Maria Shiffer, 79, Bollman Hat Factory, Ephrata Amvets Auxiliary member, great cook

By on August 10, 2016

Maria Shiffer, 79, of Ephrata, passed away Saturday, July 30, 2016, at Hospice and Community Care, Mount Joy.

She was born in Germany on Feb. 3, 1937, and was the wife of Gene E. Shiffer, with whom she shared 42 years of marriage.

Marie was an auxiliary member of Ephrata Amvets Post No. 136. She was a great cook, enjoyed doing crafts, and watching football. She worked as a machine operator for Bollman Hat Factory for 15 years.

In addition to her husband, Maria is survived by a son: Anthony Garcia of New York; three daughters: Michelle, wife of Scott Innes, of Texas; Annie Estrada of North Carolina; Veronica Stewart of Maryland; a granddaughter: Amber Hileman; many nieces and nephews; and extended family in Germany.

A celebration of Maria’s life will be held at Ephrata Amvets Post No. 138, 614 S. State St., Ephrata, on Sunday, Aug. 28, at 2 p.m..

Memorial contributions in Maria’s memory may be made to Stradling Funeral Home, 201 Church Ave., P.O. 92, Ephrata, PA 17522, to help with expenses or to

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at

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