Jean (Burger) Shaner, 76, of Pottstown, wife of the late Donald R. Helwig and Warren E. Shaner, passed away on Tuesday at her home.

Born in Shamokin, she was the daughter of Marjorie Burger.

Jean was a very active member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Pottstown where she would take communion to other parishioners and helped set up and cook in the kitchen.  She worked at Seaboard Finance Co. in Pottstown and later on at Doehler Jarvis Credit Union from which she retired. After retirement, she lived in Arizona for 9 years and returned to PA in 1990.

She is survived by daughters Donna R. (Helwig) Scott, wife of Perry M. Scott, and Margaret (Helwig) Staso, wife of John Staso; son Michael Helwig; and grandchildren Brett D. Scott, Audra R. (Scott) Miller and Michael Staso.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, 9:00AM at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 660 N. Charlotte Street, Pottstown with Rev. Paul Xander officiating. Burial will follow in Pottstown Cemetery West. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 8:00AM to 9:00AM at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jean’s name to the Jean Shaner Memorial Fund, c/o Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 660 N. Charlotte Street, Pottstown, PA 19464.

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