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Dr Eugene Blair Shaffer, 81, passed away on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at Indiana Regional Medical Center.

Son of Jason and Annabelle (Craig) Shaffer, he was born March 9, 1940 in Indiana, Pennsylvania.

Eugene graduated from Marion Center High School, Class of 1958. He then attended Indiana University in Pennsylvania and graduated in 1962. After graduating from college, he continued his studies at the National College of Chiropractic, graduating in 1965.

Dr Shaffer was a member of the Creekside United Methodist Church where he was a member of the choir and taught in Sunday school. He was also a member of the church darts club, a member of Gideon, and a life member of Trout Unlimited.

Eugene was passionate about evangelism, God and the faith.

His interests included fly fishing, participating in sporting events, cruises, Friday night pizzas and Sunday picnics. He loved Sheetz, the Benamati hot dogs and also the Red Lobster. Eugene was delighted when he and Karen visited Israel.

As a doctor of chiropractic medicine, he was dedicated to those he served.

Her life was a matter of faith, family and fishing.

Survivor is his beloved wife, Karen (Bark) Shaffer whom he married on January 21, 1994; children, LuAnn S. (Kevan) Talley, Susan J. (William) Strittmatter, Robin A. (Dennis) Patterson, Erica J. (Robert) Ackerson, stepchildren, Christina (Richard) Battick and Justin L. Beers; seventeen grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; sister, Thelma Mae (Jack) Roberts; half-brother, Wallace (Mary) Shaffer; and half-sister Lydia (Richard) Work; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding Eugene in death were his parents ;, brothers, Irwin and Carlysle; and his first wife, Sally (Welch) Shaffer.

Friends will be received Sunday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Creekside United Methodist Church. The funeral will be private with Pastors Lois Jackson and Reverend Doc. Paul Morris, co-officiant.

Interment, also private, will be in Harmony Grove Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be sent to Creekside United Methodist Church, 444 Indiana Road, Creekside, PA 15732.

“Well done, good and faithful servant”

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