Debra L. Shaffer

Debra L. Shaffer, 51, of Cogan Station, died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, at The Gatehouse.

Born Sept. 16, 1962, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of Richard G. and Elizabeth (Kielwein) Ward. She married Richard I. Shaffer and would have celebrated 31 years together on Oct. 2.

Debra graduated from Williamsport Area High School. She worked at the Williamsport Home for 21 years and at Penn College for almost 10 years. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, crafts and was a dog lover.

Surviving in addition to her husband and mother, are a son, Andrew, of Cogan Station; a daughter, Haylie, of Cogan Station; granddaughter, Laila Monroe and several cousins.

A memorial service will be held 6 p.m. Friday at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport. Visitation will be held 5 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Debra’s name may be made to The Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.