Kathryn Friede Shaffer passed away on November 23, 2018 at home after a short illness.
Kathryn was the daughter of the late Herbert A. and Margaret Lewis Friede of Wheeling, WV and Washington, DC and was the granddaughter of Catherine Jones Lewis. She was
preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Howard D. Shaffer; her daughters, Elisabeth F. Shaffer, Kathleen Ann Carroll; and sister, Janet Whiting.
Kathryn earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics from West Virginia University and a Master of Arts degree in Home Economics from Marshall University.
She retired from WVU in 1996, as an Extension Associate Professor Emerita. In her 25 years with the Extension Service, Kathryn worked in Lincoln and Kanawha Countries as the agent responsible for 4-H and Family and Consumer Sciences programs. In addition, to the traditional extension programs, she produced and hosted “A Better Way” TV program for the WV Library Commission. She was a regular contributor of articles for the Charleston Newspaper.
Her early career began as a Home Economist for the Potomac Electric Power Co., Washington, DC and she was employed by the Veterans Administration, Claims Division, in Washington, DC. In 1991, she was named Outstanding Extension Home Economist by the West Virginia Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. She served on numerous state and community boards and committees.
Kathryn was a member of Christ Church United Methodist; American West Virginia and National Extension Associations of Family and Consumer Sciences; a member of multiple societies and organizations relating to her profession; Alpha Phi International Sorority; CEOS/Kanawha City and West Virginia University Emeritus Club.
Kathryn is survived by her daughter, Margaret L. Shaffer; grandson, Jackson Shaffer Lilly (Chelsey); granddaughter, Lauren Blowers (Matt); nephew, Charles E. Whiting (Jennifer); niece, Lisa Whiting Tessicini; great grandson, Cameron Blowers.
A Service of Death and Resurrection will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, November 29, 2018 at Christ Church United Methodist Chapel, with Rev. Jonathan Moon officiating.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Christ Church United Methodist, 1221 Quarrier Street, Charleston, WV 25301.
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Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home has been entrusted to handle the arrangements.