The Times West Virginian


September 21, 2013

Barbara Shafer

Barbara Jean Buchanan Shafer, 84, of Greensboro, Pa., passed away Wednesday (Sept. 18, 2013) at 8:05 p.m. at Mountainview Rehabilitation Hospital.

Barbara was born on Sunday, Feb. 3, 1929, in Morgantown, the last surviving child of James and Gertrude Hayes Buchanan.

She attended local schools in West Virginia and worked at Westinghouse in Fairmont. She was a member of the Mapletown United Methodist Church and was a former member of the Morgantown Moose Lodge.

Barbara is survived by one daughter and spouse, Linda and Joe Kois Jr.; one granddaughter, Michelle Renee Kois; and two great-granddaughters, Christal and Rhianna, all of Greensboro, Pa.; several nieces and nephews, including nieces Doris, Janet and Sharon Lorenz of California and Sandra Romano of Fairmont; nephews, Charles D. “Danny” Campbell and wife Catherine of Greensburg, Pa., and Lawrence K. Stieringer and wife JoAnn of Laurel Point; and her “favorite” nieces and nephew, Linda Stimmell, Robert Stimmell and wife Nicole of Morgantown and Chasity Soccorsi and husband Adel of Doha, Qatar.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 64 years, Ralph Q. Shafer, on May 15, 2011; one brother, Warren Buchanan; three sisters, Betsy Lorenz, Margaret Swyck and Ida Belle Campbell; and special nieces, Patty Markley, Ethel Shreeves and JoAnn Buchanan Swiger.

Friends may call from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the McCulla Funeral Home, 770 Fairmont Road, and from 12:30 p.m. until the 1:30 p.m. funeral service Monday with with Pastor Rose Saunders officiating. Burial will follow at Beverly Hills Cemetery.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

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