Marian Merch

Marian L. (Shaffer) Merch, 87, formerly of Lander and West Springfield, Pa. passed away Thursday, September 4, 2014 at the Warren Manor.

She was born February 15, 1927, a daughter to the late Ralph and Mabel (Arnold) Shaffer. Marian graduated from Lander High School and then worked for G.E. in Erie and also as a cook in many restaurants for a number of years.

She is survived by her siblings, Frances Decker of Russell, Pa., Ralph (Janice) Shaffer of Lander, Pa., Norman (Elsie) Shaffer of Lander, Pa., Stanley Shaffer of Downsville, N.Y., Beryl (David) Miller of Jamestown, N.Y., Gladys (Alton) Chase of Sugar Grove, Pa., Nancy Healey of Lander, Pa. and Carol Davenport of Ashville, N.Y. Marian is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Frank Merch on November 24, 2008 and 3 sisters, Ella Joyce Peterson, Virginia Coughlin and Joanne Gallupo.

Friends will be received on Monday, September 8th, for a half hour prior to a funeral service that will be held at 11 AM at the Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 314 N. Main Street in Youngsville, with the Rev. Marcus Briggs, pastor of the Rouse Warren Co. Home, officiating. Burial will be in the Springfield Cemetery in West Springfield, Pa.

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