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WESTMINSTER Jessie Mae Shaffer, age 91, formerly of Petersburg, W.Va., died on Saturday, May 12, 2018, at Inspirations Memory Care of Westminster, Westminster.
She was born Jan. 21, 1927, in Masonville, W.Va., and was a daughter of the late Edward L. Shaffer and Beulah (Getz) Shaffer.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister and brother-in-law, Anna Lee Shaffer Snyder and Garland Paul Snyder; and her brother and sister-in-law, Ralph Wayne Shaffer and Verda Mae (Goldizen) Shaffer.
Jessie Mae Shaffer was employed by the former Potomac Valley Bank, now Summit Community Bank, in Petersburg for 45 years. She began working at the bank in November 1947 and retired December 1992 as Branch Manager at the Park Street Branch, in Petersburg. She had served as an Elder and Trustee at the Petersburg Presbyterian Church and was Treasurer for many years.
She is survived by three nieces, Denise and Robert Mathias of Westminster, Carolyn and John Mason of Elkridge, and Mary Ann Richmond of New Market; one nephew, Gregory Shaffer of Frederick; one great niece, Jenna Richmond and one great nephew, Kyle Mathias.
Family will receive friends on Friday, May 18, 2018, from 5 - 7 p.m. at the Schaeffer Funeral Home in Petersburg.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2018, at 10 a.m. at the Petersburg Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Harold Tongen officiating.
Interment will follow in South Branch Valley Memorial Gardens, Petersburg.
Memorials may be made to the Petersburg Presbyterian Church, 20 North Main Street, Petersburg, WV 26847.
Arrangements by Schaeffer Funeral Home, 11 North Main Street, Petersburg, WV 26847.
Published on May 15, 2018
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