Margaret Daniels Walker Shaffer

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Margaret Daniels Walker Shaffer of Cortez died Sunday at Julia Ribaudo Extended Care facility after an illness.

Born in Lakeville, daughter of the late Birlin (Burt) and Hattie Killam Daniels, she was a member of Bidwell Hill United Methodist Church, where she was also a board member. She was a seamstress at Sherman Mills in Hawley before moving to Trenton, N.J., where she ran a boarding home and children's day care center. She returned to Cortez 30 years ago to be closer to her 

She was a gifted homemaker with many talents, and wasn't afraid to share these gifts with others, whether it be her abilities with baking (the original acinia maker), gardening or sewing. She was phenomenal at canning anything that grew in the garden. Her nurturing also benefitted her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was especially good at potty training.

Surviving are a daughter, Shirley Tuttle, Forest City; sons, Herbert Walker, Millerton; and Lester (Ben) Walker, Montesano, Wash.; a son-in-law, Loren Lown Sr.; grandchildren, Loren Lown Jr. and wife, Jean Marie, Cortez; Ron and wife, Mary Ann, Shavertown; Roger and wife, Lauren, Philadelphia; Lawrence (Junior) Tuttle and wife, Pat; Garfield Tuttle and wife, Tina; Jerry Tuttle and wife, Crystal; Benjamin Tuttle and wife, Kathy; David Tuttle and wife, Mary; Tina Tuttle Bennet and husband, Gary; Bonnie Tuttle Davis, Connie Tuttle Hunt, Kenny Walker, Donna Walker, Phyllis Coleman Shirley and husband, Steve; Beth Coleman Jameson, Stephen Walker, Benjamin Walker Jr., Tim Bolle, John Bolle, Rebecca Rose, Cindy Silder, Rayleann Bolle, Jim Bolle, Paul McUmber, Felitia McUmber and Pam McUmber; numerous nieces, nephews, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and great-great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by husbands, Lester Walker and Garfield Shaffer; and longtime companion, Calvin Fisher; daughters, Phyllis Lown, Evelyn Higginbothim and Patricia McUmber; a son, Johnny Walker; her siblings, Hannah Chumard, Russell Daniels, Lois Hawk, Mark Daniels, Helen Gillette, Marilla Walker, Olive Daniels and Merle Daniels; and her grandchildren, Eugene Tuttle, Franklin Tuttle and Herb Walker Jr.

The family would like to thank the staff at Julia Ribaudo for the loving care Margaret received while living there.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the James Wilson Funeral Home, Route 296, 143 Gravity Road, Lake Ariel, by the Rev. John Craig. Interment, Fairview Memorial Park.

Friends may call Saturday from 10 to 11. For directions, to share a memory or to leave an online condolence, visit www.james
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Published in Scranton Times on July 1, 2014