Wilhelmina "Billie" Shaffer

Wilhelmina M. (Klinger) “Billie” Shaffer, 106, passed away Sunday morning, August 22, 2021, at the Lutheran Community At Telford. She formerly lived in Harleysville, PA and was a former resident of Skippack, PA for over 95 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Winfield R. “Winnie” Shaffer, on October 20, 1992.


Born March 29, 1915, in Tower City, PA, she was a daughter of the late Lloyd and Catharine (Meinhardt) Klinger. She was a graduate of the former Collegeville High School.


Mrs. Shaffer was a long-time member of Trinity Christian United Church of Christ in Skippack, PA, where she sang in the choir for 35 years and served on the Worship Committee, Women’s Guild, and other organizations within the church.


She was very devoted to her family. Surviving is a son, Bruce W. Shaffer and his loving companion, Mary Beth Gambone, of Harleysville, PA. Also surviving are two grandchildren and five great grandchildren: Brian W. Shaffer and his wife, Julie, and their daughters, Sabrina, Marissa and Naomi, of Philadelphia, PA; and Dr. Stephanie Huzij and her husband, Dr. Ted Huzij, and their daughters, Lydia and Natalie, of Colorado Springs, CO. She is also survived by Mary Beth’s two sons: Leonard Creitz and his sons, Lennie and Dylan, of Harleysville, PA; and Nathan Creitz and his wife, Heather, and their daughters, Ava and Mallory, of Gilbertsville, PA; and many loving nieces and nephews.


In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by an infant sister, Barbara Jean Klinger; two brothers, Gustav and David Klinger; and a sister, Ruth Haines.


Family will receive friends for her viewing from 9:30-10:45am on Friday, August 27, 2021 at Trinity Christian United Church of Christ, 2009 Church Road, Skippack, PA, where the public funeral service will begin at 11am. Burial will follow at Whitemarsh Memorial Park in Prospectville, PA. Funeral arrangements are by the R. L. Williams, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. of Skippack, PA, Online condolences may be made to the family at www.RLWilliamsFuneralHome.com.