Lillian Ruth "Midge" (McKinney) Shaffer

August 10, 1931 ~ December 21, 2019 (age 88)


Lillian Ruth “Midge” Shaffer, 88, of Keyser, WV, formerly of Oakland, MD and Elliottsville, PA, passed away on Saturday, December 21, 2019, at Dawnview Center, Fort Ashby, WV.

Born August 10, 1931, in Uniontown, PA, she was the daughter of the late James Leo and Pearl Irene (Bruce) McKinney; She was also preceded in death by her husband Robert Shaffer; a grandson, Matthew Shaffer, on 11-10-17; three brothers, James “Mich”, Dwite “Bill” and Bernard “Buck” McKinney; two sisters, Beatrice Bryte and Mary Jane Wolfe.

Midge and her husband, Robert established Manor Builders in 1963 and operated it until 1986. She was employed by the Garrett County Health Department as a secretary until her retirement in 1996. Midge was a charter member of the Wharton Furnace Union Church, Elliottsville and in her spare time she loved to square dance.

She is survived by two sons, R. Lee Shaffer, Moorefield, WV; Randy Shaffer and wife, Katrina, Bruceton Mills, WV; a daughter, Robin Fazenbaker and husband, William, Keyser, WV; a brother, Donald McKinney, Concord, NC; four grandchildren, Michael Witt, Bobby Witt, James Shaffer, Sarah Beckman; seven great-grandchildren, Caleb Witt, Nathan Shaffer, Ava Witt, Kyle Witt, Sam Shaffer, Selena Shaffer and Lainey Beckman.

Friends will be received at Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., 1100 Memorial Dr., Oakland, MD, on Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel on Friday, December 27, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Matthew Paugh officiating. Interment will be in Garrett County Memorial Gardens, Oakland.

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December 26, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., Oakland
1100 Memorial Drive
Oakland, MD 21550

Funeral Service
December 27, 2019

11:00 AM
Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., Oakland
1100 Memorial Drive
Oakland, MD 21550

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