Sara Kathryn Shiffer Baer, of Newport, widow of the late John Alfred Baer and the late Charles Daughenbaugh, died on July 9, 2020 at Geisinger Holy Spirit Hospital in Camp Hill. Born May 10, 1925 to Annie Long Gelnett and William Henry Shiffer, Sara is the last of her generation of the family. Mother of two daughters, Daryl (Tom Rowland) and Jodi (Joe DeFrancesco), Sara was a private secretary at a local business in the 1950's when working mothers were uncommon. She loved hunting, fishing, and reading, and played a mean piano by ear. Later in life she served as an auditor at the county offices in New Bloomfield.
Sara is also survived by grandchildren Lynne Rowland, Thomas Rowland III, Cora Ann DeFrancesco and Maria Angeline DeFrancesco, brother-in-law Dallas Baer (Loretta) and a host of nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be Thursday at 11 AM at the Bloomfield Cemetery, New Bloomfield.