceded in death by her husband Emory, who died July 2, 1967. Surviving are two sons, Jack of Charleroi and John of Canton, Ohio; two daughters, Grace Morris of Bishop, Calif., and Dorothy Long of Cleveland; and six grandchildren. Surviving also is a sister, Violet Smith of Cumberland, Md. She was a homemaker. Funeral services: Wednesday, Feb. 12, 9 p.m., by the Rev. Leroy Logston. Burial at the convenience of the family in Hyndman Cemetery.
The Bedford County Inquirer, February 21, 1992
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2010

   

SHAFFER, Mary E. Shaffer

Mary E. Shaffer, 72, of Hyndman, died Saturday, July 5, 1997, at her residence. Born June 22, 1925, in Hyndman, she was a daughter of the late Lloyd E. and Tolva (Miller) Shaffer. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Edgar J. Shaffer; three sons, Lawrence E., Stanley V, and Stuart M., all of Hyndman; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Vernon, Ray and Arden Shaffer, all of Hyndman; and three sisters, Irene Dunbar of Edenton, N.C., and Philomene Bonner and Jean McCoy, both of Hyndman. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Winifred Christner. Mrs. Shaffer was a homemaker and member of the Grace United Methodist Church, Hyndman. Funeral services 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, Hyndman, with the Rev. Roger A. Johnson officiating. Burial in the Hyndman Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to Grace United Methodist Church in Hyndman.
The Bedford County Inquirer, July 11, 1997
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2010


 SHAFFER, Miss Mary Grace

WELLERSBURG - Miss Mary Grace Shaffer, 86, of here, died Sunday in Berlin, Pa. A native of Wellersburg, she was born August 23, 1878, a daughter of the late John E. and Emma F. (Hoyman) Shaffer. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Frances Rizer, Pittsburgh. The body is at the Forsaith Funeral Home, 126 Hazelwood Avenue, Hazelwood, Pa., where services will be conducted tomorrow at 1 p. m. Interment will be in the Homewood Cemetery at Pittsburgh.
The Cumberland Evening Times, September 22, 1964
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2010


SHAFFER, Mary "Mame" Suter

Mary "Mame" Shaffer, 90, formerly of Hyndman, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 1992, in Cleveland, Ohio. She was born in Manns Choice on Feb. 8, 1902, daughter of the late Hayes Harclerode and Anna Suter. She was preceded in death by her husband Emory, who died July 2, 1967. Surviving are two sons, Jack of Charleroi and John of Canton, Ohio; two daughters, Grace Morris of Bishop, Calif., and Dorothy Long of Cleveland; and six grandchildren. Surviving also is a sister, Violet Smith of Cumberland, Md. She was a homemaker. Funeral services: Wednesday, Feb. 12, 9 p.m., by the Rev. Leroy Logston. Burial at the convenience of the family in Hyndman Cemetery.
The Bedford County Inquirer, February 21, 1992
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2010

 

SHAFFER, Melvin Edward

Melvin Edward Shaffer, 57, of 541 Furnace Hill Pike, Lititz, died Tuesday evening, November 16, 1971, in the Lancaster General Hospital, after an extended illness. Born in Hyndman in 1914, he was the son of the late Joseph P. Shaffer, who died February 17, 1955, and Mrs. Ethel (Hutzell) Shaffer of Neffsville. Surviving are three sisters and four brothers, Vera (wife of John) Mellott of Lititz RD 3, Verna (wife of William) Grogan of Beaumont, Texas, Leona (wife of Harold) McQueney of Neffsville, William of Ashland, N. J., Orville of Lititz RD 4, Russell of Neffsville, and Raymond of Quarryville RD 3. Three aunts, Mrs. Nina Watson, Mrs. Edith Dawson and Mrs. Elva Shaffer, all of Bedford, also survive. Mr. Shaffer was employed by the Bedford Shoe Company in Lititz. Funeral services: Saturday, November 20, at 11 a.m., from the Zeigler Funeral Home in Hyndman, with the Rev. Willard White officiating. Burial in the Hyndman Cemetery.
The Bedford Inquirer, November 26, 1971
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2010


SHAFFER, Michael

HYNDMAN, Pa., Feb. 13 — Michael Shaffer, 91, one of the oldest residents in this area, died this morning at his home here following a brief Illness. Known throughout the community as "Uncle Mike," he had been active until recent weeks, making a trip to a Grange meeting in Saxton last winter in a school bus. A retired farmer, he was born in Hyndman, June 17, 1855, son of the late Levi and Rachael (Baker) Shaffer. In November, 1874 he married Miss Ann C. Close from which union there were four children: Millard G. and Lloyd Shaffer, Mrs. V. W. Carpenter and Mrs. Unger Mellott, all of Hyndman. His wife died some years ago and in 1934 he married Miss Etta M. Wagner who is still living. Eight step-children also survive. He was a member of the Hyndman Evangelical Church, Hyndman Grange, Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Knights of Pythias. Services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p. m. from the Evangelical Church by the Rev. C. E. Miller, pastor. Interment will be in the Hyndman Cemetery. The body will remain at the Ziegler Funeral Home.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 13, 1947
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2010

 

SHAFFER, Mrs. Mildred Lucille Whitehair

OAKLAND - Mrs. Mildred Lucille Shaffer, 50, wife of Elliott E. Shaffer, 321 Shenandoah Avenue, Mt. Lake Park, died yesterday in West Virginia University Medical Center where she was admitted October 27 after being severely burned at her home. Death was caused by a stroke. A native of Garrett County, she was born on July 12, 1920 and was a daughter of the late Frank and Pearl (Blosser) Whitehair. Besides her husband, she is, survived by a daughter, Donna Lee Shaffer, at home and a sister, Mrs. Lavona Frazee, Friendsville. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Red House. The body is at the John O. Durst Funeral Home where, friends will be held received from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow. The body will be taken to the: church at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday where a service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Vaughn Taylor, pastor, will officiate and interment will be in the Garrett County Memorial Cemetery.
Unidentified Newspaper
(Courtesy of Mary Teets)
Posted November 20, 2010

 


 SHAFFER, Millard Gilbert

Millard Gilbert Shaffer, 82, of Hyndman RD 1, died Jan. 24, 1974, in Memorial Hospital, Cumberland. Born in Hyndman, he was a son of the late Michael and Anne (Close) Shaffer. A retired farmer, he was a charter member of Hyndman Grange 1954. Surviving are his wife, the former Kate Reese; two daughters, Mrs. Martha Cook and Mrs. Lena Arnold, and a son, Wayne Shaffer, all of Hyndman RD 1; nine grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy DeVore, Cumberland RD 1; and Mrs. Datha Burkett, Manns Choice RD 1. Funeral service was held Sunday afternoon in Zeigler Funeral Home, Hyndman, with Rev. James Ryan officiating. Interment in Hyndman Cemetery.
Meyersdale Republican, January 31, 1974
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2010


SHAFFER, Mollie Mae Crone

Mollie Mae Shaffer, 76, of Route 3, Bedford Road, Cumberland, Md., formerly of Hyndman, died Friday, Aug. 16, 1991 at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland. She was born May 1, 1915 at Sleepy Creek, W.Va., a daughter of Samuel S. and Mary S. (Rockwell) Crone. She is survived by her husband, Albert W. Shaffer, to whom she was married for 54 years; a daughter, Irene M., wife of Harold E. Brant, Cumberland; a grandson Scott and a great-granddaughter Jessica. Also surviving are three brothers: Earl Crone Sr., Sleepy Creek; John Crone, Cumberland; and George Crone, Fort Ashby, W.Va.; and two sisters: Betty Lee Whalley, Cumberland, and Alice Friend, LaVale, Md. Mrs. Shaffer had been previously employed as a beautician and as a seamstress. She was a member of Zion United Methodist Church, Cumberland, and a former member of Grace United Methodist Church, Hyndman. Funeral services: 11 a.m. Monday at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, Hyndman, the Rev. Louis E. Haus officiating. Burial in Hyndman Cemetery.
The Bedford County Inquirer, August 23, 1991
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2010

 

SHAFFER, Mrs. Nellie Eilene Willison

Mrs. Nellie Eilene Shaffer, prominent Hyndman resident, died Tuesday, September 20, 1955, at her home. She was born April 30, 1902, at Layton, Pa., a daughter of Jesse and Masilda (Tharp) Willison. Mrs. Shaffer is survived by her husband, Ronald, and these children: Glenn of Hagerstown; Ray, of Mt. Savage; Mrs. Jeanne Lohr, of Buffalo Mills; Mrs. Mary Jane Elder, of Mercersburg; Donald, of Fort Worth, Tex.; S. Sgt James of Ft. Devens, Mass.; Mrs. Jo Ann Gaumer, of Hyndman; and Irene and Wendell, both at home. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Meredith Gaumer of Hyndman Rt. 1 and Mrs. Caroline Lease of Ellerslie Road; four brothers, Ivan, Carl, John and Robert Willison, all of Hyndman, and 13 grandchildren. She was a member of the Hyndman Methodist Church, the Ladies Auxiliary of the Hyndman Volunteer Fire Company and was their treasurer at the time of her death. She was also a member of the board of directors of the Hyndman Community Center and president of the Annie Horner Bible Class of the Methodist Church. Funeral Services: Friday, 2 p.m., in the Hyndman Methodist Church, the Rev. William Richards, pastor of the church, officiating. Interment in the Hyndman Cemetery. Friends are being received at the residence.
The Bedford Gazette, September 21, 1955
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
 Posted July 27, 2011

 

SHAFFER, Nellie Mae Bruck

Nellie Mae Shaffer, 80, of Second Avenue, Hyndman, died Saturday, July 16, 1988, at Cumberland Memorial Hospital. She was born January 22, 1908 in Londonderry Township, a daughter of the late Charles and Lucinda (Minnick) Bruck. She was preceded in death by her husband Claude B. Shaffer who died October 14, 1966, by one son, Robert Shaffer, and one brother, William Bruck. Surviving are seven sons: Earl B. Shaffer, of R.D. 1, Hyndman; Steve C., Claude H. (Jitter); John, Douglas (Butch), Paul R. (Dick), and Glenn E. (Pug) Shaffer, all of Hyndman; and five daughters: Mrs. Mona L. (Peggy) Atwood, Mrs. Wanda Bistline and Mrs. Joyce Pensyl, all of Hyndman; Mrs. Betty Ours, of Chicago, Illinois; and Mrs. Martha Johnston, of Dunn, North Carolina. Twenty-two grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren also survive along with two brothers, Henry Bruck, of Hyndman; and Clarence Bruck, of Painesville, Ohio; and four sisters: Mrs. Ida Kreigline and Mrs. Maude Temke, both of Hyndman; Mrs. Florence Diehl, of North Versailles, Pa.; and Mrs. Dorothy Diehl, of North Huntington, Pa. Mrs. Shaffer was a member of the Hyndman First United Methodist Church where she also belonged to the Annie Horner Bible Class and the Hyndman United Methodist Women, and was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Hyndman Volunteer Fire Company. Funeral services: Wednesday, July 20 at 10 a.m. in the Hyndman United Methodist Church, with Rev. Joseph R. Stains officiating. Burial in Hyndman Cemetery. Friends will be received at Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home in Hyndman on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m., and on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Memorials may be donated to the Hyndman First United Methodist Church.
The Bedford Gazette, July 18, 1988
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2010

 

 

SHAFFER, Nevin Craig

Nevin Craig Shaffer, 46, of Ranson, W. Va., died suddenly Monday in Charles Town, W. Va. Born in Wellersburg, Pa., November 10, 1915, he was a son of Margaret (Dunn) Shaffer and the late Nevin Emory Shaffer. He was a distributor for the Queen City Brewery and a member of the Moose, Eagles, and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was also a member of the Lutheran Church. Besides his mother, he is also survived by his widow, Pearl R. Shaffer; two daughters, Mrs. Jane Grim, Ellerslie, and Dawn Shaffer, at home; two sons, Charles Shaffer, Cumberland, and Nevin E. Shaffer, at home; two step children, Earlene and Sandra Rutherford, both at home; a sister, Mrs. Dorothy Newhouse, Cumberland; two brothers, Paul Shaffer, Wellersburg, and Glenn Shaffer, Reading, Pa., and seven grandchildren. The body will be at the Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town, until Thursday when it will be taken to St. Thomas Lutheran Church for a service at 2:30 p. m. Rev. Richard E. Neal will officiate and interment will be in Edge Hill Cemetery, Charles Town.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 11, 1962
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 21, 2010


 
SHAFFER, Nevin Emory

Wellersburg, Pa., June 4 - Services for Nevin Emory Shaffer, 68, who was found dead in bed Saturday night by a neighbor, will be conducted tomorrow at 11 a.m. in the Lutheran Reformed church, Wellersburg, by the Rev. G. R. Winters. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Shaffer lived alone and was last seen Friday night. C. S. Beck, Rockwood, Pa., deputy coroner of Somerset county, who investigated, said Mr. Shaffer died as a result of a heart attack. He had apparently been in good health. A native and life-long resident of Wellersburg, he was a son of the late Elias and Elnora (Knepper) Shaffer. Mr. Shaffer was a member of Lutheran Reformed church. Besides his widow, Mrs. Margaret Ann (Dunn) Shaffer, Somerset, Pa., he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Lewis Neubiser, Wellersburg; four sons, Glen, with the Army in Germany; John with the Army in France; Paul, Wellersburg; and Nevin, Charles Town, W. Va.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 4, 1945
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 21, 2010


SHAFFER, Noble F.

HYNDMAN, Pa. — Noble F. Shaffer, 71, Hyndman, died Monday in Bedford Memorial Hospital, Bedford. A retired B & O worker, he formerly operated the pumping station at Hyndman. He was a native of Hyndman and a son of the late Charles and Evaline Welch Shaffer. Surviving are his wife, the former Jane Smith, and the following children: Mrs. Florabelle Tishnery, Cleveland, Ohio; Mrs. Esther Wilhelm, Cumberland; and Mrs. Katherine Snyder, Mrs. Minnie Mae Focks, Augustus Shaffer, Miss Nora Elizabeth Shaffer, and Miss Phyllis Louise Shaffer, all of Cleveland. Three brothers, Charles, Cumberland; Oscar, Corriganville, and Ralph, Hyndman; and two sisters, Mrs. Florence Miller, Hyndman, and Mrs. Hulda Leydig, Fairhope, Pa., also survive. A funeral service will be held Friday at 2 p. m. in the Zeigler Funeral Home here. Rev. Charles Evans will officiate and burial will be in Hyndman Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 12, 1958
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 21, 2010


 
SHAFFER, Orville G.

Orville G. Shaffer, 86, of Seimon Lakeview Manor, formerly of Somerset Towers, died April 17, 1989 at Somerset Hospital. Born Dec. 7, 1903 in Hyndman, son of the late Harvey F. and Mary (Bowser) Shaffer. Preceded in death by parents; sister, Pearl Foust; and brothers: Hubert, Walter and Raymond. Survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Member of the Somerset Chapter of AARP. Friends will be received from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Robert H. Halverson Funeral Home, where service will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m., the Rev. Glenn E. Sadler officiating. Interment, St. John's Cemetery.
Somerset Daily American, April 18, 1989
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 21, 2010


SHAFFER, Paul DeSales

Paul DeSales Shaffer, 32 years old, coal weigher, died early yesterday morning at his home in Wellersburg, Pa., after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Florence Shaffer; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. Percy Shaffer; a brother, Charles Victor Shaffer, and two sisters, Mrs. Harry I. Cassen of Wellersburg, and Mrs. Frederick Jennewine, of Morgantown, W. Va. Funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon from his late home, Rev. Emery Stockslager, pastor of St. Stephen's Lutheran church, officiating, Burial will be in the German Lutheran Cemetery at Wellersburg. Mr. Shaffer was a member of Mt. Savage lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.
The Cumberland Evening Times, August 8, 1927
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 21, 2010


SHAFFER, Paul H.

Paul H. Shaffer, 61, of Wellersburg, died yesterday at his home of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound. Someret County Corner Robert Halverson investigated the incident. Born January 19, 1910, he was son of the late Nevin and Margaret (Dunn) Shaffer. Mr. Shaffer was an employe of the Cumberland Cement and Supply Company. Surviving are his widow, Beulah (Kennell) Shaffer, and brother, Glenn Shaffer, Reading. The body is at the Zeigler Funeral Home in Hyndman where friends will be received.
Cumberland News, February 17, 1971
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 21, 2010

SHAFFER, Paul Henry
 
Paul Henry Shaffer, 65, of Locust Grove, died Saturday in Sacred Heart Hospital. Born in Cumberland, he was a son of the late Henry and Annie (Werner) Shaffer. He was a retired self-employed painter and was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Cumberland Aerie 245 FOE, and Painters, Decorators Paper Hangers Local No. 947. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Angela (Jenkins) Shaffer, three sons, John F. Shaffer and Paul E. Shaffer, both of Cumberland, and Richard J. Shaffer, with the U.S. Navy at Norfolk; three daughters, Mrs. Robert F. Daugherty, Mrs. Patrick J. Pendergast and Mrs. Raymond F. Lancaster, all of Cumberland; a sister, Mrs. Marie Ansel, Cumberland and 11 grandchildren. The body is at the Stein Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A requiem mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 9 p.m. in St. Patrick’s Church and interment will be in Restlawn Gardens.
The Cumberland News, Monday, March 16, 1964
(Courtesy of Barry R. Thoerig)
Posted January 26, 2013


 
SHAFFER, Ralph Emory

HYNDMAN — Ralph Emory Shaffer, 83, of RD 1, Hyndman died yesterday at the Smith Rest Home, Manns Choice. Born in Bedford Valley, he was a son of the late Charles and Evaline (Welch) Shaffer and was the husband of the late Harriett E. (Smith) Shaffer. Surviving are two sons, Charles and Raymond Shaffer, both of Hyndman; two daughters, Miss Hariett Shaffer and Mrs. Evelyn Taylor, both of Cresaptown; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. The body is at the Zeigler Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted there Friday at 2 p.m. by Rev. Leroy Logsdon. Burial will be in Hyndman Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 15, 1969
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 21, 2010

 

 

SHAFFER, Raymond E.

Pvt. Raymond E. Shaffer, 22, who was killed in North Italy during World War II, will arrive here today and be taken to the home of his parents, Noble and Jane (Smith) Shaffer. Pvt. Shaffer entered the service in 1942 and received training in Oklahoma, Indiana and Texas. He served with an anti-tank company in the 349th Infantry. Besides his parents, Pvt. Shaffer is survived by a brother, Gussie Shaffer, at home, and six sisters, Mrs. Flora Belle Nickpeachberry (sic) and Mrs. Katie Snyder, both of Cleveland; Mrs. Esther Wilhelm, Hyndman, and Miss Bella Shaffer and Miss Minnie Shaffer, both at home. A service will be held at 2 p. m. tomorrow at the home with Rev. Charles Evans officiating. Military honors at the grave in Hyndman Cemetery will be in charge of Oscar Jordan Post 7375, Veterans of Foreign Wars.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 15, 1948
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

Posted August 21, 2010

 

 


SHAFFER, Raymond G.

Raymond G. Shaffer, 71, of Hyndman RD 1, died Wednesday, May 3, 1989, in Cumberland Memorial Hospital. He was born March 16, 1918, in Athens, N.Y., a son of the late Ralph E. and Harriet E. (Smith) Shaffer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Iola E. (Close) Shaffer, who died Dec. 17, 1956. He is survived by two sons, Woodrow M. Shaffer of Martinsburg, W.Va., and Kenneth. E. Shaffer of Meyersdale; a step-son, Richard L. Close of Hyndman; and three daughters, Mrs. Joyce A. Haller of Cumberland, Md.; Mrs. Darlene N. Lowery and Miss Elaine L. Shaffer, both of Hyndman RD 1; 23 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are one brother, Charles J. Shaffer of Hyndman RD 1, and two sisters, Miss Harriet C. Shaffer and Mrs. Evelyn M. Taylor, both of Cresaptown, Md. Mr. Shaffer was a retired B&O Railroad employee who had worked in the blacksmith shop in the Cumberland roundhouse. He attended Fairhope Community Church. Funeral services: Saturday, May 6, at 11 a.m. in the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, Hyndman, with Rev. Daniel Leister and Rev. Gary Caber officiating. Burial in Hyndman Cemetery. Friends will be received at the funeral home Thursday 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
The Bedford Gazette, May 4, 1989
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 21, 2010


 
SHAFFER, Raymond Leroy

Raymond Leroy Shaffer, 75, of Hyndman, died at his residence, Sunday, August 17, 1975. He was born in Hyndman, June 24, 1900, a son of Harvey F. Shaffer and Mary A. (Bowser) Shaffer. He was married to Ida Laverne (Kinzey) Shaffer who died Saturday, August 16, 1975. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Maxine Curry, of Potomac Park, Cumberland, Maryland; and Mrs. Marilyn Carros, of Forest Park, Wilmington, Delaware; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Three brothers, Walter J. Shaffer, of Cumberland; Orville G. Shaffer, of Somerset; and Hubert F. Shaffer, of Warren, Ohio; also survive. Mr. Shaffer was a member of the Cooks Mills United Methodist Church and of the Hyndman Grange. Double funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 19, at 2 p.m. at the Zeigler Funeral Home in Hyndman, with Rev. John S. Park, officiating. Burial in the Schellsburg Cemetery. Friends will be received in the funeral home today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9.
The Bedford Gazette, August 18, 1975
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 21, 2010


 
SHAFFER, Richard Earl

Richard Earl "Dick" Shaffer, 79, of Winchester Road, Cumberland, Md., formerly of Hyndman, died Tuesday, May 27, 2003, at Pennknoll Village Nursing Home, Bedford. Born on July 25, 1923, in Knox, he was a son of the late Roy and Ruth G. (Wassum) Shaffer. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Vietta M. (Taylor) Shaffer, in 1975, after 31 years of marriage; brothers: Paul Shaffer and Roy Shaffer; and sisters Phyllis McWilliams and Ethel Shaffer. Surviving are Barbara (Malsberry) Ahlburn Shaffer, whom he married April 17, 1976; children: Julie Freeland and husband Bob, N. Canton, Ohio, and Richard "Rick" Shaffer and wife Lura (Lotz), Bedford; stepchildren: Barbara Cadwallader and husband Bob, Surfside, SC; Christine Ahlburn, Salisbury, Md.; and Lane Ahlburn and wife Kathy (Shroyer), Ellerslie, Md. He is also survived by brother Robert "Bob" Shaffer and wife Nellie (Gaumer), Ellerslie, Md.; sister Dorothy Devore Blank and husband Edgar, Hyndman; grandchildren: Amy (Freeland) Kennaugh and husband Eric; Lori (Freeland) Vickers and husband Tim; Leigh Shaffer; Aaron Ahlburn; Andrea Ahlburn; and Toni Huffman; great-grandchildren: Alexia Taylor Price and Mikayla and Jocelyn Kennaugh; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Shaffer was an insurance salesman whose office was in Hyndman for many years. He was an agent for Prudential Insurance Company for 25 years before becoming an independent sales representative. He devoted ten years of service to the Pennsylvania Senate where he worked for former Commonwealth Senator Stroup. He was a longtime member of the Bedford and later Hyndman School Boards, and he considered it his privilege to have presented high school diplomas to his daughter in 1964 and his son in 1967. He had served on the Hyndman Borough Water Authority and spent innumerable hours on the early 1970s sewer project there. During this period, he faithfully performed his responsibilities by accepting phone calls at odd hours of the night from citizens concerned about the impact of the project on the community. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a member of the First United Church of Christ, Hyndman. He was a member and past Master of the Hyndman F&AM Lodge #589. He was also a past Deputy District Grand Master. Funeral services will be conducted at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, 169 Clarence Street, Hyndman on Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Steven L. Craft officiating. The Rev. Leroy Logsdon and Robert Shaffer will assist. Interment will be in Hyndman Cemetery, Hyndman. Friends will be received at the funeral home on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Masonic service will be presented at the funeral home by Hyndman Lodge #589 on Thursday at 8:30 p.m. The family request that donations in memory of Mr. Shaffer be made to the Hyndman F&AM Lodge, % Randy Hillegass, 3787 Allegheny Road, Manns Choice, Pa. 15550.
The Bedford Gazette, May 28, 2003
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 21, 2010

 

SHAFFER, Robert G.

Robert G. Shaffer, 46, of Hyndman, died Wednesday, September 28, 1983, at West Penn Burn Center, Pittsburgh. He was born in Hyndman, July 3, 1937, a son of the late Howard R. and Sue A. (Mearkel) Shaffer. Surviving are two sons, Robert G. Shaffer Jr., Todd A. Shaffer, Tammy J. Shaffer, all of Hyndman; and three grandchildren. Also surviving are a brother, Howard R. Shaffer Jr., of Hyndman; and five sisters, Virginia Snyder and Charlotte Lehr, both of Hyndman; Mrs. Willard Auvil, of Cumberland, Md.; Maxine Keel, of Buffalo Mills; and Jean Whitaker, of Ridgeley, West Va. Mr. Shaffer was an electrician for Kelly-Springfield Tire Company, member of VFW Oscar Jordan Post S7375, and Kennells Mills Sportsmen's Club. Funeral services: Saturday, October 1, at 2 p.m. at Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home in Hyndman, with Rev. David W. Long officiating. Burial in Hyndman Cemetery. Friends will be received at the funeral home on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 8 p.m.
The Bedford Gazette, September 30, 1983
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 21, 2010


SHAFFER, Robert H.

Sgt. Robert H. Shaffer, 26, Maryland Avenue, was killed March 6, in Belgium. Sgt. Shaffer was the husband of Mrs. Ann Moore Shaffer, 802 Maryland Avenue, and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Scott D. Shaffer, 420 East Oldtown Road. A native of Pittsburgh, Pa., Sgt. Shaffer graduated from Penn Avenue High School in 1936, and prior to going in the armed forces in April, 1944, was employed by the Hoffman Ice Cream Company as a salesman. Sgt. Shaffer sailed for overseas duty last October. He was the father of two children, Richard Scott and Jo Ann Shaffer. Other survivors include two brothers, George Shaffer, this city, and Charles Shaffer, Pittsburgh; and one sister, Miss Esther Shaffer, also of Pittsburgh.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 21, 1945
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 21, 2010

 

SHAFFER, Ronald D.

Ronald D. Shaffer, 37, Hyndman RD 1, died in Cumberland Memorial Hospital early Sunday morning, March 23, 1969 where he had been a patient for one month. He was born June 13, 1931, in Hyndman a son of William and the late Pearl (Holler) Shaffer. In addition to his father, he is survived by his wife Donna Lou (Stahlman) Shaffer and three children, Ronald D. Shaffer, Jr., Katherine Lynn Shaffer, and Julie Michelle Shaffer, all at home. Two brothers William H. Shaffer, Huntingdon, and Guy B. Shaffer, Hyndman; two sisters, Mrs. Helen Harbert and Mrs. Martha Emerick, both of Hyndman, also survive. He was an employee of the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company in Cumberland, a member of the United Methodist Church, Ellerslie, a veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Oscar Jordan Post VFW of Hyndman. Funeral services: Wednesday, March 26 at 2 p.m. in Zeigler Funeral Home, Hyndman, with Rev. Howard Smith, his pastor, officiating. Burial in Cook's Mills Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home today and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. VFW will hold memorial services Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home.
The Bedford Gazette, March 24, 1969
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 21, 2010

 


SHAFFER, Roy

Roy Shaffer, 91, of Hyndman, died December 4, 1983 in Penn Knoll Village, Bedford. Born in Hyndman on March 4, 1892, he was a son of the late William Espy Shaffer and Ida Belle (Rush) Shaffer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth G. (Wassum) Shaffer on Aug. 10, 1944. A lifelong resident of Hyndman, he was a retired carpenter with the B & O Railroad and member of Grace United Methodist Church. Surviving are three sons, Roy Carl Shaffer, Pittsburgh; Richard Earl Shaffer and Robert G. Shaffer, both of Hyndman RD 1; two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Devore, Hyndman; and Mrs. Phyllis Jane McWilliams, Jay, OK; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Friends were received in the Harvey A. Zeigler Funeral Home where services were conducted with the Rev. Loyal Kelso officiatng. Interment was in Hyndman Cemetery.
The Republic, December 8, 1983
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 21, 2010

SHAFFER, Richard Lee

Richard Lee Shaffer, 81, of Wallingford, died July 24, 2011. He was the husband of Anita Malone Shaffer. Mr. Shaffer was born in Connellsville, PA, October 8, 1929, son of the late Harol Lee Shaffer and Anna Thompson Shaffer. He was predeceased by brothers James H. Shaffer and Robert T. Shaffer. He was raised on the family's dairy farm in Connellsville and graduated from Dunbar Township High School in 1948. Mr. Shaffer served as a private n the Korean Conflict from Sept.  1952 until April 1953 with the Second Chemical Mortar Battalion as a field wireman an was awarded a Letter of Meritorious Service. He was called back into service during the Cuban Missill Crisis during 1961 - 1962 where he attained the rank of sergeant and was awarded a Letter of Commendation. Mr. Shaffer worked on the family dairy farm and then for Bethlehem Steel Co. in Indiana as a ladle operator, retiring after 26 years in 1996. He married Alberta J. Crawford in 960 who died in 999. He moved to Connecticut in 1999, married Anita Malone in 2000 and they lived in Branford. They movefd to Ashlar Village in 2006. Lee was a member of the Branford Walkers, attended the First Presbyterian Church of New Haven, a member of the American Legion and the Veteran's[sic] of Foreign Wars. Besides his wife, he is survived by a step-daughter Juanita L. Shaffer and a grandson, Jason T. Childers. Funeral services will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 704 Whitney Ave., New Haven, Wednesday morning at 11:00. Friends may call at the Hawley Lincoln Memorial, 493 Whitney Ave., New Haven, today from 6:00-7:30pm. Interment will be in Greenridge Memorial Cemetery, Connellsvill[sic] PA. Gifts in his memory may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 704 Whitney Ave, New Haven, 06511, the Masonic Charity Foundation, P. O. ox 70, Wallinford, CT 06492 or to the Veteran's[sic] Wars, 406 West 34th St., Kansas City, MO 64111
d.o.d. July 24, 2011; no source noted
FindAGrave Memorial #135845343
(Courtesy of Gene Brierly/transcribed by Genie)
Posted May 26, 2017

SHAFFER, Mrs. Ruth E. Raley
 
Ruth E. Shaffer, 93, of Somerset, passed on January 15, 2011 at Siemon’s Lakeview Manor Estate. Born December 28, 1917 in Hyndman, she is the daughter of the late Rev. Charles Raley and Sarah (Baughman) Raley. She is also preceded in death by her husband Edward M. Shaffer in 1970; daughter Evelyn May; son Paul W. Shaffer; sisters Irene Davis and Corabelle Shaffer; and brothers Chester, Charles “Midge”, Victor, Freeman, Claude, and Paul Raley. Ruth is survived by her children Richard “Dick” Shaffer and wife Lynn of Meyersdale, Sally Svonavec and husband Jim of Somerset, Robert Shaffer of Somerset, Ruth Ann Sarver and husband Edward of New Baltimore, Charles “Chuck” Shaffer and wife Magdalena of Rockwood, Deborah Wolf and husband James of Bedford, and Gary Shaffer and wife Donna of Somerset; 24 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; 3 great-greatgrandchildren; brother Robert Raley of Sipesville; sisters Evelyn Rudolchick of Somerset and Shirley Shaffer of Hyndman; and long-time friend and companion John Wolf of Somerset. Ruth was the long-time lead singer in the Raley Family and Raley Sisters singing groups. She loved raising her children and grandchildren, especially cooking for family get-togethers and over the holidays. She was a member of the Milford United Methodist Church. Friends will be received from 6-8 pm Monday and 2-4 and 6-8 pm Tuesday at Miller Funeral Home, Somerset. A service will be held at 11 am Wednesday at Milford United Methodist Church, pastor John Phipps officiating. Interment at Husband Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Home Health Hospice or Milford United Methodist Church at 368 Bando Road, Somerset, PA 15501. 
Miller Funeral Home obituary, posted January 16, 2011
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 21, 2015

 

SHAFFER, Sandra Lee

Sandra Lee Shaffer, 63, Oakland, died Sunday, Aug. 16, 2009, at the MacMurray Group Home, Oakland. Born Aug. 16, 1946, in Freeport, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Ray and Geraldine (Hardesty) Shaffer. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Bernice Ferguson and Mereda Johnson; and one infant brother. She was employed by the Appalachian Crossroads, where she worked in the kitchen and the mail room. Sandra is the last surviving member of her immediate family. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday at Newman Funeral Home, Oakland, where a service will be conducted on Saturday, Aug. 22, at 3 p.m., with Pastor Walter Rupp officiating.
Interment will be in Stemple Ridge Cemetery, Aurora, W.Va. Condolences may be sent to the family at
www.newmanfuneralhomes.com.
The Republican; Oakland, Garrett Co, MD; Aug 20, 2009
(Courtesy of Mary Teets)
Posted June 13, 2010

 

 

SHAFFER, Simon P.

Boswell, Pa., Dec. 26 - Funeral services for Simon P. Shaffer, 83, well-known retired mail carrier who died Tuesday morning at his home in Boswell, will be conducted at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon in the Jenners Crossroads United Brethren Church. Rev. Mr. Bennett of Berlin will be in charge of the services. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Shaffer was born in Friedens March 4, 1852, a son of Aaron and Margaret (Bender) Shaffer, both deceased. Mr. Shaffer and Elizabeth Fryburg were united in marriage 48 years ago in Cumberland, Md. His wife preceded him in death. Surviving are the following children: Beulah, wife of H. E. Stanton of Franklin; Mariel, wife of Cletus Thomas, and Gladys, wife of Howard O'Baker of Boswell, and Ruth Vincent of Jerome. He was a brother of Samuel Shaffer of Springfield, O. and Mrs. Ellen Tininger of Kantner.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 26, 1935
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 21, 2010

 

 

SHAFFER, Stella Moore

Stella (Moore) Shaffer, of Lewes, Del., formerly of Hyndman, died Aug. 6, 1981 in the Wilmington, Del. hospital following a brief illness. She was born in Hyndman, and was the daughter of Paul Moore Sr., Hyndman RD 1; and the late Pearl (Johnson) Moore. Surviving besides her father are her husband, Harold Shaffer; a daughter, Mrs. Barry Miller, Lewes, Del.; a son, Glen Shaffer, Lewes, Del.; three sisters, Mrs. Lottie Burley, Baltimore, Md.; Mrs. Helen Emerick, Lewes, Del.; and Mrs. Evelyn Robertson, Frederick, Md.; and five brothers, Elmer Moore, Seaford, Del.; Lloyd Moore, Millsboro, Del.; Paul Moore Jr., Hyndman; Earl Moore, Hyndman RD 1; and Orville Moore, Cumberland RD 5, Md. A service and interment was conducted in Lewes, Del.
The Republic, August 13, 1981
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2010

 

SHAFFER, Mrs. Stella Pearl Bradigan

HYNDMAN — Mrs. Stella Pearl Shaffer, 84, died yesterday in Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, where she was admitted 11 days ago. Born in Hyndman, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Sara (Evans) Bradigan. She was preceded in death by her husband, Milton W. Shaffer. Surviving are three sons, Walter H. Shaffer, Cumberland, James David Shaffer and Homer C. Shaffer, both of Hyndman; a daughter, Mrs. Mildred Ringer, Hyndman; a brother, Walter Bradigan, Corriganville; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. The body is at the Zeigler Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p. m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m. A service will be conducted there Friday at 2 p. m. by Rev. H. B. Rittenhouse. Interment will be in Hyndman Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, September 11, 1968
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 7, 2010

 

SHAFFER, Susie Hendrickson

Susie Shaffer died at her home at Hyndman on Monday, February 7, 1944. She was born in Cumberland Valley on January 14, 1866, the daughter of Samuel Hendrickson. She was married to Enoch Shaffer, deceased. She is survived by one son, Earl Shaffer, of Hyndman, and three daughters: Mrs. Guy Kennell and Alverda Shaffer of Hyndman, and Mrs. Harry Delbrook of Mt. Savage, Md.; also one sister, Mrs. Allie France of Cumberland. She was a member of the Hyndman Methodist Church. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at her late residence by Rev. Owens, with interment in the Porter Cemetery. 
Friday, February 11, 1944,The Bedford Gazette, Bedford, Pennsylvania
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso
)

 
SHAFFER, Mrs. Susan Mary Miller

Mrs. Susan Mary Shaffer, 84, Corriganville, died yesterday at Memorial Hospital. Born in Somerset County, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Tobias and Lydia Miller, and the widow of Thomas 0. Shaffer. She was a member of Hyndman EUB Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Florence Deremer, Hyattsville; a brother, Robert Miller, Pittsburgh; two sisters, Mrs. Ida Hartline, Rockwood, Pa.; and Mrs. Sadie Witt, Somerset; two grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The body is at the Zieglas Funeral Home. Services Sunday; burial Hyndman cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, September 16, 1966
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 25, 2009


SHAFFER, Terry L.

Terry L. Shaffer, 37, of Acosta, died May 30, 1987, in Memorial Hospital, Johnstown. Born April 11, 1950, in Somerset, the son of Merle K. and Ann (Omerzo) Shaffer. Survived by his parents; one sister, Shirley, wife of William Cober, Somerset RD 5; and one brother, Merle K. Jr., married to former Patsy DelSignore, Acosta; three nieces and two nephews. Was a member of St. John's Catholic Church, Acosta. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today, in Robert H. Halverson Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday 10 a.m. in St. John's Church, Acosta, the Rev. Benjamin Dykas officiating. Interment, Husband Cemetery. Rosary will be conducted 7:30 p.m. Monday in the funeral home.
Somerset Daily American, June 1, 1987
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 21, 2010


SHAFFER, Mrs. Theodora S. Clark

Mrs. Theodora S. Shaffer, 61, wife of Elzie A. Shaffer, 515 Fayette Street, died yesterday afternoon in Allegany Hospital after an illness of seven weeks. She had undergone two operations. Mrs. Shaffer was a daughter of the late Edward A. and Emma (Rossworm) Clark. She belonged to SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, the Christian Mothers and the LaSalle Mothers Club. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Luther M. Huff, Grantsville, and Dorothy Shaffer, at home; five sons, Edward H. and Paul Raymond Shaffer, this city, and Francis A. and Thomas P. Shaffer, at home; three brothers, George E. Clark, Frostburg: Edward B. Clark, this city, and M. Raymond Clark, Detroit, and two sisters, Miss Mazie A. Clark and Mrs. Joseph Reissig, this city. The body is at the George Funeral Home, where the Christian Mothers will recite the rosary tomorrow at 7:30 p.m.
The Cumberland Evening Times, August 5, 1948
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


SHAFFER, Thomas Oscar

Thomas Oscar (T. O.) Shaffer, 82, Cumberland, RD 1, died Thurs., Nov. 8, 1962, at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland. Born in Hyndman September 15, 1880, he was a son of Charles and Evaline (Welch) Shaffer. A retired B & O Railroad Engineer, he was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engineers, Cumberland LOOM and Hyndman EUB Church. Surviving are his wife, Susan (Miller) Shaffer; two step-children, Clyde Miller, Cumberland, RD 1, and Mrs. Florence Deremer, Hyattsville; two brothers, Charles Shaffer, Cumberland, and Ralph Shaffer, Hyndman; a sister, Mrs. Hulda Leydig, Hyndman, and two grandchildren. The body is at the Zeigler Funeral Home where a service will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. Rev. Charles Raley will officiate and interment will be in Hyndman Cemetery. Friends will be received at the funeral home from 2 until 4 p.m. and 7 until 9 p.m. Saturday.
The Bedford Gazette, November 10, 1962
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 21, 2010

 


SHAFFER, Mrs. Vietta M. Taylor

Mrs. Vietta M. Shaffer, 56, of Hyndman, died in Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, early Sunday, June 15, 1975. She was born September 11, 1918, at Myersdale, a daughter of the late Frank H. Taylor and Margaret (Shultz) Taylor. She is survived by her husband, Richard E. Shaffer, a son, Richad T. Shaffer, of Hyndman; a daughter, Julie, wife of Robert Freeland, of Klosterman Avenue, LaVale; and one granddaughter. Mrs. Shaffer was a member of the Hyndman United Methodist Church, and Bedford Springs Chapter No. 41, Order of Eastern Star. Funeral services: Tuesday, June 17, at 11 a.m. in the Zeigler Funeral Home, Hyndman, with Rev. Leroy Logsdon, officiating. Burial in the Hyndman Cemetery. Friends will be received in the funeral home today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9.
The Bedford Gazette, June 16, 1975
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 7, 2010


SHAFFER, W. S.

CUMBERLAND -  W. S. Shaffer died on Saturday night, aged 32 years. His death was directly caused by a paralytic stroke sustained two weeks ago. He is survived by his widow, his father, W. E. Shaffer, Hyndman, Pa; two brothers, Roy and Emory Shaffer, Hyndman and three sisters, Mrs. Alice Logsdon, Hyndman; Mrs. Kirk Kerns, Uniontown, Pa. and Mrs. Chas Deal, Ellerslie, Md.
Keyser Tribune, November 12, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 7, 2010

SHAFFER, W. Scott

HYNDMAN, Pa. - W.
Scott Shaffer, 87, died Saturday at Penn Wood Guest Home, Bedford. A native of Hyndman, he was a son of the late Samuel and Emma (Mullin) Shaffer. His wife, Clara (Miller) Shaffer, died in 1941. Mr. Shaffer was an engineer for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad before retiring. He was a member of the Hyndman EUB Church, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engineers and also served as director of the Hyndman Cemetery Association. Surviving are three sons, Edward Shaffer, Leroy
Shaffer and Albert Shaffer, all of Hyndman; two daughters, Mrs. Cleo Kennedy, Hyndman, and Mrs. Dwight Diehl, of RD l, Buffalo Mills, Pa.; a sister, Mrs. Daisy Arnold, Hyndman; 15 grandchildren and 34
great-grandchildren. Services were conducted this afternoon and burial was in the Hyndman Cemetery. Pallbearers were John Shroyer, Walter Logsdon, Roy Manges, James Thomas, Clifton Beals and Fuller Hartley.

The Cumberland Evening Times, April 5, 1965
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 21, 2010


 SHAFFER, Walter A.

Walter A. Shaffer, 76, Meyersdale RD 4, died Nov. 29, 1984, in Cumberland, Md. Born Dec. 27, 1907, in Monterey, Va., son of late Nathan and Nora (Slayton) Shaffer. Survived by wife, former Hulda Jane Wilt; six sons; four daughters; one brother; one sister; 26 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Friends will be received from 4-9 p.m. Friday and from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday at Price Funeral Home, Meyersdale, where service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, the Rev. Bobby Phillips and Rev. William Davis officiating. Interment, Union Cemetery.
Daily American, November 30, 1984, Somerset, Pennsylvania
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 21, 2010

 

 

SHAFFER, Walter A.

Walter Albert Shaffer, 83, Eglon, W.Va., died March 4, 1990, at Garrett County Memorial Hospital. Born March 3, 1907 at Horse Shoe Run, W.Va., he was a son of the late Duncan and Ola Calcamp Shaffer. Mr. Shaffer was never married. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Ruth V. Parks, Eglon. He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. Mr. Shaffer was a retired woodsman and a veteran of World War II. Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Bethel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Rogers Fike officiating. Interment followed in the Texas Cemetery. Hinkle Funeral Home, Davis, W. V a., was in charge of arrangements.
Unidentified Newspaper, about March 4, 1990
(Courtesy of Mary Teets)
Posted November 20, 2010
 

 

 

 

SHAFFER, Walter C.

Walter C. Shaffer, 69, Bedford RD 4, died at home Wednesday, February 7, 1968. He was born in Friend's Cove, November 8, 1897, a son of William F. and Annie (Diehl) Shaffer. He is survived by his wife, Mae (Shoemaker) Shaffer, two children, John W. Shaffer of Meadowbrook Terrace and Annabelle, wife of John Wakefield, of Friends Cove. Also surviving is one sister, Fern, wife of C. Roy Diehl of Friends Cove, and five grandchildren. He was a member of the United Church of Christ in Friends Cove, Charlesville Grange, Bedford Masonic Blue Lodge and Harrisburg Consistory. Funeral services: 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon in the United Church of Christ with the Rev. Anna Daugherty officiating. Burial in church cemetery. The body will be removed to the church at 1 p.m. Saturday for viewing until time of services. Friends will be received at the Louis Geisel Funeral Chapel 7 to 9 Thursday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.
The Bedford Gazette, February 8, 1968
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 21, 2010

 

 


SHAFFER, Walter D. 

Walter D. Shaffer, 66, of Aurora, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, at Preston Memorial Hospital, Kingwood. He was born Nov. 22, 1934, in Brookside, son of the late Harold and Annie E. O'Haver Shaffer. He was a member of Brookside Church of the Brethren. In 1987, he retired as a surface mine inspector with the West Virginia Department of Energy. He was a past chief, hon¬orary and charter member of Auro¬ra Volunteer Fire Department He was a member of Proctor Kildow Post No. 71, American Legion, Oakland for 38 years; Play N Country; Rowles¬burg Lodge No. 165; A.F. & A.M.; and Copestone Chapter No. 165, RAM. He is survived by his wife, Kathryn "Kate" Arbogast Shaffer; a daughter and spouse, Kathy A. Edwards-Wise and Charles "Rick" Wise, of Aurora; a son and spouse, John H. and Debra K. Shaffer, of Mimbres, N.M.; three sisters, Ellen C. Easter, Barbara A. Fike and Mickie E. Elliott, all of Aurora; three broth¬ers, Robert F. Shaffer, of Horse Shoe Run, Lonnie H. Shaffer and Bennie G. Shaffer, both of Aurora; and a grand¬son, Andrew D. Shaffer, of Aurora. Friends may call at Stewart Funeral Home, Oakland, Md., from 7-9 p.m. Thursday and from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday, and at Brookside Church of the Brethren from 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, until the 11 a.m. service with the Revs. Bradley Shaffer and Donald Knotts officiating. Burial will be in Aurora Cemetery.
Unidentified Newspaper, about Monday, Jan. 22, 2001
(Courtesy of Mary Teets)
Posted November 20, 2010

 

SHAFFER, Walter H.

Walter H. Shaffer Sr., 75, of Cumberland, Md., formerly of Hyndman, died Sunday, September 28, 1980 in Memorial Hospital in Cumberland. For the past year he had been residing at the Allegany Nursing Home in Cumberland. He was born May 19, 1905 in Hyndman, a son of Milton and Stella (Bradigan) Shaffer. Surviving is his wife, Helen (Grose) Shaffer, of Cumberland; a son, Walter H. Shaffer Jr., of Cumberland; and two daughters, Mrs. Gloria Kuhn, of Frostburg, Md.; and Mrs. Marva Hoover, of South Williamsport. Eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive. Mr. Shaffer was a retired stock manager for G.C. Murphy Co. and was a member of St. Mark's United Church of Christ in Cumberland. Funeral services: Tuesday, September 30 at 1 p.m. in the Zeigler Funeral Home in Hyndman, with Rev. Warren Beeman officiating. Burial in Lybarger Cemetery.
The Bedford County Inquirer, October 3, 1980
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 21, 2010

 

SHAFFER, Walter J.

Walter J. Shaffer, 80, of 1510-G Oldtowne Manor Apartments, died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital. Born Jan. 30, 1905 in Somerset, Pa., he was a son of the late Harvey Shaffer and Adeline (Bowser) Shaffer. Mr. Shaffer was a retired employee in the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad signal department. He was a member of Central Assembly of God Church and the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees. His first wife, the former Edith V. Day, preceded him in death. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Alta (Harvey) Ketzner Shaffer; three sons, Ronald Shaffer, College Park; James H. Shaffer and Vernon Shaffer, both of Hendersonville, Tenn.; one daughter, Mrs. Elaine Mullin, Short Gap, W. Va.; two brothers, Orville Shaffer, Somerset; Hubert Shaffer, of Ohio; 19 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Friends will be received Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Scarpelli Funeral Home. Services will be conducted Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home by the Rev. Gary Butler. Interment will be in St. John's Cemetery, Somerset.
The Cumberland Evening Times, August 28, 1985
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 18, 2012


SHAFFER, Wilbert J.

HYNDMAN — Wilbert J. Shaffer, 61, of RD 1, Hyndman, died yesterday in Memorial Hospital, Cumberland. Born near Hyndman, January 9, 1902, he was a son of the late Cecil Walter and Lydia (Mason) Shaffer. He was a retired Kelly-Springfield Tire Company employe and was a member of the Hyndman Methodist Church and the Hyndman Grange. He is survived by his widow Mrs. Helen (Deremer) Shaffer; three sons, George Shaffer, RD 1 Hyndman; Wilmer Shaffer, Baltimore, and Chief Jay Shaffer, U. S. Navy, Port Deposit, Md.; two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Monnett, Baltimore, and Mrs. Jo Ann Dibert, RD 2, Bedford; eight sisters, Mrs. Edith Miller, Cumberland; Mrs. Nina Burkett, Tyrone, Pa.; Mrs. Mabel Wilhelm, Williamstown, W. Va.; Mrs. Harriett O'Neil, LaVale; Mrs. Margaret Amtower, Arlington, Va.; Mrs. Esther Moore, Hyndman; Mrs. Marion Morris, Hyattsville, Md., and Mrs. Ann Dixon, Germany; and 12 grandchildren. The body is at the Zeigler Funeral Home where friends will be received today, and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m. Services will be conducted in the funeral home Tuesday at 2 p. m., with Rev. Charles Raley officiating. Interment will be in Palo Alto Cemetery.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, July 7, 1963
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 21, 2010

 

SHAFFER, Willard A.
 
SHAFFER, WILLARD A. - Age 35 years, of Cleveland, Ohio, died suddenly Tuesday, November 10, 1964. Born April 5, 1929, at Hazelton, W. Va., he was the son of Goldie and the late Floyd Shaffer of Cleveland, Ohio. Survivors are his mother, Goldie and step father, James DeBerry; three children, Arnold, Sandra and Diana all of Uniontown; one sister, Mrs. Paul (Margaret) Early of Bruceton Mills, W. Va.; one brother, Robert of Cleveland, Ohio; his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Orval Friend of Hazelton, W. Va. He was a member of the Church of the Brethren. Friends are being received in the Harned Memorial Funeral Home, Brandonville, W. Va., until 12 noon Friday and from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Shady Grove Church of the Brethren the hour of service with Rev. Bobby Philips officiating. Interment in the Shady Grove Union Cemetery, Brandonville, W. Va.
Source: The Evening Standard; Uniontown, Pennsylvania; November 12, 1964; page 33.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted August 17, 2013

SHAFFER, William E.

Wilbur E. "Poss" Shaffer, 54, of Meyersdale RD 4, died July 6, 1994, at Conemaugh hospital, Johnstown. Born June 29, 1940, in Meyersdale. A son of Hulda Jane (Wilt) Shaffer, Meyersdale RD 4, and the late Walter Arthur Shaffer. Also survived by his wife, the former Frances J. LaRue, and these children: Tammy Beeman, Somerset; Jodie and Courtney Shaffer, both at home. A brother of James R., Dewey A., George W., Hulda M. Sturtz, Clara M. Lottig, and Carlen S. Miller, all of Meyersdale RD 4; Charles E., Shaft, Md.; Orval L., Meyersdale RD 3, and Connie J. Van Gilder, Berlin RD 1. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Employed by Croner, Inc. as a mechanic. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Price Funeral Home, Meyersdale, where service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, with Pastor William Davis officiating. Interment, Union Cemetery, Meyersdale.
Somerset Daily American, July 7, 1994
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 21, 2010

 


SHAFFER, William DeWarren

HYNDMAN - William DeWarren Shaffer, 75, died Saturday at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland. A native of Hyndman, he was a son of the late William Harry and Martha Jane (Shaffer) Shaffer. His wife, Pearl M. (Holler) Shaffer, preceded him in death. A retired crane operator for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, he was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engineers and of the Brotherhood of Railway Carmen. Surviving are two sons, William H. Shaffer, Huntingdon, and Guy B. Shaffer, here; two daughters, Mrs. Helen I. Harbert, Mrs. Martha S. Emerick, here; three brothers, J. Roland, David E. and Christie O. Shafer, here; two sisters, Mrs. Mary E. Rizer, Mrs. Elizabeth M. Thomas, here; 19 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren The body is at the Zeigler Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 2 until 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be conducted here tomorrow at 2 p.m. with Rev. Willard M. White officiating. Burial will be in Hyndman Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 15, 1971
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 21, 2010

 

 

SHAFFER, William F.

William F. Shaffer, 71, of Rainsburg, died yesterday at his home after an illness of seven weeks. Born at Friends Cove June 2, 1872, he was the son of Harvey and Elizabeth Ann Rawlings. He married Anna Diehl Dec. 23, 1896. Surviving are his wife; a son, Walter, and a daughter Fern, wife of C. Roy Diehl, all of Bedford Rt. 4. He also leaves a sister, Mrs. May Beegle of Westminister, Md.; a halfbrother, John of Cambridge, Ohio, and a half-sister, Mrs. S. A. Koontz of Bedford Rt. 4. Mr. Shaffer was a member of the Yeager Memorial Lutheran Church, Rainsburg. Funeral services: Friday at 2:30 p.m. at the Cove Evangelical and Reformed Church. The Rev. M. J. Ross will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Berl E. Wynn. Interment: church cemetery. Friends may call at the late home. The body will be removed from the Louis Geise Funeral Home, Bedford, at 1:30 p.m. Friday.
The Daily Bedford Gazette, April 2, 1952
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 21, 2010

 

 

SHAFFER, William Henry

HYNDMAN, Pa. - William Harry Shaffer, 81, died yesterday at his home here after a brief illness. A retired Baltimore and Ohio Railroad engineer, he was a son of the late Charles and Evelyn (Welsh) Shaffer. Mr. Shaffer was married to the former Miss Martha Shaffer, March 18, 1891. His wife preceded him in death in December, 1946. He was a member of Hyndman Methodist Church and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. Survivors include eight children, Charles Elwood Shaffer, William DeWarren Shaffer, James Roland Shaffer, David Ellsworth Shaffer, Christie Otto Shaffer, and Claude Burton Shaffer, Mrs. Mary Rizer and Mrs. Elizabeth Thomas, all of Hyndman. Also surviving are four brothers, T. O. Shaffer, Corriganville; Charles Shaffer, Cumberland; Ralph and Noble Shaffer, Hyndman; three sisters, Mrs. Florence Miller and Mrs. Hulda Leydig, both of Hyndman, and Mrs. Catherine Barley, Rockwood, Pa. Thirty-nine grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren also survive. Services will be conducted tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. at the residence with Rev. Roscoe Hall, pastor of Hyndman Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Hyndman Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 5, 1951
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 21, 2010

 

 

SHAFFER, William Hosea

William Hosea Shaffer, a life-long resident of Hyndman, died at his home in that place on Tuesday, September 13, of a complication of diseases, in his 44th year. He leaves a widow and four children: Platte, Bernard, Ambrose and Allen. Also his mother and the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. Alice Close, Mrs. Martha Shaffer, Mrs. Elizabeth Dersch, and D. Elwood, of Hyndman; David L., of Pittsburgh; Mrs. Anna McClintock and Mrs. Ida Hite, of Baltimore. The funeral took place at 2:30 o'clock last Thursday afternoon in the Reformed Church, Rev. D. N. Dittmar conducting the services.
The Bedford Gazette, September 22, 1910
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 21, 2010

 


SHAFFER, William R.

William R. Shaffer, 41, Berlin RD 4, died Aug. 5, 1995, in Brothersvalley Township. Born April 25, 1954, in Meyersdale, son of Jean (Lepley) Shaffer of Berlin RD 4 and the late Galen Shaffer. Also preceded in death by father-in-law, Gordon E. Schardt. Survived by his wife of 20 years, the former Barbara Schardt, and these children: Adam, April and Aaron. Brother of David E., married to the former Boksoon Ko, Seoul, Korea; Richard A., married to the former Linda Wyant, Bentleyville; Mrs. Jerry (Mary) Engle, Meyersdale RD 4, and John A., married to the former Patricia Romesberg, Meyersdale. Also survived by mother-in-law, Esther A. Schardt, and grandmother-in-law, Mary Jane Reese, both of Meyersdale. Brothersvalley Township farm owner and member of PFA. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Deaner Funeral home, Berlin, where service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Rev. Randy L. Haulk. Interment, St. Paul's Ridge Cemetery.
Somerset Daily American, August 7, 1995
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 21, 2010

 


 
SHAFFER, William S.

W. S. Shaffer, aged 32 years, died last Saturday night at his home in Cumberland. His death was directly due to a stroke of paralysis three weeks ago, following an illness of about two years. He is survived by his wife, father, W. E. Shaffer of Hyndman, two brothers and three sisters: Roy and Emory Shaffer and Mrs. Nellie Logsdon, of Hyndman; Mrs. Kirk Kerns of Uniontown, and Mrs. Charles Beal of Ellerslie. The funeral services were conducted at the late residence Tuesday afternoon by Rev. Skyles. Interment was made in Rose Hill Cemetery, Cumberland.
The Bedford Gazette, November 8, 1912
[given name, William]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 21, 2010

 

 

 

SHAFFER, William Wilson

William Wilson Shaffer, 57, of Lima, Ohio, and formerly of Aurora, died Saturday, September 21, 1991, at Lima Memorial Hospital. He was born January 25, 1934 in Aurora, a son of the late Omar and Mary Bennett Shaffer. He was a 20-year employee of the Lima Flack Company and a member of the Whispering Willow Campgrounds of Lima. He is survived by his wife, Erma Ringer Shaffer; Indian Lake, Ohio; three sons, Chris Shaffer, Indian Lake, Rod Shaffer, Pontiac, Mich., and Jim Shaffer, at home; one daughter, Becky Booher, Lima; three brothers, Everett Shaffer, Youngstown, Ohio, Eugene Shaffer, Aurora, and Carl Shaffer, Virginia; five sisters, Evelyn Hatley, Gormania, Iris Myers, Aurora, Betty Atkinson, Silver Springs, Md., Carolyn Wiles, Aurora, and Debbie Strawser, Eglon; and two grandchildren.
Unidentified Newspaper, about Saturday, September 21, 1991
(Courtesy of Mary Teets)
Posted November 20, 2010


 


SHAFFER, Wilmer Cecil

Wilmer Cecil Shaffer, 43, Middleriver, Md., formerly of Hyndman, died at the Baltimore City Hospital, Saturday, January 6, 1968. He was born August 19, 1924 at Hyndman a son of Helen (Deremer) Shaffer who lives at Hyndman and the late Wilbert Shaffer. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, the former Louise Twigg, and two children both at home, Carol and William; two brothers, George M. Shaffer of Hyndman and Edward Jay Shaffer of Baltimore, Md.; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Monnette of Baltimore and Mrs. Joann Dibert of Bedford RD 2. He was employed by the Fisher Body Works of General Motors at Baltimore and was a veteran of the Navy in World War II. Funeral services: Wednesday, January 10 at 2 p.m. from the Zeigler Funeral Home, Hyndman, with the Rev. J. Howard Smith officiating. Burial in Palo Alto Cemetery.
The Bedford Inquirer, January 11, 1968
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 21, 2010

 

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