Mary Ann Shafer, age 49, of Salem, died on Friday, January 17, 2020 at Salem Regional Medical Center, Salem.
She was born on June 15, 1970 in Salem, OH, daughter of Gary Shafer and Karen Baker.
Mary had worked as a laborer with EDI and was a member of First Church of Christ, East Palestine. She was involved with the Special Olympics and was a member of God's Love. Mary enjoyed attending church, singing and dancing.
Mary is survived by her mother, Karen Baker of Salem; brother, James (Roberta) Shafer Sr. of Massillon; two nephews, Matthew (Cory) Shafer and James (Caitlin) Shafer Jr.; two great nephews, Kelly and Theodore Shafer and two great nieces, Piper and Presley Shafer.
She was preceded in death by her father, Gary Shafer
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm and from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Van Dyke-Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home, East Palestine.
The family will also receive friends on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, from 10:00 am – 11:00 am at the First Church of Christ, East Palestine.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at 11:00 am at the First Church of Christ, East Palestine, with Mr. James Ostick, Minister officiating.
Burial will take place at Petersburg Cemetery, Petersburg.
Due to allergies in the family, it has been requested that no roses be sent to the funeral home.
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