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Helen Marie ShafferHelen M. Shaffer, 76, of Rural Valley, PA, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, January 30, 2023.
She was born on Dec. 4, 1946 in Indiana, PA, the daughter of Camillus "Amos" and Dollie (Pardee) Sullivan.
Helen graduated from Indiana High School in 1965 and was a member of Indiana Church of the Brethren where she served as an altar steward and church choir member. She spent most of her life as a domestic engineer, filing the role of homemaker since her marriage on Aug. 26, 1965. Her favorite thing was spending time with her daughters and especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed having luncheons with her sisters and brother. Helen will lovingly be remembered as an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, and sister.
Her memory will be cherished by her loving husband of 57 years, Larry James Shaffer; daughters, Kimberly Shaffer Palmer and husband, Mark, of Blairsville, Lori Shaffer Haley and husband, Kevin of Cowansville, and Jamie Shaffer Tantlinger and husband, Bruce of Homer City; grandchildren, Justin, Katelyn, Lucas, Christopher, Alexis, Jacob, and Hunter; and great-grandchildren, Lincoln, Lilian, Adeline, Paisley, Kallie and Ophelia.
Helen will also be missed by her brother, Dennis Sullivan and wife, Anna of Coral Graceton, PA; and sisters, Patricia Reed and husband, Derek of Marion Center, Margaret Labutka and husband, Jay of Homer City, and Connie Nanni and husband, David of Creekside.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and an infant son, David.
Friends and family will be received from 6-8 PM on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023 at Clark Chapel of the Bauer Funeral Home, 238 S. Main Street, Elderton, PA.
Additional visitation will be held from 11 AM until the time of funeral services at 1 PM on Friday, Feb. 3, 2023 at the funeral home, with the Pastor Kirt Anderson officiating.
Interment will be in Elderton Cemetery, Elderton, PA.
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