- Local Guide
Betty J. (Rader) Shaffer, 87, of Sligo, formerly of Mayport, went to be with the Lord Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012.
She was born Sept. 9, 1924, in Ringgold Township, a daughter of the late John and Lucetta (Bodorf) Rader.
She was the beloved wife of William C. Shaffer, whom she married Sept. 6, 1941, and who preceded her in death July 4, 2005.
Mrs. Shaffer had been employed during her lifetime at Hawthorn Manufacturing, Rola Manufacturing and Sylvania.
She was a member of the New Salem United Methodist Church in Salem.
She cherished times spent with family and friends.
Surviving relatives include a son, Clair E. Shaffer of Mayport; four grandchildren, Belinda Rosencrance and husband Don of Dayton, Theresa Reed and husband Bill of Milan, Ohio, Christopher Shaffer and wife Jennifer of Mayport and Tammy Smith and husband Ken of Corry; 10 great-grandchildren, Chad Reed, Brittany Geisel, Christopher Rosencrance, Aaron Bussard, Stephen Rosencrance, Ciara Reed, Owen Shaffer, Haley, Morgan and Rylan Smith; and a great-great-granddaughter Kaydence Geisel; and four sisters, Sarah Brocious of Warren, Ohio, Mary Hanna of Mayport, Dolly Kunselman and husband Arnie of Pace, Fla., and Patsy Bish and husband Glenn of Fredonia.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by an infant granddaughter.
Family and friends are welcome to attend a memorial service honoring Mrs. Shaffer's life at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 10, 2012, at Concord Presbyterian Church, Dayton, with the Rev. Carol Brown officiating.
Interment will be held at a later date at Mt. Tabor Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Alcorn Funeral Home, Hawthorn.