Shaffer, Beverly B.


Beverly B. Shaffer, wife of the Rev. Terry G. Shaffer, died Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at her home in Blairsville at the age of 64.

Born July 20, 1947, in Bethlehem, PA, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Blairsville, PA. Beverly loved Jesus and the church. She sang in the choir and played the chimes in church. She was the best support to her husband Terry as pastor of the church.

Beverly loved camping and going to the beach. She worked for Jeannette Home Health Care for many years. She also worked for UPMC in Radiology Transcription since 1994.

She is survived by her husband of 17 years, The Rev. Terry G. Shaffer, Blairsville, PA; son Drew Carter, Gainsville, GA; daughter Anne Cardiff and fiance Ryan Meals, North Huntingdon, PA; sisters Anne Keresey and husband James, Oak Harbor, WA, and Georgie Buckner and fiance Jack Nicholson, Winfield, IL; two grandchildren, Ella and Sean Cardiff. Preceded in death by her father, George Buckner, and mother, Annie (Apperson) Coulston.

In keeping with Beverly's wishes, there was no visitation. A Celebration of her Life Service was scheduled for Saturday April 28 at 11a.m. in the First United Methodist Church, 50 S. Walnut St., Blairsville, PA. Rev. Dean Byrom will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 50 S. Walnut St., Blairsville, PA 15717. The James F. Ferguson Funeral Home in Blairsville, PA, handled the arrangements.