Obituary Notice: Sharon E. Shoffner

Sharon Esther Shoffner, 70, of Altoona and formerly of Curwensville, died Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at her residence.

Born March 16, 1945 in Lanse, she was the daughter of William and Sarah Mae (Hughes) Lannen.

Mrs. Shoffner was a homemaker. She was a member of the Messiah Baptist Church in Lanse.

She wed Harvey Edward Shoffner on June 22, 1965 in Chester Hill. He survives.

She is survived by five children, Karen Ann Achard and Gary Shoffner, both of Clearfield, Patricia Shearer of Altoona, Harvey Duane Shoffner of Philipsburg and Pamela Jean Rinehart and her husband, Dale of Penfield.

She is survived by a step-son, Kaleb Lippert of Clearfield, 13 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter.

In addition she is survived by three sisters and three brothers, Mary Jane Lannen and William Lannen Jr., both of Lanse, Charlotte Grindler and her husband, Eugene of York, Doris Pelton of El Paso, Texas, Robert Lee Lannen and his wife, Carol of Karthaus and James Lannen and his wife, Mary of Morrisdale.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a great-grandson, David Lee Ray Whittington.

At the request of Mrs. Shoffner there will be no public visitation.

Graveside services for Mrs. Shoffner will be held at the convenience of the family at the Messiah Baptist Cemetery in Lanse with Pastor Earl Shawley officiating.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

The Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home Inc. of Curwensville is in charge of the arrangements.

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