Elizabeth Jean Dahl Shaner Age: 85 • Lexington, VA Elizabeth "Betty" Jean Dahl Shaner, 85, of Lexington passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, April 15. Her heart was broken after the passing one month earlier of her beloved husband of 65 years, Joe Colon Shaner, Jr. Born on October 20, 1931 in Hot Springs, Virginia to Elmer Frank Martin Dahl and Evelyn Lucille Mitchell Dahl, "Betty Jean" spent a joyful childhood in Staunton, Virginia on North Augusta Street, where she was doted on by her brothers and sisters, all of whom preceded her in death: Mitchell Frank, Robert Frederick, Mary Lucille, Evelyn Louise, Harry Allen, and Charles William. Betty is survived by her children Catherine Elizabeth Shaner Carlock (Craig) and Mitchell Dahl Shaner (Laura), all of Lexington. She was preceded in death by her oldest and youngest sons, Joe Colon Shaner, III and Mark William Shaner. She cherished and was cherished by her seven grandchildren: Joe and Catherine Carlock; Jackson, Peter, and Gabriel Shaner; and Mark and Elizabeth Shaner. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held on Saturday, April 22 at 11 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church in Lexington. Memorial contributions may be made to Rockbridge Area Relief Association (RARA), P O Box 640, Lexington, VA 24450.
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