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Ruby Grace, 92, Milford Township, died March 17, 2017, at Meadowview Nursing Center. Born Jan. 26, 1925, in Somerset, she is the daughter of the late Walter E. and Cora (Dickey) Shaffer. Also preceded in death by her husband, Forrest Vernon Shumaker; brothers, Galen, Walter Jr. and Blaine Shaffer; and sisters, Violet Romesberg, Iva Shumaker, Velma Romesberg, Dorothy Romesberg and Mary Shaffer. Survived by children, Joyce Morocco, and husband, Steve; Vernon Shumaker, both of Somerset; Phillip Shumaker, and wife, Debra, Reading Mine; and Joan Lauer, and husband, Wade, Gettysburg; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Sister of Melvin Shaffer, Virginia Harned and Erla Judy, all of Somerset. Grace was a member of the Milford United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school for many years. She was a dedicated homemaker, who enjoyed cooking, baking and gardening, and sharing with her family and friends. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Robert H. Halverson Funeral Home and from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. Monday at Milford United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Douglas Burns and the Rev. David McCall, officiating. Interment in Union Cemetery, New Centerville. Contributions may be made to Milford United Methodist Church, 368 Bando Road, Somerset, Pa. 15501. Condolences may be made at www.halversonfuneralhome.com.
Published on March 19, 2017
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