Gloria Louise Shafer, beloved wife of Charles Robert Shafer, died December 27, 2021, near Sharpsburg, Maryland.

Gloria was born on November 05,1932 to William C. L. & Addie M. (Shank) Renner at their home in Sharpsburg. She graduated from Hagerstown High School, Class of 1950, and was then employed by Potomac Edison Company as a customer service representative for forty-five years, where she received the award for Excellence in Customer Service.

On August 05, 1956, she married Bob Shafer, beginning a happy, loving union that endured until her demise. Bob and Gloria have three children – Alison Elaine, Diana Lynn & Timothy Robert Shafer, and one grandchild, Grant Tyler Shafer.

Gloria was a life-long and devoted member of Christ Reformed United Church of Christ, Sharpsburg, and was a member and frequent officer, including serving as treasurer for seventeen years, of their Women’s Guild. She enjoyed singing in the choir and singing hymns in her sweet soprano voice. She was also religiously devoted to the Baltimore Orioles and Cal Ripken. She was also a former member of the Potomac Edison Forerunners.

Gloria was notable for her loving nature and her indefatigable cheerfulness. She was happiest being in her home with her family (and in later years, in her chair in her home with her family). Her passing leaves an empty spot in our lives.

Gloria is survived by her husband, children, grandchild & a sister, Penny Owens, along with nieces & nephews. She was predeceased by five siblings – Lucille, Bonnie, Randall, Darla & Nevin.

The Osborne Funeral Home, P.A. 425 S. Conococheague St. Williamsport, MD will be open on Sunday, January 2, 2022 from 12:00 – 5:00 pm for the convenience of family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at Christ Reformed UCC 117 W. Main St. Sharpsburg, MD on Monday, January 3, 2022 at 11:00 am with Rick Bishop officiating. The family will receive friends 2 hours prior to the service on Monday from 9:00 – 11:00 am. Interment will be in Mt. View Cemetery Sharpsburg, MD.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to:

Christ Reformed UCC P.O. Box 503 Sharpsburg, MD 21782

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