SALEM, Ohio – Patty Lou Shaffer, age 77, of Salem, died at 9:25 a.m. Thursday, August 17, 2017 at the Auburn Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.
She was born July 11, 1940 in New Matamoras, Ohio, daughter of the late Frank R. and Ruth (Moore) Crawford.
Before their retirement in 1990, Patty and her husband, Kenneth, were the owners of the former Salem Glass and Mirror and the former Touch of Glass.
She was a member of the First Christian Church in Salem and a Sunday school teacher for seven years.
Patty was a leader of both Camp Fire and Boy Scouts and a former member of Quota Club.
Her husband, Kenneth L. Shaffer, whom she married in 1961, survives her along with a daughter, Morlinda M. (Walter) Kruegel of Port St. Lucie, Florida; a son, Tab A. (Darla) Shaffer of Salem; a sister, Linda K. Huffer of Salem; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were two brothers, Alan L. Crawford and Ralph Myers.
A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at the First Christian Church with Rev. Leonard Moore officiating.
There are no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Akron Children’s Mahoning Valley, Attn: Foundation, 6505 Market St., Building C, Boardman, OH 44512 or the American Heart Association, 840 Southwestern Run, Youngstown, OH 44514.
Arrangements were handled by the Stark Memorial Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent online at www.starkmemorial.com.
A television tribute will air Monday, August 21 at the following approximate times:
6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.