Dorothy M. Shaffer, 81, of Waymart, PA, died Monday, September 25, 2017 at Wayne Woodlands Manor, Waymart. She was the wife of the late Niles A. Shaffer, who died on January 17, 2010.
Born May 22, 1936 in Carbondale, PA, she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Lillian Yarrington Arnold.
Dorothy was a retired seamstress having worked at Waymart Knitwear for over 30 years. She was a member of the Church to the Nations. Dorothy enjoyed working on crossword and jigsaw puzzles and was an avid collector of teddy bears. She cherished the time spent with her grandchildren and she received so much joy from her great grandson.
She is survived by two sons: Bennie Shaffer and wife Paula of Beach Lake, PA and Kirk Shaffer of West Warwick, RI; two daughters: Crystal Shaffer of Newfoundland, PA and Penny Jaggars and husband Barry of Waymart, PA; four grandchildren: Jennifer Bartlebaugh, Dannielle Jaggars, Brandi Smith and husband Eric and Michael Shaffer; a great grandson: Derek Bartlebaugh; a sister-in-law: Delores Shaffer of Houston, TX; several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by four siblings: Wallace, Mortimer, Ruth and Flora.
The funeral was held Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. from the Carmine J. & Louis C. Parise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 89 Farview Street, Carbondale, with Rev. Clarence Spencer and Pastor Barry Jaggars, officiating. Interment, Avoy Cemetery, Lake Ariel, PA.
Pallbearers: Michael Shaffer, Eric Smith, Joseph Sarge and Gerald Moore.
Friends called Wednesday, September 27, 2017 from 5-8 p.m.