Marjorie Virginia (Shaffer) North

February 12, 1931January 12, 2021

Marjorie (Shaffer) North, age 89, passed away on January 12, 2021, at Sunnyside Healthcare Center. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend, who brought joy to all her knew her!

Marjorie was born February 12, 1931 in Baltimore, MD, a city she continued to love for her entire life. She was the daughter of Arthur and Charlotte (Wathen) Shaffer.

In 1950, she married H. Robert North, who survives her at Sunnyside. They had six children whom they dearly loved: Robert Timothy North, Doug North (Linda), Linda J. North Romano (Tom), Paul North (Carrie), Scott North (Jean), and Renee North McCulloch (Terry). Marjorie is also survived by 21 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.

In addition to raising her children and enjoying her grandchildren, Marjorie was very active in church and community activities. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution for over 56 years, serving as Honorary Chapter Regent in the Colonel John Streett Chapter, as an associate member in the Barefoot Beach and Big Cypress Chapters, and as an honored member of the Massanutton Chapter. Marjorie enjoyed living in Towson, Maryland; Naples, Florida and Canaan Valley, West Virginia before moving to Harrisonburg to live at Sunnyside. She loved to travel, but especially loved spending time with family and friends. She never wanted to be too far away from her children and grandchildren.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Sunnyside for taking such good care of Marjorie the last few years!

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, and in celebration of Marjorie’s heart for helping others, contributions can be made to the charity of your choice in her honor.

Lindsey Funeral Homes & Crematory is handling arrangements. Friends are encouraged to leave condolences by visiting


  • A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date.

    Monday, January 18, 2021


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Nancy Near

January 28, 2021

I first met Marjorie at a Bible Study class in Bonita Springs. She and Bob would always stop by the welcome desk at church to say hello. They are two of my favorite people and I have missed them since they left Bonita Springs. My sympathy to the family.

Susan Feinthel

January 28, 2021

We agree with Fran’s wonderful memories of Marjorie and Bob ... we also knew them from Wedgewood and First Presbyterian. She was a truly beautiful person - inside and out, and always a joy to be with!
Our sympathy to Bob and the entire family.
God bless.
Susan and Ken Feinthel

Frances Ramsey

January 25, 2021

We were neighbors of Marjorie and Bob in Florida at Wedgewood for many years. She was such a pleasure to know and always helped in organizing our neighborhood socials. We also attended the same church and I still remember exactly where she and Bob would sit and she did not like anyone else “taking her seat”. She was a delightful lady and we always enjoyed being with them. I know that she is now “truly home” and we were blessed to call her a friend.
We extend our sympathy to the family.
Frances and Reggie Ramsey

Linda North-Romano

January 20, 2021

To my beautiful and loving Mom who taught me so many wonderful an appreciation of nature and the world around us, birds and flowers and trees( dead or alive ) and water. She loved to be near water and she loved the beach. She taught me about faith and how important it is in ones life She taught us to be patriotic and appreciate the traditions of our country. And she taught me about beauty. Teaching me to use my gift of making the world and my surroundings soft and beautiful and welcoming. Love you Mom and I will surround myself with so many pieces of you that keep you in my head and my heart always. Go fly with the angels and I will see you in my dreams and in the signs of nature that will akways remind me of you and your love ❤️. Linda

Jamie Ensley

January 20, 2021

While caring for Marjorie in her final years at Sunnyside, she was a woman of few words but could still manage to bring a smile to your face in the most trying times. She will be missed greatly. Prayers for your family.

erica heishman

January 18, 2021

she will always hold a special place in my heart, her smile and laugh was contagious. I was honored by being able to care for her for awhile. Hugs and prayers to her amazing family.

Kathryn Knight

January 16, 2021

We had the honor of knowing Mrs. M. North for years! She was very active with the Ladies of Canaan group. She was always a delightful and classy lady. She was full of great and entertaining stories from her interesting life. We shall miss her humor and entertaining tips. She could light up the dullest gathering!
I am so sorry for your loss!

Kathy and Larry Knight

Eileen Waterhouse

January 15, 2021

Dear Family, I'm so sorry for your loss of Marjorie. When my mother, Gerry moved into the Highlands, she (and Bob) were most welcoming and friendly from the start. She was a dear lady and I know she will be missed deeply. Thinking of you all.
Eileen Waterhouse

Audrey Harper

January 15, 2021

I will miss "momma" dearly. Seeing her sweet smile absolutely made my every day. Fly with the angels mamma.