FROSTBURG — Betty Louise (Close) Shaffer, 85, of Frostburg, formerly of Ellerslie, passed away Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 at Frostburg Village.
Born March 29, 1928, she was a daughter of the late Clifton H. Close and Nellie (Shroyer) Close. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Duane F. Shaffer; two brothers, Charles Close, Hyndman, Pa., and the Rev. Robert Close, Lewisburg, Pa.
A homemaker, Betty was a lifetime member of the Ellerslie United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women.
Betty has one sister, Peggy A. Emerick, of Frostburg. She is survived by two sisters-in-law, Phyllis Close of Lewisburg, Pa. and Georgia Close of Hyndman, Pa. Betty has one son, Gary L. Shaffer and wife Rosalie Shaffer of Bradenton, Fla. She has one daughter, Dr. Karen L. Golden, and husband Dr. Clarence Golden of LaVale. Betty has one beloved grandson, Jason E. Golden of Tampa, Fla. Betty also had many special nieces and a nephew and extended family and friends that she loved very much.
Friends will be received at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, Inc., 169 Clarence St., Hyndman on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Ellerslie United Methodist Church.
Services will be conducted at the Ellerslie United Methodist Church on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Ted Marsh officiating.
Burial will follow at Restlawn Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Ellerslie United Methodist Church.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.zeiglerfuneralhome.com.
RUBY E. (EVERLY) STEPPE [Cumberland]
Ruby Eileen (Everly) Steppe, 89, of Cumberland, was called home on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, after passing away at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center.
DR. NICHOLAS GIARRITTA [Cumberland]
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Dr. Nicholas Giarritta on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 at Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church at 10 a.m. with Fr. Steve Fernandes, O.F.M., Cap. as celebrant.
JOSEPH R. POPE JR. [Eastampton, N.J.]
Joseph R. Pope Jr., 73, of Eastampton, formerly of Cumberland, passed away Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013.
CHARLES W. BUCKINGHAM [Smithsburg]
Charles William Buckingham, 84, of 22028 Holiday Dr., Smithsburg, passed away Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at his home.
JEAN R. SOUTHALL [Hampton, Va.]
Jean Riggins Southall, 84, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Dec. 8, 2013 and reunited with her soul mate, Tommy.
CHARLES N. HANEKAMP JR. [Cumberland]
Charles Norman Hanekamp Jr., 55, of Cumberland, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at the Lions Center for Rehabilitation and Extended Care.
FLORENCE E. (DURST) SHUCK [Meyersdale, Pa.]
Florence Ellen (Durst) Shuck, 87, of Meyersdale, died Wednesday, December 11, 2013, at Goodwill Mennonite Home, Grantsville.
PATRICK C. YOUNT [Hyndman, Pa.]
Patrick C. Yount, 62, of Hyndman, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 at his home.
A. BLAINE COSNER [Mount Storm, W.Va.]
Aaron Blaine Cosner, 82, of Mount Storm, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 at his home.
MARY M. ARONHALT [New Creek, W.Va.]
Mary M. Aronhalt, 86, of New Creek, died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 at her residence.
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