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Linda Susan (Cornman) Shaffer

October 26, 1949 — January 30, 2021

New Bloomfield


Linda “Tex” Susan (Cornman) Shaffer

A Take Charge Kind of Lady -

Linda “Tex” Susan (Cornman) Shaffer, age 71, of New Bloomfield, passed away on Saturday, January 30, 2021.  Linda was born on Wednesday, October 26, 1949, in Carlisle to the late Lee Earnest Cornman and Ruth Irene (Dunkleberger) Cornman.  Linda was the widow of Raymond “Piney” Robert Shaffer, who died on September 20, 2014.

Linda’s survivors include two daughters: Alisa Jane (Fry) Elicker and husband, Jesse, of Dillsburg, and Danylle Susan (Fry) Minsker and  husband Timothy, of Harrisburg; her granddaughters: Krista Elicker and Karla Elicker; her sister: Holly Lee Nitchman and husband Mark of Mechanicsburg; and her niece Shelby Nitchman.

Linda graduated from Cumberland Valley High School as part of the class of 1967. She formerly worked as a teller for Dauphin Deposit, receptionist for the Perry County Courthouse, was an equipment operator at Penndot and as a school bus driver for West Perry and Cumberland Valley School Districts.  It was during her time as a bus driver that she got the nickname “Tex” as she often wore a cowboy hat. Linda loved her pets; she had numerous horses, dogs and cats.  Linda enjoyed being outdoors and in the barn caring for her horses.  She would often take trail rides after work and on weekends. She enjoyed dressing up the horses and riding in local parades. Linda was a people person; very talkative – a social butterfly that loved interacting with others.  She was a leader; a take charge person.  Linda loved her family who will miss her very much.

All are welcome to join Linda’s family at her in person viewing on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory, 37 East Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055; and her virtual gathering beginning at 11:45 a.m. until time of virtual service at 12:15 p.m. with Celebrant Patti Vogl officiating.  A private burial will be in Longsdorf Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Contributions in celebration of Linda’s life can be made to Perry County Humane Society, 507 Sugar Run Road Millerstown, PA 17062,

Linda’s family has entrusted her care to Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory in Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421.  Read Linda’s full obituary, view her memorial video and portrait, offer condolences and sympathy, share stories and memories, upload photographs and videos, light a candle and sign her official guest book by visiting


Virtual Gathering via Video Chat

Family and friends are welcome to join Linda's family via video chat or telephone on Tuesday, February 09, 2021, beginning at approximately 11:45 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

24 Hour Viewing

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Starts at 10:30 am (Eastern time)

Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory

37 East Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

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