Lois V. Shaffer, age 95, of Church Street, Venango, PA died Monday, February 15, 2010 at Wesbury United Methodist Community, Meadville, PA after a long illness. Born on November 28, 1914 in Diamond, PA, she was a daughter of the late Dorsey Kightlinger and Anna Armitage Kightlinger. During her early life she resided in Diamond and Black Ash, and then she lived in Venango for the past 40 years. She was a resident of Wesbury only for the past several days. On December 17, 1931 she married Ivan L. Shaffer and he preceded her in death on January 8, 1979.
Shaffer, Lois V.Lois graduated from Sunville High school in Sunville, PA. Her work experience included the Crawford County Home in Saegertown and the Presbyterian Home in Cambridge Springs where she attended patients with personal care. She was a member of Christ Evangelical Free Church in Saegertown.
Family members preceding Lois in death in addition to her parents and husband of 47 years include a granddaughter – Sharon Bossard; five sisters – Letha McFadden and Joanna Archer with three being infants ; three brothers – Lloyd, Robert, and Raymond Kightlinger; and a son-in-law – Robert E. White. Family members surviving include two daughters – Marilyn Bossard and her husband, John of Estill Springs, TN; and Dorothy White of Venango; five grandchildren – Michael Bossard, Gerri Powell, Terri White and her husband, Scott; Thomas White; and Ronald White and his wife, Tina with whom she made her home for the past two years. In addition, she is survived by four great granddaughters – Diana Blood, Delaynee Wilcox, Amanda White, and Erica White; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home in Cambridge Springs on Wednesday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and are invited to attend funeral services there on Thursday afternoon at 2:30 pm. Reverend Jeff Wilson, pastor of Christ Evangelical Free Church, Saegertown will officiate. Interment will be in Venango Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Hospice of Crawford County, 448 Pine Street, Meadville, PA 16335 or Christ Evangelical Free Church, 19682 Hill Road, Saegertown, PA 16433.