Nancy Shifflett Puffenbarger

May 13, 1943July 1, 2020

Nancy Shifflett Puffenbarger, 77, a lifelong resident of Harrisonburg, passed away on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at Life Care Center in New Market.

She was born on May 13, 1943 in Harrisonburg and was the daughter of the late Ernest H. Shifflett, Sr. and Naomi “Cupie” C. Tusing Shifflett.

Nancy graduated from Harrisonburg High School in 1961; she was a seamstress at Metro Pants, a waitress at Ole Virginia Ham Café and later retired from Kathy’s Restaurant in Staunton, where she had numerous friends. She was a member of the Metro Pants softball team and Hose Company #4 Auxiliary.

She is survived by two daughters, Cathy Grogg and husband, Mike; Tina Puffenbarger and husband, Scott Bowman all of Harrisonburg; five grandchildren, Trevor, Preston (Hannah), Austin and Lydia Grogg, Drew Bowman and bonus grandson, Mel Strother; two great-grandchildren, Avery Atkinson-Grogg and Henry Grogg; two brothers, Larry W. Shifflett and wife, Pat and Ernest H. Shifflett, Jr. and wife, Sandy, all of Harrisonburg; numerous nieces and nephews, including, a special niece, Carol Stickley; and special friends, Sandra Monger Shifflett and Elmer and Janice Lokey.

Friends may visit at Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg on Thursday, July 2, 2020 from 12:00 Noon – 8:00 pm.

A funeral service will be held 1:00 pm, Friday, July 3, 2020 at the funeral home with Pastor W. L. “Sonny” Henkel officiating. Burial will follow at Woodbine Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hose Co. #4 Auxiliary, 130 Westfield Court, Harrisonburg, VA 22802.

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  • Mike Grogg, Active Pallbearer
  • Scott Bowman, Active Pallbearer
  • David Shifflett, Active Pallbearer
  • Elmer Lokey, Active Pallbearer
  • Scott Lokey, Active Pallbearer
  • Shannon Lokey, Active Pallbearer

  • Hose Company #4 Auxiliary


  • Family & Friends May Pay Their Respects

    Thursday, July 2, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, July 3, 2020

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Athena Hall

July 13, 2020

Dear Shifflet-Puffenbarger,
I would like to express my sincerest condolences to you and your family. I had the honor and privilege to meet Mrs. Nancy at Kathy's and she always treated me like family. She always knew what I wanted, and always had a bright smile on her face, and never complained. My family and I will truly miss her.

Deepest Condolences,
Athena Hall and Family

Arthur Miller

July 4, 2020

I am thankful for all of the family members that brought me to meet Nancy. My deepest sympathies to each of you.

Curtis Craig

July 3, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. She always waited on me at Kathy’s. She seemed like family. She always spoke highly of her grandchildren. I will always have fond memories of our conversations. I always looked forward to her banana pudding. Prayers for you all.

Linda Blackwell

July 3, 2020

Kathy, Tina and families. I’m so sorry to hear of Nancy’s passing. Puff was a dear friend and coworker. May your wonderful memories of her sustain you during this difficult time. She will be missed. Prayers

Vicki Fox

July 3, 2020

Nancy was such a dear sweet woman. I was so sorry to hear of her passing. God bless the family.

William Braithwaite

July 2, 2020

Sorry to here about Nancy. Had a lot of good times. Went to school together.

David Lokler

July 2, 2020

Junior, Larry and Family

I am very saddened to learn of Nancy’s passing. I have fond memories of her and our family interactions and picnics. Nancy had an infectious smile and always had something nice to say to everyone. Thank you for sharing Nancy with us. She will be truly missed and I am sorry I did not get back in time to see her again. May peace be with you all.

Lakey Logan

July 2, 2020

Kathy, Tina, Larry . Ernest and Families
So sad to learn of Nancy's passing. I have some very fond memories of Nancy growing up and being very active in all the Parks and Recreation activities. Our memories keep us in touch with each other. My heartfelt sympathy to each of you as uou greive the loss of Nancy.
Thinking about you.

Wiliam Stover

July 2, 2020

I was a member of the Class of 61 from Harrisonburg High School. It was always nice to visit with you at our High School reunions and especially the December get together at Marjorie Shank's.

We also had many a good breakfast at Kathy's with you as our waitress!

You will be missed Nancy and we will always have the memories.


William Stover

Bernice Atkins

July 2, 2020

To Kathy, Larry and Junior's families, thinking of you all in your loss of Nancy. I worked close to her at Metro, she was a lot of fun to be around. God bless you all as you're adjusting to this. Bernice "Cookie" Atkins.


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