Ann H. Shaffer

July 16, 1935 - Aug. 10, 2017


Ann H. Shaffer, 82, North Spring Street, Everett, passed away Thursday at her residence.

She was born in Pottsville, daughter of the late John and Berneice (Smith) Hadesty. On April 19, 1958, she was united in marriage to Daniel D. Shaffer Jr. at Bedford Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are her husband of 59 years; two sons: Daniel D. Shaffer III and wife, Kathleen (Swope), of Hollidaysburg, and John H. Shaffer of Everett; four grandchildren: Daniel D. Shaffer IV, Alexander M. Shaffer and wife, Bryanna, Bradley A. Shaffer and Brendan N. Shaffer; and a brother, George B. Hadesty and wife, Virginia, of Cincinnati, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Elizabeth Shaffer.

Ann was a 1953 graduate of the Everett Area High School, and she graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 1957 with a Bachelor of Arts and Science degree. For 26 years, she owned and operated Berneice’s, a gift shop in Everett, carrying on a family business after her mother’s passing.

She was a member of St. James Episcopal Church, Bedford, as well as Everett Area Better Business Association (EABBA), Phi Mu Sorority and Penn State Alumni Association. She also served on the board of the Everett Free Library and Bedford County Visitors Bureau. She was a great supporter and promoter of downtown Everett.

She was an avid Penn State fan, attending games with her husband, son and grandchildren, and she was a dedicated supporter of the Penn State dance marathon THON. She also enjoyed arts and crafts, caring for the town’s flower planters, golfing, motor-homing, cooking and spending time with family and friends.

Friends will be received from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, at Akers Funeral Home Inc., 299 Raystown Road, Everett. At the request of the family, it will be a closed casket visitation. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, in the chapel at Akers Funeral Home, the Rev. Raymond E. Short officiating. Interment will be held at Everett Cemetery.

If friends so desire, memorial contributions in memory of Ann may be made to Bedford County Pink Ribbon Fund, 127 S. Juliana Street, Bedford, PA 15522, or to Bedford County Home Nursing Hospice, 227 Hospital Drive, Suite No. 2, Everett, PA 15537.