Shafer, Mary Beth
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Mary Beth (Barton) Shafer age 66 was born July 20, 1946 in Croton-on-Hudson, NY. She resided in Newport, PA for 33 of those years. She is survived by her loving husband of 43 years, Leonard Samuel Shafer, her three sons, Seth, Matt and Adam, their wives, her brother Roger and her seven grandchildren, Caleb, Cole, Gabriel, Grant, Ella, Gwendolyn & Gavin. She was a retired physical therapist who had worked for both the Visiting Nurse Association and Capital Area Intermediate Unit in the Harrisburg area assisting special needs children in the local school systems. She was an active member of Incarnation United Church of Christ in Newport including overseeing the Sunday School program and active member in the choir. Jesus Christ was a big part of her life as well as her family. She was also active with the local Relay for Life having been a former cancer survivor. Funeral arrangements are being made by Lamar Christ Funeral Home, 31 Mahanoy Avenue (Rt 54), Tamaqua, PA 18252. A 10:30 am viewing followed by a noon service will be held at the Christ UCC & Lutheran Church, Field Rd., Rush Twp., Tamaqua Pa, on Monday, May 6th. There will be a separate memorial service on Saturday, May 11th at 11 am at the United Church of Christ in Newport. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to the Newport Relay for Life for team 'Bob and Friends' payable to American Cancer Society and can be sent to Incarnation United Church of Christ, Attn: Robin Beaver, 47 North 4th Street, Newport, PA 17074.
Published in the The Journal News on May 5, 2013