Rita Theresa Shaffer of Wilkes-Barre died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, in Kindred Wyoming Valley Hospital, Wilkes-Barre.
Born in Wilkes-Barre, she worked for Leslie Fay and prior to retiring worked for Sathers Candy, Pittston.
Rita was preceded in death by an infant son, John Thomas; sister, Linda Searfoss; and mother, Kathleen Harrison.
She is survived by her children, Colleen Jarnicki and her husband, Joseph, Old Forge; Carol Taylor, Wilkes-Barre; and John Martin and his wife, Lea, Shavertown; and grandchildren, Eddie and Randy Jarnicki, Shawnese and Maurice Taylor, Mykeyah and Michael Dempsey and Mitchell Martin.
The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday from Lehman Family Funeral Service Inc., 689 Hazle Ave., Wilkes-Barre, with the Rev. McGahagen of St. Andrew's Parish, Wilkes-Barre, officiating.
Interment will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Hanover Township.
Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, or from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service Friday, at the funeral home.
To send condolences, or for more information, visit the funeral home website at www.lehmanfuneralhome.com