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Vanessa Shaffer

January 18, 1954 — July 17, 2012

P. Dean Homer Funeral Home J. Jeffrey Homer, Supervisor 1 Grovedale Lane Wyalusing, Pennsylvania 18853 Tel 570 746-1444 Fax 570 928-8116 Email OBITUARY July 17, 2012 Vanessa Anderson Shaffer, age 58, of Wyalusing, PA, passed away on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at home with her loving family at her side. Vanessa was born on January 18, 1954 at home in Terry Twp, PA, daughter of the late Raymond “Smokey” and Dorothy Benjamin Anderson. She graduated from the Wyalusing High School in the class of 1971. She married Richard C. Shaffer of Wyalusing on October 15, 1977. She was a homemaker but was employed for several years as a Baker at the former Honchell’s Market in Wyalusing. Vanessa was a member of The Wyalusing Methodist Church, Wyalusing, PA. She loved spending time with her family and friends and especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed bowling with her sister Laura’s Team the “Contacts” in the Wyalusing Women’s Bowling League. Surviving: Spouse: Richard C. Shaffer at home Sons and daughter-in-law: Richard R. & Colleen Shaffer Wyalusing, PA Calvin Shaffer Wyalusing, PA Brother: George Anderson & Norma Lee Farrell Wyalusing, PA Sisters and brothers-in-law: Martha (Arthur) Cole Towanda, PA Jan (Russell) Williams Wyalusing, PA Grandchildren: Zachary & Isaac Shaffer Wyalusing, PA Several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister: Laura E. Loyack on December 31, 2011, a brother-in-law, Robert A. Loyack Sr. on December 4, 1999 and a nephew Jacob Drew Heeman on February 16, 2006. To honor Vanessa’s wishes there will be no funeral service, but friends may call at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home on Monday, July 23, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. The family will provide the flowers and requests that Memorial Contributions be sent to the Wyalusing Fire Department, PO Box 86, Wyalusing, PA 18853 To send condolences or sign the e-guestbook, please go to To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Vanessa Shaffer, please visit our flower store.


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