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Jane S. Peters

February 16, 1924 — April 9, 2021

Roberta Jane Shaffer Peters of the Masonic Village in Elizabethtown and former long-time resident of Camp Hill, passed away April 9, 2021. She was born February 16, 1924 in a Perry County farmhouse to the late Edward Newton Shaffer and Anna Marie (Weller) Shaffer. Jane was predeceased by her devoted husband, Ralph E. Peters, Sr. in 2015.

Jane grew up in Harrisburg and graduated from John Harris High School (Class of 1941), as well as Indiana State Teachers College, earning a teaching degree in Home Economics in 1945. She taught Home Economics for several years in the State College, Millersburg, and Camp Hill School Districts.

Jane married Ralph E. Peters, Sr. in 1948 and became a homemaker, mother, and volunteer. They traversed the country representing the Pennsylvania Jaycees in the early 1950s. A long-time member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Highland Park, she served in many capacities including Church Council President, Sunday School teacher, editor of Grace News, and member of many committees. She served as President of the Cumberland-Perry Mental Health Association and the Central PA Literacy Council. A long-time member of the Harrisburg Country Club, Jane thoroughly enjoyed playing with the nine-hole golf league and bridge group. She loved her neighborhood bridge group in Allendale as well. Writing poetry and sharing it with others was one of her pleasures, self-publishing a poetry volume entitled “Wit, Wisdom and Whimsy.”

Jane is survived by four children, Sheila Peters of Elizabethtown, Gail Jones (husband, John “Buzz” Jones) of Gettysburg, Ralph Peters, Jr. (wife, Rene Carlson) of Mount Kisco, NY, and Bret Peters of Harrisburg; two grandchildren, Sarah M. Jones of Long Island and R. Trevor Jones of Chicago; her sister-in-law, Janet McNaughton of Newport; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by all her siblings, Martha Roddy Shaffer, Dorothy Tifverman, Lois Collins (Jay), David Shaffer, and Audrey Shaffer Bennett (James).

On behalf of Jane, the family would like to thank the Masonic Village Washington 4 Staff. The compassion and care provided by them over the years has been outstanding and very much appreciated.

There will be a private service for the family at Rolling Green Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1610 Carlisle Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011.

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