Mary Elizabeth Shaffer, 97, of Deer Park, MD went to be with her Lord on Thursday, December 3, 2020, at Dennett Road Manor Nursing Home. Born on April 26, 1923, in Swanton, she was the daughter of the late James O'Brien and Annie (Buckle) O'Brien.
Elizabeth was an active member of Faith Evangelical Free Church for 55 years, during which she served many different roles. One of her favorite things was spending time with her family and friends.
She is survived by a daughter, Linda Fike and husband Emerson "Buck" of Oakland; two grandsons, Chad Fike and wife Crystal of Oakland and Ryan Fike and girlfriend Angela Casper of Chicago, IL; a sister-in-law, Lorene Upperman; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Eugene Shaffer, in 2016; five sisters, Helen Bittinger and husband Ed, Bertha Keller and husband George, Blanche Brant and husband Jack, Mae Cooper and husband Charles, and Mildred DeWitt and husband Paul; five brothers, Harry O'Brien and wife Gladys, Arthur "Bob" O'Brien and wife Beulah, Jimmie O'Brien, George O'Brien and wife Patsy, and Carlton O'Brien; and a brother-in-law, Ralph Shaffer and wife Margaret.
Services are private and interment will be in the Garrett County Memorial Gardens.
The C & S Fredlock Funeral Home, P.A., Oakland is honored to be serving the Shaffer family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Garrett County, PO Box 271, Oakland, MD 21550.