Dewayne Sheaffer

September 18, 1933 ~ April 11, 2018 (age 84)

Dewayne “Bud” Sheaffer 84, of Bethel Township, died Wednesday  April 11, 2018 in Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville. Born September 18, 1933 in Mateer, he is the son of the late Henry and Ida Boyer Elder. Dewayne had been employed by Wean United in Vandergrift and for Knepsheild Excavating. A member of Cochran’s Mills Methodist Church, he enjoyed hunting, music and had played guitar with the band Bud Shannon and the Country Gentlemen. Survivors include his son John Paul Sheaffer  (Valerie Young) of Bethel Township. Four grandchildren Matthew (Amanda) Sheaffer, Travis Sheaffer, Tanya (Robert) Kirkwood and Jessica Sheaffer. A great grandson and a great granddaughter on the way and his companion and caregiver Debbie Wright of Parks Township. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a son Terry  Dewayne Schaeffer. Four brothers Lisle, William, Edward and Donald Sheaffer. Six sisters Virginia Christy, Glennie Mansfield, Mabel Lukehart, Pearl Beck, Esther Glass and Lue Patterson. Family and friends will be received Monday from 2 -4 & 7-9 pm In the Dunmire-Kerr and Rowe Funeral Home, Inc. 244 Franklin Ave., Vandergrift. Where services will be held Tuesday at 11 AM with Reverend Larry Krause officiating.Interment will be private and Held at the convenience of the family. To leave an online condolence visit us at

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