Nina M. Shaffer, 64, Hollidaysburg, passed away Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, at the Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg after a long and courageous battle with lung cancer.
She was originally from Hooversville, daughter of the late Robert and Elizabeth (Veres) Gindlesperger. She married Fred Shaffer on April 28, 1967.
Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Apryle Edelbute (Jerry) of Manassas, Va.; two sons: Fred Jr. and Bob, both of Hollidaysburg; seven grandchildren: Matthew, Christopher, Delanie, Hailey, Gracie, Hunter and Dylan; and four sisters: Shirley Berkey, Gloria Deneen, Joyce Ankeny and Lois Landis.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Joleen Denise, in 1971; and five siblings: Judy, Clark Jr., Ryan, JoAnne and Barbara.
Nina was a 1966 graduate of North Star High School. She was a longtime employee and member of the Allegheny Club in Hollidaysburg. She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family and friends, and she loved spending time with her grandchildren.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13 , 2013, at Sorge Funeral Home Inc., Hollidaysburg, followed by a funeral service at 4 p.m., Pastor Richard Harter officiating. Interment will be at St. Thomas Lutheran Church Cemetery, Hooversville.
What cancer cannot do: "Cancer is so limited...It cannot cripple love. It cannot shatter hope. It cannot corrode faith. It cannot destroy peace. It cannot kill friendship. It cannot suppress memories. It cannot silence courage. It cannot invade the soul. It cannot steal eternal life. It cannot conquer the spirit." -Author Unknown