SHAFFER, Loretta Stewart

SHAFFER, Loretta Stewart, 92, of Powhatan Point, OH, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 16, 2014, at 2:31 a.m. at the East Ohio Regional Hospital in Martins Ferry, OH.

She was born in Youngstown, OH, on July I, 1921, a daughter of the late William and Rosa Miller Stewart.

Loretta was a blessing to everyone who knew her, she was always friendly, kind, and loving. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Vernon G. Shaffer, on July 2, 1996, her first child, Joyce Ann, one son, Thomas V. Shaffer, one grandson, Shawn David Birch, one son-in-law, Clyde Dillon, one sister, Evelyn Carpenter, and seven brothers, William, Dan, Lawrence, Dick, Gene, Tommy, and Challen Stewart.

Surviving are her children, Carolyn (Denny) Rothermel of Crescent City, FL, Jan A. Dillon of St. Clairsville, OH and Robert K. (Patty) Shaffer of Powhatan Point, OH. Also five grandchildren, Alexa Sanders, Kristy Judd, David Elrod, Billy Elrod, and Robbie Shaffer, and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 186 Main Street Powhatan Point, OH, on Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. where services will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. with Rev. William O. Webster officiating. Interment in the Powhatan Cemetery in Powhatan Point, OH. Following the committal service a luncheon will be served in Loretta’s honor at the Powhatan Point Church of the Nazarene.

“We wish to thank all the kind staff at the East Ohio Regional Hospital and Heartland Nursing Home for her care and their kindness.”

Share your thoughts and memories with Loretta’s family at www.altmeyer. com.