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Garnet Ruby Shaffer
January 17, 1915 ~ November 6, 2008 (age 93) 93 Years Old
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Garnet R. Shaffer, 93 of Rt. 1 Salem went to join the Lord on Thursday, November 6, 2008 in the United Hospital Center surrounded by her loved ones. Garnet was born January 17, 1915 in Salem a daughter of the late Harvey and Jessie Nutter Knight and was the last surviving member of her family. On March 14, 1931 she married Cecil R. Whitey Shaffer who preceded her in death on December 14, 1992.
Surviving are seven daughters, Bettie Robinson, Weirton, Shirley Davis, Big Isaac, Jackie Strother, and husband Leon, Clarksburg, Jessie Nicholas, Salem, Judy Wilson and husband Jerry, Salem, Charlotte Johnson and husband Mike, Warren, OH, Retha Shaffer and companion Greg Jolley, Enterprise, four sons, Ronald Shaffer, Jarvisville, Randall Shaffer and wife Thelma, Kincheloe, Terry Shaffer and wife Barb, Salem, Kenny Shaffer and wife Jeanie, Hepzibah. Garnet was blessed with several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren all of whom are too numerous to count who loved and looked up to their grandmother, three daughters, Dorothy Dottie Norman, Leota Lee Ash, Constance Forinash, one son, Richard Shaffer, two brothers, Ray Knight, Cecil Bud Knight, two sisters, Opal Knight, Pearl Marks, three grandsons, Perry Allen Strother, Andrew Forinash, Randy Ash, one granddaughter, Susan Norman and one great granddaughter preceded her in death.
Garnet was a member of the Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church where she was the pianist and attended Meadow Valley United Methodist Church. She was a welder during WWII. She had many friends and many talents and most of all she was the greatest cook and baker, a wonderful seamstress; but first and foremost she was the keystone for a large loving and wonderful family. All who were touched by her loving hand and loving ways will sadly miss Garnet.
Friends may call in the Harbert Funeral Home 287 W. Main St. Salem on Saturday November 8, 2008 from 2-4 & 6-8 PM and after 10AM on Sunday. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, November 9, 2008 in the funeral home chapel at 2:00 PM with Minister Teddy Tackett presiding. Interment will follow in the Big Isaac Cemetery, Big Isaac. Condolences may be offered to the family online at www.harbertfuneralhome.com. Harbert Funeral Home is privileged to serve the Shaffer family.