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Clara B. Shafer, 88, formerly of 831 Methodist Road, Greenville, passed away following an extended illness at 1:15 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, at St. Paul's in West Salem Township.
Clara was born in Sharpsville on Oct. 6, 1929, to the late Roscoe and Ethel (Small) Babcock.
She enjoyed a wide variety of activities. Clara liked cooking and baking. She loved the outdoors, especially when it came to camping, hunting and fishing. Clara and her late husband, Lester, would winter in Florida every year.
She was a Cub Scout den mother and a member of a bowling league for many years.
She was married to Lester J. Shafer on Jan. 20, 1951. He preceded her in death on Aug. 21, 2015.
Clara is survived by two sons, John L. Shafer of Greenville and Harold L. Shafer and his wife, Pamela, of Linesville; two grandchildren, Laurie Shafer of Linesville and Samuel Shafer and his wife, Heather, of Linesville; two great-grandchildren, Emma and Mason Shafer, both of Linesville; and sister, Elnor Reigleman of Greenville.
Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Harry, Bill, Ward and Earl Babcock; and two sisters, Ella Seddon and Margaret Charparas.

Clara B., 88, formerly of 831 Methodist Road, Greenville.
Calling hours: 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday (10-25-17) at OSBORNE-WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES INC., 73-75 Columbia Ave., Greenville.
Service: Funeral with committal prayers at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with Pastor Bill Kirker, director of spiritual services of St. Paul's in Greenville, officiating.
Burial: At a later date at Stevenson Cemetery, Greenville.
Published on October 24, 2017
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