Marion Lois Shaffer

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ALLEGANY - Marion Lois Shaffer, of 3251 Five Mile Road, passed away peacefully Tuesday (Oct. 9, 2018) at Olean General Hospital.

Born Nov. 25, 1927, in Eldred, Pa., she was the daughter of Percy and Bessie Dutton Skiver. On Oct. 16, 1948, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Allegany, she married Douglas A. Shaffer, who predeceased her Jan. 16, 2005.

Mrs. Shaffer was a 1948 graduate of Allegany High School. She held various jobs over the years but her main position in life was as the matriarch of the Shaffer farm.

She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Allegany, and enjoyed crocheting, playing Seneca bingo and being in the company of her cats. She especially loved spending time with her family, particularly her great-grandchildren.

Surviving are three children, Marsha (Tom) Hartnett, Donald A. (Deanna) Shaffer and James D. Shaffer, all of Allegany; six grandchildren, Christopher (Darlene) Wilber, Jessica Shaffer, Jennifer (Mark) Ruggles, Amanda (Ed) Lemon, Melissa (Steve) Locke and T.J. (Emma) Hartnett; 10 great-grandchildren, Elliott Wilber, Reese Wilber, Sydney Wilber, Kyle Ruggles, Kameron Ruggles, Brittany Ruggles, Aiden Donohue, Kaleb Lemon, Kendall Lemon and Gavin Peters; one brother-in-law, Richard Black of Wellsville; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband and 12 siblings, Lawrence Skiver, Francis Skiver, Bessie Mix, Agnes Skiver, Clara Jerge, Dorothy Harmon, Virginia Skiver, James Skiver, Richard Skiver, Clifford Skiver, Howard Skiver and Edith Black.

Friends will be received from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 11, 2018) at the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home, 3128 W. State Road, Olean. A funeral service will immediately follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home. The Rev. Gerard leFeber, retired, will officiate. A private graveside service will be held Friday at Allegany Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, 36 N 4th St., Allegany, NY 14706; or to Allegany Rescue and EMS, P.O. Box 217, Allegany, NY 14706.

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Published in The Olean Times Herald on Oct. 10, 2018