Doris L. Shaffer (1926 - 2016)

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Doris L. Shaffer, age 89, of West Long Avenue, formerly of Maple Avenue, DuBois, Pa., died Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, at Penn Highlands DuBois surrounded by her loving family.
Born July 23, 1926, in Reynoldsville, Pa., she was the daughter of the late H. Stanley and Nelda (Holmann) Marshall.
On Oct. 1, 1948, she married William E. "Red" Shaffer. He preceded her in death on May 7, 1988.
She worked at Bell Telephone, Penn Traffic and Rainguard, Inc. She was an avid reader and bridge player. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, and ceramics. She was also an avid Steeler fan and she enjoyed watching her grandchildren play sports. One of her favorite sayings was "God Bless You."
Doris was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church. Doris and her husband, Red, taught CCD classes at St. Catherine's back in the 1980's for many years.
Doris is survived by her children: Mark Shaffer and his wife, Patricia of DuBois, Pa., William Shaffer and his wife, Karen Berkey-Shaffer of Brockway, Pa., Apryl Pernesky and her husband, Edward of Falls Creek, Pa. and Laura Foltz and her husband, Steve of Eighty Four, Pa.; seven grandchildren: Lisa Shaffer Gunsallus of Penfield, Pa., Brian S. Shaffer of DuBois, Pa., Edward W. Pernesky and his wife, Deanna of Irvine, Calif., Matthew J. Pernesky and his wife, Tracy of DuBois, Pa., Joseph Shaffer of New York City, N.Y.; Brock Berkey and his wife, Jessica of Bradenburg, Ky. and Holly Berkey of Brookville, Pa.; four great-grandchildren: Brittany Gunsallus of Pittsburgh, Pa., Bryce Pernesky of Irvine, Calif., Haley Pernesky and Madison Pernesky, both of DuBois, Pa.; two brothers, LaMont Marshall of DuBois, Pa. and Gerald Marshall and his wife, Mary of St. Marys, Pa.; and two sisters, Linda Marshall of DuBois, Pa. and Rebecca Anthony and her husband, Ronald of Brookville, Pa. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Doris was preceded in death by her son, Robert Shaffer and her siblings, Billis Burnworth, James "Jimmy" Marshall, Louise Stine, and Donald Marshall.
Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, at the Goble-Baronick Funeral Home, DuBois. A scriptural wake service will be prayed at 1:30 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, from St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. Msgr. Richard Siefer as celebrant.
Burial will follow in Morningside Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church, 116 South State Street, DuBois, PA 15801.
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Published in The Courier Express on Feb. 24, 2016