Agnes J. (Dotter) Shafer, 99, of Palmerton, passed away Wednesday, June 5 in The Village at Palmerton.
She was the loving wife of the late Herman D. Shafer. They celebrated twenty three years of marriage together before Herman's passing in 1990.
Born in Penn Forest Township, she was the daughter of the late Nathan Dotter and the late Amanda (Getz) Dotter.
Agnes was a seamstress for over forty years. She was also a member of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union for over forty years. She began working at Nova Sportswear in Brodheadsville and later worked for Fern Brooks Sportswear. She will be deeply missed by all of her friends and family.
She is survived by a son, LaMont Raub and his wife Mary of Palmerton; three daughters, Nancy Kresge of Gilbert, Laura Bartholomew and her husband Robert of Kresgeville, Linda Banning of Andreas; a sister, Laura Getz of Palmerton; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Charles "Chuck" Chain, seven sisters and two brothers.
A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, June 19 at 11:00 AM from the Jerusalem Lutheran Cemetery, Trachsville, with Rev. David Felker officiating. Cremation will take place in H.G. Smith Crematory, Stroudsburg.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011 Washington, DC 20090.
Kresge Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.