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Rita Shaffer

Memorial services will be held at a later date in Cumberland, Md.
Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home is in charge of cremation arrangements.
Mrs. Shaffer was born March 5, 1931, in Cumberland, daughter of the late John and Margaret (Barnett) Nine. She was the widow of Ronald Shaffer, who preceded her in death June 4, 2016. Rita was a 1949 graduate of Allegany High School in Cumberland. She had been employed by Cumberland Telephone Company and was a homemaker. Rita enjoyed sewing, making crafts and collecting dolls. She was a member of Livingstone Church of the Bretheren in Cumberland. Rita was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother to her family.
She is survived by two daughters, Tracey (David) McConnell of Newburgh, Ind., and Kimberly (Scott) Dorton of Johnson City; her grandson, Kade McConnell of Newburgh; her brother, Jack (Betty) Nine of Cumberland; and her nieces and nephews, Lynn Largent, Denise Jadolwski, Diane Hartman, John Nine and Royce Clayton.
She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Shelby Lilya; and two sisters, Maybelle Faulkner and Betty Clayton.
To leave messages of condolence for the family, visit the funeral home website at www.emfuneralhome.com.

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