Mary Elizabeth Shaffer, age 88, longtime resident of Cambridge Springs, PA went to be with her Lord at Rolling Fields personal care home, Conneautville, PA where she had lived since August, 2014. Known to many as, Betty, she was born in New Castle, PA on April 30, 1926 a daughter of the late Edgar Forest Campbell and Florence Amelia Zook Campbell. She married Jerred Lawrence Shaffer on June 24, 1944 and he preceded her in death on March 9, 1993.
Betty was a member of the First Baptist Church in Cambridge Springs where she was active in the Berean Sunday School Class and the Wednesday morning Women’s Bible Study. In addition, she was very involved with the Garden Room, served on the Funeral Dinner Committee, and enjoyed the Church’s game night. Also, Betty was a coordinator for Love, Inc. of Crawford County for over 15 years which gave her opportunity to help many others in need. An example to younger women, Betty acted as a mentor to them demonstrating how to become better wives and moms. A person who always had a smile, Betty adjusted easily to any new circumstance, never complaining, and quick to give the Lord her thanks.
Surviving Betty are four daughters – Janette Florence Montgomery and her husband, George of Mesa, AZ; Mary Beth Manross and her husband, Lee of Cambridge Springs; Penny Louise Hale and her husband, Ken of Cambridge Springs; and Laura Ruth Stone and her husband, Michael of Cambridge Springs; eight grandchildren – Kevin Manross, Danielle Schmidt, Kenneth Hale, Jr., Heather Bausch, Lindsay Hale, Jared White, Lindsey Mailliard, and Allyson Park; 19 great grandchildren; a sister – Geraldine Green and her husband, Don of Cambridge Springs, and many nieces and nephews. Betty was preceded in death in addition to her parents and her husband, Jerred, by two brothers – Edgar Campbell, Jr. and Paul Campbell.
Friends may call at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home in Cambridge Springs on Sunday from 2-4 and 7 -9. Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church in Cambridge Springs on Monday morning at 10:00 a.m. with pastors Reverend Rod Beardsley and Pastor Daren Barnett, officiating. Interment will be in Gravel Run Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to Love, Inc., P.O. Box 424, Meadville, PA 16335.