Madeline H. ‘Ditty’ Shinafelt

Madeline H. “Ditty” Shinafelt, 96, Garvey Manor Nursing Home, Hollidaysburg, died Sunday at her residence.

She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Charles T. and Helen L. (McGregor) Alberts. She married Merrill W. Shinafelt on Sept. 26, 1940, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 27, 1972.

Surviving are two grandchildren: Kelly Klein and Scott Snively; five great-grandchildren; a son-in-law, H. Foster Snively; a sister, Betty Jane Alberts; and a nephew, Jeffrey W. Simms.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Bonda Snively.

Ditty was a graduate of Altoona High School and a homemaker.

A funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are by The Stevens Mortuary Inc., 1421 Eighth Ave., Altoona.