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Dora D. "Dordean" Shaffer, 76, of New Castle passed away the afternoon of Dec. 15, 2017, at UPMC Jameson Hospital.
Born Aug. 31, 1941, in Leburn, Ky., she was the daughter of Richard and Emma Sloan Owens.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Paul R. Shaffer, whom she married Nov. 5, 1963.
A 1959 graduate of Laurel High School, Dora was a homemaker. She enjoyed reading, flowers and nature.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Richard W. (Deborah) Gibson of New Castle and Paul R. Shaffer Jr. of Bryans Road, Md.; two sisters, Irene Smith of New Castle and Patty Richards of Tenn.; and two grandchildren, Adam Gibson and Stephanie Gibson.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, McKinley "Mac" Owens, Howard "Kelly" Owens and Frank Owens; and one sister, Darlene Messner.
In keeping with Dora's wishes, there will be no calling hours or service.
Arrangements are by the R. Cunningham Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., where online condolences may be offered at www.cunninghamfh.com.
Published on December 18, 2017
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