Betty A. Shaffer, 68, of Wilmington, Ohio went to be with the Lord 12:26 PM, Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at University Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio. She was born August 27, 1943, daughter of the late Elizabeth Shaffer Wilson. She was adopted and raised by her late grandparents, Jesse and Carrie Shaffer, in the New Vienna area. She was a graduate of New Vienna High School.
Betty worked at Wilmington College for 45 years. She began her career as secretary to the director of development in 1961. She left Wilmington College briefly to work at the New Vienna Church of Christ, but returned to Wilmington College in 1978 to work in the institutional planning office. In 1988 she became the assistant to the college president, a position she continued to hold. She attended Bible Baptist Church in Wilmington and enjoyed traveling with her friends and being around children. Betty is survived by her cousins and numerous friends.
Funeral services will be 11:00 AM, Saturday, December 10, 2011 in the McCoy Room of Kelly Center on the Wilmington College Campus, College Street, Wilmington, Ohio with Rev. Josh Dixon officiating. Burial will be in New Vienna I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Friends may call from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM, Saturday, December 10, 2011 in the McCoy Room of Kelly Center, Wilmington College.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Betty Shaffer Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o The Advancement Office, Wilmington College, Pyle Center Box 1307, Wilmington, Ohio 45177.