Irene E. Sheaffer

Irene E. Sheaffer, 93, of Evendale, entered into rest on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, at Brookline Manor, Mifflintown. She was the wife of the late Palmer E. Sheaffer, who preceded her in death on Sept. 20, 1999. Irene was born on Oct. 25, 1923, in Juniata County, the daughter of the late Banks and Nettie (Benner) Hoffman.

She was formerly employed at the Richfield Shirt Factory and retired from the McAlisterville Dress Factory.

Irene was a member of Richfield Mennonite Church. She loved her family and enjoyed baking and sewing.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Diane S. and Delbert Ferster, of Boyertown; a son-in-law, William Milbrand, of Watsontown; four grandchildren: Mark Milbrand, of Beaumont, Texas, Melissa Phillips and her husband, Aaron, of Evendale, Matthew Milbrand and his wife, Jennifer, of Jersey Shore, and Allen Ferster and his wife, Amy, of Pottstown; seven great- grandchildren, Alec Phillips, Ava Phillips, Arianna Milbrand, Jessalyn Milbrand, Jordan Milbrand, Conor Ferster and Morgan Ferster; a sister-in-law, Gladys Hoffman, of McAlisterville; and many nieces and nephews.

Irene was preceded in death by a daughter, Darlene Milbrand; and three brothers, Merrill Hoffman, Nevin Hoffman and Earl Hoffman.

Friends and family are invited to the viewing from 7 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, and again from 9 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016, at the George P. Garman Funeral Homes Inc., 9366 Route 35, Mt. Pleasant Mills. Officiating will be Pastor Brittin F. Stimeling. Burial will be in Richfield Union Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be made in loving memory of Irene to Abundant Blessings, 22 Abundant Blessings Drive, Mifflintown, PA 17059.