January 15, 2012
Kathleen Shaffer, Scranton, died early Saturday morning at home after being stricken ill. Her loving husband of 47 years is George Shaffer.
Born in England in 1935, she was the daughter of the late Christopher and Minnie Hodgkins Reilly. After the death of her mother in 1949, she and her father later immigrated from England to Scranton. She was primarily educated in England and earned a licensed practical nursing degree in the United States. She was a licensed practical nurse for Caregivers America.
Katie was very dedicate to her profession and loved the work she did. She will be deeply missed by her husband, family and all who were blessed to have known her.
In addition to her husband she is survived by her nieces and nephews along with her neighbors whom she was very close to.
Private services will be held in Abington Hills Cemetery by Rev. Scott Loomer, pastor of the Covenant Presbyterian Church.
Arrangements by the Vanston and James Funeral Home, 1401 Ash St. Scranton.
To send the family an online condolence please visit www.vanstonandjames.com.