Anna L. (Bailey) ShiffertNovember 4, 1926 ~ April 4, 2017 (age 90)
Anna L. Shiffert, 90, of Orwigsburg passed away April 4, 2017, at Manor Care Sinking Spring. Born Nov 4, 1926 in Harrisburg, she was one of the twin daughters of the late Francis and Marion (Davis) Bailey. Anna and her twin sister graduated at 16 from Schuylkill Haven High School in 1943. Her first job was as an office clerk in Alpha Mills Schuylkill Haven.
While her children were young, Anna devoted her time and talents to sewing, baking wedding cakes, crocheting, and raising her children. Later as the children got older she went back to work at Kepner Scott shoe company in the office and ultimately as the Borough of Orwigsburg Municipal Secretary where she would spend 20 years doing the bookkeeping and office work. She was the first certified Municipal clerk in Schuylkill County, completing three years of course work at Shippensburg University her working life ended at Ehrlich in Pottsville in 1991.
Anna was a Life member of the Orwigsburg Chapter No. 424 Order of the Eastern Star, the past treasurer of Orwigsburg Senior Citizens where she devoted much time to organizing and running bus trips to dinner theaters, plays, and vacation spots. Anna served as president of the Blue Mountain PTA, was a Girl Scout leader for many years, and was a member of the Pennsylvania Association of Notaries as a Notary. Bowling in a league in Pottsville was a passion of Anna’s for many years. She belonged to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and had all her children baptized and educated in the church.
Anna loved to travel, play cards, do crosswords, read libraries full of books, and generally beat everyone at board games.
She was predeceased by her siblings, Brother Robert Bailey, twin sister Jeanne Kelly, Brother James Bailey.
Anna is survived by four children, Donna L. Sawyer of South Carolina, Sandra J. Hain of West Reading, Rawn D. Shiffert of Homosassa, and Florida, and Anne M. (Shiffert) Rutkowski, wife of Frank Rutkowski, Wyomissing.
There are six grandchildren, Jennifer Harvey, Michelle Hain, Jeffrey Hain, Rebecca Shtofman, David Rutkowski, and Mark Rutkowski
Anna also had five lovely great-grandchildren, Tabitha, Julianna, Max, Zoe, and Lucy
Kathleen Allen of Harrisburg is a surviving niece.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, May 2nd at Hamilton-Breiner Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. in Orwigsburg, PA. Visitation from 10 until time of service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, PO Box 156 Orwigsburg PA 17961.
St Paul's Lutheran Church
P.O. Box 156, Orwigsburg PA 17961