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Nancy Jo Shaffer
Nancy Jo ShafferCross and FlameNancy Jo Shaffer, 80 of Prospect, died Monday August 29, 2022 at the Riverside Methodist Hospital following a short illness.

She was born December 3, 1941 in Marion to the late Murray “Doc” and Josephine M. (Barks) Wainfor.

Nancy was a lifelong active member of the Prospect United Methodist Church, where she had served as chairperson of the Care Team. She had worked at the former Shaffer’s IGA in Prospect for 22 yrs. She then worked at the BMV in Marion before retiring as a receptionist at a pediatric office in Powell.

For Nancy, family was her heart, she was especially proud of her grandchildren.
Her hobbies included, sewing, crafts, puzzles, and adult coloring.
Nancy had a lifelong love of horses, she even owned several in her lifetime. She loved all animals and most recently it was her companion cat, Dakota.

Family camping with her parents, sister, children and grandchildren at Indian Lake were special times for her.
Nancy loved going on hunting trips out west with her husband Rex and friends. She especially liked being able to see the countryside and meet new people along the way.

On November 19, 1988 at the Prospect United Methodist Church, she married Rex Shaffer and he survives. Also surviving are her children, Beth (John) Boehm of Radnor, Debbie Tudor of Mansfield, Brian (Kim) Retterer of Richwood, Brent (Randi) Retterer of Prospect, Ron (Cheryl) Shaffer of Mt. Gilead and Randy Shaffer of Marion
Grandchildren: Jeremy Boehm, Annie Boehm, Dustin Retterer, Joshua Retterer Rachael Johnson, Colton Retterer, Cassandra Converse, Jerrod Retterer, Christopher Tudor, Devin Shaffer.
Great Grandchildren: Ella Retterer, Sidney Shaffer, Shelby Shaffer, Owen Retterer, and Colby Converse
Sister, Connie Crist of Delaware

Funeral services will be held Saturday September 3, 2022 at 11:00 am at the Prospect United Methodist Church, Pastor Gene Phelps will officiate. Burial will follow in the Prospect Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 5-7 pm at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Prospect United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 6 Prospect, OH 43342

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com

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#1 from: Mark & Candy Rinnert
Tue, Aug 30, 2022 at 3:27 PM

We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Mark & I knew Nancy for along time before we moved out of state and  lost touch, but we all will have good memories of the years gone by. Our prayers go out to the family.
Mark & Candy Rinnert

#2 from: Becky Jacobs Rynders
Abilene, Tx
Tue, Aug 30, 2022 at 4:23 PM

Connie & family    Prayers are with you.  You have so many wonderful memories of your sweet sister.  Keep those alive.  Love Ya
Becky Jacobs Rynders

#3 from: julia Thogmartin
Seabrook island, SC
Tue, Aug 30, 2022 at 4:30 PM

I was so sorry to hear about your loss. I knew Nancy through her sister Connie. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

#4 from: Brenda Donegan
Tue, Aug 30, 2022 at 4:34 PM

Rex and family
So sorry to hear of your loss. As you know, Nancy and I were in mothers group together as well as knowing her from the store. She was always so kind and considerate and will be missed by many. Go fly high on that mountain, Nancy.
God bless, Rex.
Brenda Sickles Donegan

#5 from: Marilyn Short
Tue, Aug 30, 2022 at 5:01 PM

Rex, Connie and family  I am so sorry to hear of Nancy's passing.  She was so much fun to work with at the grocery and a great gal.  Prayers to help you in this time of mourning.

#6 from: Keith Davids
Port Charlotte, Florida
Tue, Aug 30, 2022 at 5:52 PM

So sorry to of Nancy’s passing. God bless your family.

#7 from: Greg & Barbara Rice
LaRue, Ohio
Tue, Aug 30, 2022 at 6:45 PM

Dear Family,
So sorry for your loss. Treasure your memories and hold those close. Mourn, but don’t forget the joy she shared with you for many years.

#8 from: Kevin and Dana Lehman
Sunbury, OH
Tue, Aug 30, 2022 at 6:55 PM

Rex and Family,
We send our deepest condolences in the loss of Nancy. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Nancy was a lovely lady and we will cherish our friendship memories of her..

#9 from: Evelyn Dix Porter
Dahlonega, GA
Wed, Aug 31, 2022 at 7:28 AM

Connie, I am so sorry to hear of Nancy’s passing.  May God be with you and your family during this time.  Sending prayers and hugs.

#10 from: Nancy Snyder
Marion  Ohio
Wed, Aug 31, 2022 at 9:20 AM

Sorry for your loss.  Nancy was a great person.  She will be missed.

#11 from: Sue clem
Wed, Aug 31, 2022 at 9:27 AM

My mom worked  with Nancy at Shaffer’s IGA for many years and they became very good friends. Rex and Nancy went out west hunting with my mom and dad and also horseback riding. They were like family to me. Sending thoughts and prayers to her family.

#12 from: Pauline Oehler
Sun City West  AZ 
Wed, Aug 31, 2022 at 1:33 PM

I send my deepest sympathy to Rex and all of the family. Nancy was a blessing to you. May God comfort you as you mourn her loss. My prayers and thoughts go out to you today.

#13 from: Arlene Newell James
 Cuyahoga Falls
Wed, Aug 31, 2022 at 4:05 PM

Oh  my, such sad news.  We send deepest condolences to Nancy’s loved ones.  As a lifelong Prospect resident she was a friend to more people than could be named. A great lady in the opinion of many from our home town.  R.I.P.  Nancy🙏🏻

#14 from: Marsha Gutierrez
Wed, Aug 31, 2022 at 6:44 PM

To Nancy's family--I am so sorry to get this news. Some of my fondest memories of living and working in Ohio include Nancy at a Dr's office in Powell. I enjoyed her stories about family and horses. My condolences to all of her family.

#15 from: Nancy  Clute  Wiley
Thu, Sep 1, 2022 at 9:10 AM

So Sorry to hear of Nancy's passing.  My thoughts and Prayers are with the family.  God give you strength at this difficult time.

#16 from: DeAnn and John Ballentine
Gahanna Ohio
Fri, Sep 2, 2022 at 1:32 PM

Our condolences go out to you and your family.  May the Lord watch over all of you during this difficult time.  

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