Savinna “Sis” Ilene Sheffer

| May 29, 2018

Savinna “Sis” Ilene Sheffer, 81, of Cochranton passed away in her home on May 27, 2018.

Born in Hawthorn, PA on January 12, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Melvin Eugene and Mable Marie (Miller) Doverspike.

Savinna attended Utica School and graduated from Franklin High School.

On February 12, 1955, she married Donald C. Sheffer. He preceded her in death on June 14, 2013.

Sis was a loving mother of eight children. After raising her family, she worked at Grandview Health Care as a nurses aide and at the Venango Manor as a certified nurses aide where she retired from. She also did some private duty nursing. Savinna worked at Deans Farm Market.

Savinna was a member of the Oil City Cycle Club and Pioneer Steam & Gas Engine Society. She was a den mother for the Boy Scouts and was active with the local 4-H clubs.

Her hobbies included quilting, sewing, canning, and cooking. She was a very good cook. She and her husband enjoyed riding their motorcycles through the years.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, George C. Sheffer and his wife, Juanita, of Greenville, Harry E. Sheffer and his wife, Marsha, of Smethport, Dale A. Sheffer of Cochranton, Mark A. Sheffer and his fiancee, Krystal Ritchie, of Lockhart, TX, Patricia L. Paris and her husband, Tim J., of Cochranton, Linda S. Wareham and her husband, Ronald F., of Stoneboro; her daughter-in-law, Hallie Sheffer of Maryland; her grandchildren, Daniel Sheffer, Mike Sheffer, Mitch Sheffer, Samuel Wareham, Ellen Wareham, Shawn Sheffer, John Sheffer, Kelly Wareham, Adam Sheffer, Marissa Sheffer, Kaylynn Sheffer, Abby Sheffer, Donnie Sheffer, Justin Anderson, Shane Anderson, Anthony Anderson, Andrew Sheffer, Jennifer Sheffer, Jessica Sheffer, Mandy Glasgow, Bric Burdick and her 19 great-grandchildren. She is further survived by her brothers Harold Doverspike and his wife, Joy, of Franklin, Kenneth Doverspike and his wife, Judy, of Polk, Lyle Doverspike and his wife, Barb, of Polk and her sister Celia Spillman and her husband, Larry, of Lake Geneva, FL; and her numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sons, John W. and Donald E. Sheffer; her grandson, Branden D. Sheffer; her sister, Martha Gadsby, and four brothers who died at a young age.

Visitation for Savinna will be held at the Gardinier Funeral Home, Inc., 1315 Chestnut Street, Franklin on Wednesday, May 30, 2018, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, May 31, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be in Knox Union Cemetery, Knox, PA.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Utica Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 83, Utica, PA 16362 and or to the Venango VNA Foundation, 491 Allegheny Blvd, Franklin, PA 16323

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