Maria E. Shipers
Maria E. Shipers, 86, of Sutersville, formerly of Blythedale, died on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, at the home of her daughter, Diana Janitor. She was born on April 12, 1930, in Blythedale, a daughter of Carlo and Adlena (Sassi) Lorenzini. She was the wife of the late Carl E. Shipers Sr. She is survived by daughters, Diana M. Janitor, of Sutersville, and Catherine L. Keegan and her husband, Robert, of Irwin; sons, Carl E. Shipers and his wife, Aijun, of Pittsburgh, and Benjamin J. Shipers and his friend, Annette Luty, of Herminie; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by brother, Joseph Lorenzini, and son-in-law, Bernard Janitor. She was a member of the former St. Charles Barromeo Church, Sutersville; Holy Family Church, West Newton; Ladies Auxiliary of Blythedale Volunteer Fire Company; and Senior Citizens of West Newton. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at RALPH L. JOHNSON FUNERAL HOME, 3411 Wood St., Buena Vista, PA 15018 (412-751-6481). A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at Holy Family Church, West Newton, Father James Bump. Interment at West Newton Cemetery.
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