Marian Edith Shaffer, 86, of Hendersonville passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at her home.
A native of Miami, FL., She was a daughter of the late Edgar Noble and Ruberta Childs Thomas. She had lived in Henderson County since 1983 and attended Hendersonville First Baptist Church. She was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who was cherished by all.
She is survived by her loving husband of sixty four years, Richard David Shaffer whom she married in 1946 in Miami, FL; three sons, Stephen David Shaffer and his wife Laura of Waynesville, Daniel Lee Shaffer of Tallahassee, FL, David Paul Shaffer and his wife Megan of Hendersonville; one daughter, Suzanne Lynette Shaffer Catone of Davie, FL; ten loving grandchildren; twenty loving great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be at 3:00 pm Saturday in the chapel at Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Reverend Steve Teal will officiate. Burial will follow the service at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 2-3:00 pm at the funeral home.
Memorials can be sent to Mountain Top Chrysalis PO Box 1096 Bryson City, NC 28713.
Dave, sorry to hear of your loss. Your mom will always be in my heart.
Mr. shaffer- It was a pleasure to listen to you talk about Marian when to came to Walmart Pharmacy. I know that you had a wonderful life together. Your family is in my prayers
We wish to express our sympathy to all the family for your loss. As friends of Marian and Dick for some years, we became aquainted with her loving spirt, her kindness and great sense of humor. We enjoyed our times toghter and will forever treasure our friendship.
Dear Uncle Dick and Family – I am so sorry for the loss of your wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Aunt Marian was a wonderful woman who I remember with fondness and laughter. I will miss her very much. She taught me many things over the years and I was always impressed with her devotion to God and serving others be it family, neighbors and friends throughout her life. I will always remember her gentle ways and loving smile and great wit and sense of humor. She was a wonderful cook and very health conscious. I remember in her early 70’s she and your dad would still play tennis. Briefly I recall Suzanne’s strawberry milk, Danny’s cornflakes with honey, and Steve’s guitar playing and hunting and fishing skills. David I didn’t know you well but I do remember the Tiger’s Milk product your mom always prepared for you. Daisy the beagle who got out one night at the cabin and ran up the back hill howling and waking everyone up! The creek, the daddy long-leg spiders and Marian always telling us to be careful of the bees! Most of us listen to her (remember Suzanne and Jenny) Blackberry mountain comes to mind and Aunt Marian was the first to take us up there one summer. The last time I visited Hendersonville was a few months after my dad’s death and I remember sitting at the piano and playing a few songs for Marian, she sat real close to me and listened so intently. I will always cherish those memories. I also played my dulcimer for her and she enjoyed that too. May your faith and wonderful memories of Marian sustain you and know that many of her loved ones long passed are rejoicing with her now. I know without doubt we will all see each other again. Our love to you all. Mary and Alan Zauche
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God bless and comfort you.
Steve, Laura and family,
We are thinking of you and are sending you warmth, light, love and peace during this very sad time. May you hold each other up and may peace be with all of you.
Love, Lori and Seth
Our Deepest Sympathies to Uncle Dick, Steve and Laura, Danny, Suzanne, David and Megan, and families in the passing of Marian. So sorry we are unable to attend Aunt Marian’s services, but our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Love Jenny and Ken Hart
So sorry for your loss. May God hold you all in His hands and comfort you.
Steve,You are in our thoughts and prayers. I was blessed after hearing what an amazing mother and woman of God she was! Love and peace to you and your family.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.