Betty Louise Shaffer, 85, of Clearfield went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012. She was born July 9, 1927, in LaJose.
After graduating from the Clearfield Area High School in 1946, she attended cosmetology school at the Adelle Allen School of Beauty. She was in the class of 1947 to become a licensed beautician. After retiring to raise her family, she continued to use her skills on relatives, neighbors and friends.
She was very active in the Clearfield Alliance Church, where she was a member for more than 50 years and served as a Sunday school teacher, deaconess, VBS teacher and youth leader. She loved teaching children about God’s love and for several years taught Child Evangelism Good News Club at her home.
She was a homemaker and mother extraordinaire. She was well-known for her culinary and pastry skill. Her great delight was to spoil grandchildren and great-grandchildren with homemade chocolate chip cookies.
She’s survived by five children, Gary P. Shaffer and his wife, Nadine of Cambridge Springs; Gale L. Peters and her husband, John, Kathy Shaffer and Kevin J. Shaffer, all of Clearfield and Mark S. Shaffer and his wife, Janet of Pittsburgh; eight grandchildren, Matthew Paul Shaffer, Laura Rausch, Andrew Peters, Scott Peters, Ryan Peters, Matthew Phillip Shaffer, Alexander Shaffer and Emma Shaffer, nine great-grandchildren, Henry and
William Shaffer, Anthony and Avery Rausch, Bennet and Kennedy Peters, Raegan Peters, Jacob and Nicholas Peters; one sister, Joan Goodrow and her husband, Ward of Woodland; and two sisters-in-law, Marie Shaffer of Salisbury, MD and Josephine Shaffer of Clearfield.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clifford J. and Lousie E. (Yingling) Smay and her husband, Paul Alvin Shaffer, whom she married Aug. 20, 1948 and who died Dec. 17, 2000.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, 56 Alliance Rd., Clearfield, PA 16830 with the Dr. Duane White officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Joy Cemetery.
Friends will be received from 1:30 p.m. until the hour of services Friday at the church.
The family suggest contributions be made to charity of the donor’s choice.