Anita Mae Shafer, 70

April 16, 2010

SEPT. 24, 1939-APRIL 11, 2010

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Anita M. Shafer, 70, of Greencastle, Pa., passed into the care and keeping of our Lord, on Sunday morning, April 11, 2010, in Camas, Wash. She died from effects of a GBM brain tumor.

Born Sept. 24, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Carl E. Robinson and Ora M. (College) Robinson.

Anita is now reunited with her late husband, Arnold B. Shafer, who died Feb. 9, 2008. They married on Aug. 10, 1957 in Waynesboro, Pa.

She is survived by her daughters, Elaine Canni and Karen Ambrose, both of Virginia Beach, Va.; and son, Gregory Shafer, of Camas.


Our dear mother provided her children with our Savior's greatest gifts: life, love and the gospel of Jesus Christ. She was a most beloved wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend to all who knew her. The consummate homemaker, she served her family her entire life. As a daughter of God, she served most faithfully in the Church of Jesus Christ of LDS, especially in its Relief Society, as RS president.

Professionally, she was the cafeteria manager in the Virginia Beach School District for many years, and also worked as an administrative clerk with Beach Ford. She was a graduate of Greencastle High School.

She is also survived by her sisters, Dorothy Beckham and Susan Crunkleton; and her brothers, Melvin Robinson, Robert Robinson and Joseph Robinson. Two sisters preceded her in death, Janet Layton and Hilma Steele.

She has seven grandchildren, Tyler, Ashley, Ryan, Nathan, Michelle, Mark and Kyle; and two great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Tessa.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 20, at 10 a.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle, with Bishop Lynn C. Peiffer officiating. Burial will be at Browns Mill Cemetery, Kauffman, Pa. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. Online condolences received at

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