Lenora R. Shatzer, 92

JAN. 26, 1920-JUNE 20, 2012

June 20, 2012
  • Lenora R. Shatzer
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Lenora Rosalie (Peiffer) Shatzer, 92, of Quincy, Pa., and formerly of Hagerstown, Md., was escorted to her heavenly home at 5:48 a.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at Colestock Health Center in Quincy Village, Quincy, where she had been a resident since May 2011.

She was born Jan. 26, 1920, in Waynesboro, Pa. She was the daughter of the late Aaron G. and Ruth M. (Sprenkle) Peiffer.

Lenora was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Herbert McAlister Shatzer, in April of 1998. They were married Feb. 20, 1937, in Martinsburg, W.Va. She and her husband resided in Hagerstown from January 1967, and Lenora resided there until May of last year.

Lenora was a homemaker, talented artist, master gardener, baker and chef extraordinaire. She also enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting, reading, and spending time with friends and family.

Lenora is survived by a son, Jack B. (wife Mildred) Shatzer of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; two daughters, Christine A. (husband Gary) Stoner of Siddonsburg, Pa., and Wendy B. Staley of Maugansville, Md. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Beverly L. Benedict of Waynesboro.

Lenora also was blessed with four granddaughters, six grandsons, 21 great-grandchildren, two step-great-grandchildren and five great-great- grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one great-grandson.

She is survived by four sisters, Mary Jane Hoffman and Margaret “Peggy” Wagaman, both of Waynesboro, Shirley Spealman of Green Village, Pa., and Trudy J. Moore of Springfield, Va.; four brothers, Kenneth L. Peiffer and Gerald E. Peiffer, both of Waynesboro, Lowell E. Peiffer of Ellsworth, Mass., and Frederick D. Peiffer of Mercersburg, Pa. She is also survived by 17 nieces and 17 nephews.

In addition to her parents, husband and daughter, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles A. Peiffer and Arthur G. Peiffer; two sisters, J. Kathryn O’Donnell and Sandra D. Huber; three half-sisters, Ruth V. Peiffer, Helen L. Minnich and Evelyn Shadle; and three half-brothers, J. Norman Peiffer, Lester Peiffer and Harold Peiffer.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 25, at Central Presbyterian Church, 40 Lincoln Way West, Chambersburg, Pa., with the Rev. John  F. Helgeson officiating. Burial will follow in Lincoln Cemetery, Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro, and one hour prior to the service Monday in the church parlor.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mission Fund at Central Presbyterian Church, 40 Lincoln Way West, Chambersburg PA 17201.

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