Nellie Lenore Shaffer

| December 24, 2018

Nellie Lenore Shaffer of New Bethlehem passed away on December 21, 2018, at the Armstrong County Memorial Hospital in Kittanning following a recent illness. She was 72 years of age.

Born on December 30, 1945, in Mahoning Township, Armstrong County, she was the daughter of the late John and Deloris (Scott) Reesman. On December 19, 1987, she married Charles L. Shaffer, who survives.

She is also survived by her sons, Mark Means of New Bethlehem, and Matthew Means of Strattanville; three grandchildren, Leah Dubrock, Catherine Means, and Camden Means; and three great-grandchildren, Avah, Novah, and Ryah Dubrock.

In addition, she is survived by her brothers and sisters, Doreen Snyder of Mayport, Craig Reesman of New Bethlehem, Dennis Reesman of Rimersburg, Gary Reesman of Corsica, and James Reesman of Leeper; numerous nieces and nephews, and a special niece Jamie Turnbull.

Nellie was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Ronald and David Reesman.

Nellie worked for many years as a selecter for Owens-Illinois Glass Container in Clarion before she retired. Since retiring, she has enjoyed taking time to be with her family, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She liked the arts, painting and doing crafts.

Memorial donations may be made in Nellie’s name to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (, 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004.

Arrangements are under the care of the Goble Funeral Home and Crematory in Clarion. As per Nellie’s expressed wishes, there will be no visitation or formal services.

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