Marjorie ValJean Shaffer

Marjorie Valjean Shaffer, 94, of Punxsutawney, died Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Wellington Heights.

Mrs. Shaffer was born January 14, 1921 in Armstrong County, a daughter of the late Percey R. and Lenora (Miller) Mohney.

Marjorie married George Franklin Shaffer on July 10, 1939 together they enjoyed forty years of marriage. He preceded her in death on April 20, 1979.

She and her husband enjoyed the sport of racing cars, which later led to her love of watching NASCAR races. She also previously enjoyed snow mobile riding as well.

Marjorie was an avid Pirates and Steelers fan.

She is survived by three children, Arletta Demko of Punxsutawney, Donna Hoffman and husband Don of Conneaut, OH; and Edward Franklin “Frank” Shaffer and wife Linda of Brookville; eleven grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; one sister, Lois Baun of Rochester Mills.

Preceded in death by her husband, parents, two children, George Thomas Shaffer and Janice Shaffer, a brother, James Mohney; and a son inlaw, Thomas Demko.

Friends will be received from 9-11 a.m. Monday, March 16, 2015 at Shumaker Funeral Home, Inc., Punxsutawney.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, officiated by Pastor Dale Livermore.

Interment will follow at Worthville Cemetery.

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