Mrs. Miriam Shafer, age 88 of Fernandina Beach, FL passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday, September 13, 2019 at her residence.
She was born on December 15, 1930 in Williamsport, PA to the late Theodore and Florence Ulmer.
Miriam graduated in 1948 from Hepburnville High School. She was working at L.L. Stearns in Williamsport when she met and married Donald L. Shafer (deceased). They lived in Montoursville where Miriam was a cost accountant at Carey McFalls. She also volunteered for Children and Youth Services working with troubled youth. Both Miriam and her husband were active in St. Paul’s United Methodist church fellowship and developed many long-lasting friendships with the Dorothy Long class. They moved to Fernandina Beach, Florida in 1998 and joined the fellowship of the Memorial United Methodist Church. Miriam attended weekly prayer meetings, book club, and was involved in many activities in Fernandina, such as the Book Festival.
Miriam was a loving wife and mother. She is survived by two sons, Mark Shafer and his wife, Amelia of Fernandina Beach,, FL; Ken Shafer and his wife Brenda of Williamsport, PA, and her daughter, Debbie McCafferty also of Fernandina Beach, FL Her youngest daughter, Laura Shafer, passed away in May of 2009.
She has three grandchildren: Ryan and Shannon McCafferty, and Amy (Shafer) Fehl and her husband, Corey Fehl. She has two great grandaughters, Piper and Sloane Fehl.
Miriam is survived by one brother, Dale Ulmer and wife, Dixie of North Carolina, many brothers and sisters-in-law, as well as nephews and nieces.
A memorial service to be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at St. Paul’s Calvary United Methodist Church in Williamsport, PA.