Christina F. Shaffer

LEWISTOWN – Christina F. Shaffer, 73, of 12 S. Locke Ave., Yeagertown, died at 8:52 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital.

Born April 16, 1940, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Martin and Nell (Finkle) Updegrove. Her husband, William F. “Bill” Shaffer, whom she married on June 11, 1976, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Denise Foss and husband, Howard, of Lewistown, Joseph M. Anastasi and fiancee, Nancy Frankhouser, of Burnham, Vincent H. Anastasi and wife, Darla, of Intercourse, and Melissa J. Anastasi-Plank and husband, Tim, of Reedsville; stepchildren, Lisa Smith and husband, Randy, of Beaver Springs, Sherry Snook and husband, Brad, of McClure, and Steve Shaffer and wife, Robin, of Middleburg; granddaughters, Heather, Courtney, Brianna, Sierra and Montana; stepgrandchildren, Doug, Jeremy, Kerrigan, Kassondra, Tyler, Maggie, Colton, Lincoln and Lacey; great-grand- daughter, Jocelyn; stepgreat-grandchildren, Hunter, Miranda and Alaina; and a brother, Lynn M. Updegrove and wife, Gayle, of Jonesboro, Ga.

Christina attended Menno-Union High School. She was primarily a homemaker and served as an Avon representative for 35 years.

She was a member of Calvary Bible Church. She enjoyed praise and worship, being part of her home groups, going to Christian concerts and taking trips to Lancaster County Bible Church.

She was a good listener and was dedicated to helping her family. She enjoyed spending time with her family and loved her grandchildren.

She was an avid walker and enjoyed baking with her grandchildren and going to Broadway plays.

A public funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at Calvary Bible Church, with Pastor Howard Houtz officiating. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in Belleville.

A private viewing for family and close friends will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the church.

Should friends desire, memorial donations may be made to the Calvary Bible Church, 100 Calvary Lane, Lewistown, PA 17044.

Arrangements are under the care of Henderson Funeral Home Inc., 3813 W. Main St., Belleville.