Tribute: Esther Belle Shaffer

Esther Belle Shaffer, passed away October 17

Esther Belle Shaffer, Kinsman, Ohio - obit

KINSMAN, Ohio – Esther Belle Shaffer, age 86, formerly of Kinsman, Ohio, passed away Monday morning, October 17, 2016, in Shepard of the Valley, Warren, Ohio.

She was born in West Middlesex, Pennsylvania on March 21, 1930 to Charles and Margaret (Addison) Clark.

Esther was a 1948 graduate of St. Michael High School and was a homemaker.

She was a member of St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, Greenville and enjoyed canning, cooking, baking and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

On September 25, 1947, she married Robert J. Shaffer, he survives. Also surviving are eight daughters, Iris Tonty of Sharon, Judy Stefan and her husband Robert of Champion, Ohio, Patricia Martinec and her husband Carl of Cortland, Ohio, Mary Beth Millard and her husband Jeff of Farmdale, Ohio, Barbara Goncz and her fiance John Baciu of Warren, Ohio, Jeanne Thornton and her companion Jamie Hovance of Savannah, Georgia, Mary Catherine Nahod and her husband Bill of Farmdale, Ohio and Lisa Reesman and her fiance TJ Houser of Savannah, Georgia; seven sons, Robert Shaffer and his wife Lisa of Truckee, California, Mark Shaffer and his wife Shari of Kinsman, Ohio, James Shaffer and his wife Anita of Warren, Ohio, John Shaffer and his wife Katie of Truckee, California, Paul Shaffer and his fiance Kathy Love of Warren, Ohio, John Ballano and his wife Geri of Roscoe, Illinois and Samuel Ballano and his wife Michelle of Rockton, Illinois; a sister, Margaret Wiand of Cortland, Ohio and a brother, John Clark of Fredonia; 44 grandchildren and 52 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, William Clark; three grandchildren; a great-granddaughter and a daughter-in-law, Christine Shaffer.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 21, in St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, Greenville, with Rev. V. David Foradori, Pastor of the Church as Celebrant.

Friends may call from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., Thursday, October 20, in Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. 366-368 S. Main St. Greenville.

Burial with committal in St. Michael Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael’s School Endowment Fund 85 N. High St. Greenville, Pennsylvania 16125.

Visitors may sign the online guestbook and view a Video Tribute at

A television tribute will air Wednesday, October 19 at the following approximate times:
12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.