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Betty "B.J." (Young) Shafrath

March 15, 1929 ~ January 18, 2018 (age 88)

Betty  "B.J." Shafrath, age 88 of Massillon, passed away Thursday, January 18, 2018.
She was born March 15, 1929, in Barberton the daughter of the late Irving and Bertha (Schoolcraft) Young. 
B.J. was a retired personal lines underwriter for Nationwide Insurance and had also worked for Drs. Brown and Uslick.
She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and enjoyed ceramic classes, cross stitching and needlepoint. 
B.J. is survived by her husband of 50 years, Walter Shafrath, sons and daughters-in-law; Daniel and Susan Lucas and James and Claudia Shafrath, sister Mary Lee Berenyi, and her dog Mei-Mei.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister Margaret, and her beloved pets, Annie, Maria and Babette. 
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, January 22, 2018 at 3:30 P.M. at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Fr. Edward Gretchko celebrant.
Burial to follow at St. Mary's Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Stark County Humane Society, P.O. Box, 7077   Canton, Ohio 44705 or  Crossroads Hospice,  3743 Boettler Oaks Drive Ste. E., Uniontown, Ohio 44685.
Condolences to the family may be made at
Heitger Funeral Homes and Cremation - Massillon Chapel  330-833-3248

 Service Information

Mass of Christian Burial
January 22, 2018

3:30 PM
St. Mary's Catholic Church
206 Cherry Rd. N.E.
Massillon, Ohio 44646

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