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Mary Ann (Walters) Shaffer

January 5, 1940 ~ December 19, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old

Mary Shaffer Obituary

     Mary Ann Shaffer, age 83 of Dayton and formerly of New Bethlehem, passed away Tuesday morning, December 19, 2023 at her home following an illness.

     Born January 5, 1940 in Rimersburg, she was a daughter of the late Don and Jean Williams Walters.

    Mary Ann graduated from Redbank Valley High School in 1957 and earned an Associate of Science in Nursing degree from Clarion University in 1973.

     She married Dan Shaffer on August 5, 1959 and he survives.

    Mary Ann worked for Brookville and Clarion Hospitals and Clarion/Forest VNA.

    She was a member of the Redbank Valley Volunteer Ambulance Company and the First United Methodist Church of New Bethlehem, where she taught Sunday School.

     Mary Ann lived in New Bethlehem for the majority of her life, moving to the Dayton area in 1996.  She enjoyed flowers and ferns, had a passion for animals and liked to travel.

     Survivors include her husband, Dan; son, David Shaffer and his wife, Rhonda, of Ambler; grandsons, Andrew and Dillan Shaffer, and nephews, Donnie Allen, Toby Allen, Matt Shaffer, Mike Shaffer, Tracey Shaffer and Chad Shaffer.

     In addition to her parents, Mary Ann was preceded in death by a daughter, Diana Sue Shaffer and sister, Martie Allen.

     Family and friends will be received from 5-8 p.m., Tuesday, December 26, 2023 at the Rupert Funeral Home and Cremation Service chapel, 233 Penn Street, New Bethlehem.

     Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, December 27, 2023 in the Oakland Church of God, 122 Kohlersburg Road, Distant, with Reverend Jimmy Swogger, pastor of the church, officiating.

     Interment will follow in the New Bethlehem Cemetery.

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December 26, 2023

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Rupert Funeral Home and Cremation Service
233 & 301 Penn Street
New Bethlehem, PA 16242

Funeral Service
December 27, 2023

11:00 AM
Oakland Church of God
122 Kohlersburg Road
Distant, PA 16223


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