H. Geraldine "Jerry" Pifer (1928 - 2015)

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H. Geraldine "Jerry" Pifer, 86, formerly of Big Run, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at Mulberry Square Eldercare.
Born July 29, 1928, in Sykesville, she was a daughter of the late Grover C. and Ethel Wilma Daisher Kramer.
She married Delbert Franklin Pifer on June 26, 1947.  The couple celebrated  their 60th wedding anniversary in 2007. He preceded her in death April 28, 2008.
She was a member of the Paradise United Church of Christ.
Jerry and her husband owned and operated  Pifer's Sterling Service Station in Big Run.
Mrs. Pifer was the former treasurer of the VFW Ladies Auxilliary Post 9044, a member of Eastern Star, and a former member of the BigRun Ladies Bowling League.
She was known for her vegetable soup, baked beans and custard peach pie.
Surviving relatives include three children: Alan Pifer and wife, Michele, of Punxsutawney; Vickie Amundson and husband, Eric, of Punxsutawney; and Cheryl Huff and husband, Gale, of Franklin; seven grandchildren: Hailee Pifer and fiance, Luke Fillhart; Brandi Defelice and husband, Chase; Paige Thompson and husband, Lance; Shannon Weller and husband, Jared; Evan Huff; Erickson Amundson and fiance'e, Nicole Tosh; Braxton Amundson; two-step grandchildren, Jeff Amundson and wife, Angie; Julie Vanscoyoc and husband, Sean; six great-grandchildren: Carter, Averie, Kenlie and Parker Defelice, Paityn Thompson, and Liam Weller; seven step great-grandchildren: Dustin, Dylan and Alexis Amundson; Adam, Megan, Joshua and Allison Vanscoyoc.
She was also preceded in death by a brother, Grover Kramer; three sisters: Wilma (Bish) Beseker, Wanda LaBorde and Evelyn Daugherty.
Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, at Shumaker Funeral Home Inc., Punxsutawney.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Punxsutawney Alliance (CMA) Church officiated by Pastor John Buchmann. Interment will follow at Lakelawn Memorial Park, Reynoldsville.
Memorial donations may be made in Mrs. Pifer's memory to the , Paradise United Church of Christ or Wounded Warriors project.
Online condolences may be made at www.shumakerfh.com.
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Shumaker Funeral Home Inc
115 E Union St
Punxsutawney, PA 15767
(814) 938-5421
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Published in The Courier Express from Jan. 26 to Jan. 27, 2015
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