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Kittanning vigil honors mother of 3

Bill Shirley | For The Valley News Dispatch - Bethanie Shaffer, 2nd bottom right, holds the microphone and offers very fond memories about her mother, Staci Rosborough Haslett, as the family and friends move under the gazebo and take their turn speaking and passing along memories of Staci, on Sunday at Kittanning's Riverfront Park, December 8, 2013.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Bill Shirley  |  For The Valley News Dispatch</em></div>Bethanie Shaffer, 2nd bottom right, holds the microphone and offers very fond memories about her mother, Staci Rosborough Haslett, as the family and friends move under the gazebo and take their turn speaking and passing along memories of Staci, on Sunday at Kittanning's Riverfront Park, December 8, 2013.
Bill Shirley | For The Valley News Dispatch - Bethanie Shaffer, 2nd bottom right, holds the microphone and offers very fond memories about her mother, Staci Rosborough Haslett, as the family and friends move under the gazebo and take their turn speaking and passing along memories of Staci, on Sunday at Kittanning's Riverfront Park, December 8, 2013.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Bill Shirley  |  For The Valley News Dispatch</em></div>Bethanie Shaffer, 2nd bottom right, holds the microphone and offers very fond memories about her mother, Staci Rosborough Haslett, as the family and friends move under the gazebo and take their turn speaking and passing along memories of Staci, on Sunday at Kittanning's Riverfront Park, December 8, 2013.
Bill Shirley | For The Valley News Dispatch - Bethanie Shaffer, center, has a smile as she listens to family and friends pass along very fond memories about her mother, Staci Rosborough Haslett, family and friends had the opportunity to gather on Sunday at Kittanning's Riverfront Park, December 8, 2013.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Bill Shirley  |  For The Valley News Dispatch</em></div>Bethanie Shaffer, center, has a smile as she listens to family and friends pass along very fond memories about her mother, Staci Rosborough Haslett, family and friends had the opportunity to gather on Sunday at Kittanning's Riverfront Park, December 8, 2013.
Bill Shirley | For The Valley News Dispatch - Bethanie Shaffer, center, is greeted by close friends, Kara Ortmann, left, and Kai Klingsmith, both from Kittanning, friends and family have gathered, to hear very fond memories about Staci Rosborough Haslett, on Sunday at Kittanning's Riverfront Park, December 8, 2013.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Bill Shirley  |  For The Valley News Dispatch</em></div>Bethanie Shaffer, center, is greeted by close friends, Kara Ortmann, left, and Kai Klingsmith, both from Kittanning, friends and family have gathered, to hear very fond memories about Staci Rosborough Haslett, on Sunday at Kittanning's Riverfront Park, December 8, 2013.

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Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, 1:16 a.m.
 

A candlelight vigil was held last night at Kittanning Riverfront Park to honor the life of Staci Rosborough Haslett, who died two years ago today from injuries suffered in a 2010 car crash.

Pamela McCullough, Staci's mother, organized the event to “remember the good things” about her daughter, she said.

“She was a loving mother,” McCullough said. “She was a great friend and a wonderful daughter.”

Staci was 38 and a mother of three when she died Dec. 9, 2011, in a Sugarcreek Township nursing home. It was there she spent the last 15 months of her life following the crash that eventually left her children motherless and her husband behind bars.

Staci's husband, Keith Robert Haslett, 29, was sentenced in June on a charge of homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence. The couple had been married for about a year before the September 2010 crash in Rayburn.

Staci's legal name at the time of her death was Staci Leigh Rosborough Haslett, but the last name etched on her gravestone reads Rosborough-Shaffer.

Her children, Bethanie, Scottie and Tristan Shaffer — now 16, 18 and 19, respectively — are from her previous marriage to Scott Shaffer.

She was a 1990 graduate of Lenape Technical School and owned Staci's Angel Haire Salon in Kittanning.

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