Nancy A. Shaffer
July 22, 1930 – October 4, 2019
Nancy Acton Shaffer, 89 of Lancaster passed away on Friday, October 4th, 2019 at the Pickering House. Nancy was born on July 22nd, 1930. She attended East School the first year it opened and was voted Miss East School in 1944. She graduated from Lancaster High School in 1948 and was voted Attendant her junior year. After graduation the family moved to Clearwater, Florida. Nancy worked for 31 years for Hall Wholesale Floral Company of Tampa. She loved to travel and work in her yard in Tampa. Nancy lived in Florida for 51 years before coming back to Lancaster. Nancy is survived by her daughter, Catherine (Stephané) Duquesnoy, and their children, Alex, Raphael, Lili and Ana; step-daughter, Robin (Jeff) Hoffman, and their children, Jamie (Jared) Griffith, Betsy (Kiel) Woodburn, and Katie (Joey) Akers; step-son, Tim (Deb) Shaffer, and their children, Chris (Jody) Shaffer, and Dan (Marnie) Shaffer; nieces, Janet Muralt Cottrill and Cindy Husband; cousin, Barb Brenstuhl DeLong; as well as many great-grandchildren and other loving family members. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Jack Frank Thomas; second husband, Jack Lee Shaffer; parents, William M. and Anna M. Acton; step-son, Randall Shaffer; step-niece, Pamela Muralt; and cousins, Thomas Acton and William Kaumeyer. The family would like to give a special thank you to Dr. Scoggin and the staff at the Pickering House for their loving care of Nancy. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 at 10AM at Maple Grove Cemetery in Lancaster, Ohio with Pastor Mark Raddatz officiating. Arrangements are being handled through HALTEMAN-FETT & DYER FUNERAL HOME. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be given to the Pickering House (282 Sells Rd. Lancaster, OH 43130) in Nancy’s name.
Maple Grove Cemetery
Nancy A. Shaffer
October 7, 2019
We are so saddened at the news of you leaving this world for the new and even better address of Heaven! You have been a great friend and ever caring for us since we arrived in Tampa in 1969. Now we are 3000 miles away across the Atlantic Ocean in Ireland, but as great friends do, we always kept in contact. Visits to Ohio and Ireland are cherished. Every time I'm in the garden, see daffodils, eat Malteasers or Crunchy bars you will be in my thoughts along with all our happy memories! Love and Hugs from your Irish friends, May you Rest In Peace!
Joan, Gerard, Rory, Deirdre, Sinéad O'Neill & Marie Cunningham, Emily & Conor Daly.
October 7, 2019
My Dearest Friend Nancy,
'Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam' - (gaelic translation-God rest her soul!)
Please rest in Peace! All our hearts are broken! Never did I think when I talked to you 2 weeks ago that you would be gone from this world. I know you are now happy in Heaven and free of worry and pain. I will never forget the wonderful memories we created on all our trips around the USA and abroad. Your trips to Ireland are treasured memories. I so much love your eternal kindness and great friendship shown to me over the years.
Rest In Peace Nancy, Mary Cunningham in Ireland