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Ella "Eloise" Shaffer

Monday, June 29, 2020 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home

Monday, June 29, 2020 at 11:00 am

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home


Ella Louise "Eloise" Troupe Shaffer, passed away on June 21, 2020 at Doey's House.

Eloise was the daughter of the late Harvey Mason Troupe and Anna Florence Leatherman Troupe, born on February 1, 1926.

As a graduate from Hagerstown High School with class of 1943, Eloise was instrumental as the secretary of the graduating class, celebrating with them through their 70th reunion in 2013.

She was first employed by the office of Dr. Arthur Baptisti and Dr. Lloyd Hoffman. Later, when she turned 18, she applied with Fairchild Division. There she began working as a stenographer in the personale department later, getting promoted to the executives. Her final position was the Executive Administrative Assistant to Mr. Ed Uhl, the CEO. After 44 years of service, she retired from Fairchild.

She was Superintendent of Sunday School at the First Brethren Church of Hagerstown for many years. Later, she became a faithful member of the Hagerstown Church of the Brethren.

The Lioness Club was very important in her life. She was an active member in the club, serving many capacities including, President. She was also active, and supported Girls Inc.

Eloise was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Franklin "Ned" Shaffer; sisters, Evelyn Troupe Wolford, Patsy Troupe Johns, Pauline Troupe Eichenrode, Doris Troupe Pierson, and Janet Troupe Kipe; and her brother, Jacob David Troupe.   

She is survived by her brother, Donald L. Troupe and wife Betty; and many nieces and nephews who knew and loved her as Aunt Wee Wee.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 29, 2020 at 11:00 am at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd N. Hagerstown, MD 21742, with Pastor Twyla Rowe officiating. Interment will follow in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral home from 10:00 am to 11:00 am.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Girls Inc., Humane Society of Washington County, or to a charity of ones choice.

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My mother, Dottie Cochrane, was also in the class of 1943 and worked on the reunions with Eloise. She spoke very fondly of her. It was quite the class! May God comfort you at this time.

Carol Brashears
Hagerstown , MD

Dear Donnie, Rick, Eddie and Gary. I am so sorry to hear about Eloise. She was always so good to me and i loved her. We laughed so much and was a very loving woman. I've been in Florida for 15 years. Also I've been widowed for 5 years. I am so sorry for your loss. This is the time I really wish i were back home. My love to all of you. Love you all. Edwina Leatherman Miller

Edwina Leatherman Miller

So sorry for your loss. My sincere condolences to all of her family. She was always a very nice person.

Darlene Kipe
Hagerstown, Maryland

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