Josephine Shatzer

Obituary of Josephine Elaine Shatzer

Josephine Elaine Shatzer, 96, of Morgantown died July 16, 2022 at her home. She was born on June 30, 1926 in Morgantown to the late George Franklin and Beatrice (Thomas) Childs. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wallace Shatzer, whom she married on February 4, 1945; her sister and brother-in-law, Veronica and Roger McKinney, and many close relatives in the Thomas family. She was a faithful lifelong member of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church (formerly St. Theresa) and was an alumna of St. Francis High School in Morgantown. She worked as a telephone operator for C&P Telephone for more than 21 years until her retirement in 1983, was actively involved in the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 548, and continued her community service throughout her retirement with the Telephone Pioneers of America. She is survived by her three children: Brian (Sharon) Shatzer of Morgantown, Donna (Michael) Murray of Tampa, Florida, and Bradley (Debbie) Shatzer of Stow, Ohio; five grandchildren: Mark (Nicole) Shatzer, Amanda (Stephen) Poorbaugh, Angel (John) Martin, Sheila (Dave) Graham, and Gary (Amy) Shatzer; seven great-grandchildren: Mackenzie, Madison, and Jackson Poorbaugh, Andrew Martin, Jacob and Olivia Graham, and Cohen Shatzer; and many beloved cousins, nieces, and nephews. The family would like to thank all those who helped care for Josephine over the past year, especially Theresa "Tess" Novotny and Pauline Jenkins. Special thanks and gratitude to Sister Nancy White for her weekly visits that always included much love and laughter. Friends and family will be received on Tuesday, July 19 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church from 10 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. with Rev. Msgr. Anthony Cincinnati as celebrant. Burial will follow at Beverly Hills Memorial Garden. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, 1 Guthrie Lane, Morgantown, WV 26508. Online condolences may be made at www.hastingsfuneralhome.com
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Tuesday
19
July

Visitation

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Tuesday, July 19, 2022
St Francis de Sales Catholic Church
One Guthrie Lane
Morgantown, West Virginia, United States
Tuesday
19
July

Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday, July 19, 2022
St Francis de Sales Catholic Church
One Guthrie Lane
Morgantown, West Virginia, United States

Burial

Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens
1290 Fairmont Rd.
Westover, West Virginia, United States
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