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Melanie Kay Shaffer

June 10, 1949 ~ September 8, 2021 (age 72)


Melanie Kay Shaffer, 72, of Kittanning, died Wednesday, September 8, 2021, in the comfort of her home.

Born June 10, 1949, in Kittanning, she was a daughter of the late Samuel George and Phyllis J. (Shick) Walker.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Kittanning, and had worked at Big River Manufacturing.

Melanie enjoyed sewing, playing cards, baking, and gardening.

Surviving are her children: Jeffrey Neale Shaffer and Laura Kay Shaffer, both of Kittanning; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a brother, Dennis Walker of Worthington.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Jack Shaffer, on February 16, 2010; a sister, Sandra Johnson; and three brothers, John, Samuel, and Vince Walker.

At the family’s request, there will be no public visitation or services.  Arrangements are in the care of Welch Funeral Service LLC, 1032 Fourth Ave., Ford City.  To share memories or condolences, please visit

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