Vanessa Anderson Shaffer, 58, of Wyalusing, PA, passed away on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at home with her loving family at her side. Born on Jan. 18, 1954 at home in Terry Twp., she was a daughter of the late Raymond “Smokey” and Dorothy Benjamin Anderson. She graduated from the Wyalusing High School in the Class of 1971. She married Richard C. Shaffer of Wyalusing on Oct. 15, 1977. She was a homemaker but was employed for several years as a baker at the former Honchell’s Market in Wyalusing.
Vanessa was a member of the Wyalusing United Methodist Church. She loved spending time with her family and friends and especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed bowling with her sister, Laura’s team, the “Contacts” in the Wyalusing Women’s Bowling League.
Surviving are her spouse, Richard C. Shaffer at home; sons and daughter-in-law, Richard R. and Colleen Shaffer and Calvin Shaffer of Wyalusing; brother, George Anderson and Norma Lee Farrell of Wyalusing; sisters and brothersin law, Martha (Arthur) Cole of Towanda, Jan (Russell) Williams of Wyalusing; grandchildren, Zachary and Isaac Shaffer of Wyalusing and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by a sister, Laura E. Loyack on Dec. 31, 2011; a brother-in-law, Robert A. Loyack, Sr. on Dec. 4, 1999, and a nephew, Jacob Drew Heeman on Feb. 16, 2006.
To honor Vanessa’s wishes, there will be no funeral service, but friends may call at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home on Monday, July 23 from 6 to 8 p.m.
The family will provide the flowers. They request that memorial contributions be sent to the Wyalusing Valley Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 86, Wyalusing, PA 18853.
To send condolences or sign the e-guestbook, please go to www.homerfuneralhome.com.