Marcella Elizabeth Shaffer

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Marcella Elizabeth Shaffer, 84, of Huntsville, formerly of Troy passed away Friday, May 30, 2014, at her residence.

She was born Feb. 1, 1930, in Gettysburg, to the late Robert Luther Swabb and Lurainia Pearl Oldfather Swabb. She married William Eugene Shaffer on April 2, 1948, in Richmond, Ind., and he preceded her in death in 2005.

She is survived by sons, Robert Eugene (Stacy) Shaffer of Troy and Gary Lee (Erica) Shaffer of Sidney; daughter, Vicki Joan (Joe) Kindle of Huntsville; a son-in-law, James Reigelsperger of Fletcher; 15 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.  

She also was preceded in death by daughter, Tina Marie Reigelsperger; grandchildren, Miranda, Gary Lee, and Brett; brothers, Calvin Wayne Swabb, Max LeRoy Swabb and Robert Luther Swabb Jr.; sisters, Dollie Faye Smith, Ethel May Kindell, Betty Jean Levering, and Shirley Ilene Swabb.

Marcella worked on Neal’s Farm as she was growing up. She was later employed with K’s Hamburger Shop, Howard Johnson’s, Lancers Meats, Landes Meats, and Country Mart and previously operated the Alcony General Store.

She enjoyed arts and crafts, crocheting, taking many trips to Tennessee, family reunions, and watching Cincinnati Reds baseball games on TV.  She loved when her children and grandchildren, nieces and nephews would call and come to visit her.

Services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Baird Funeral Home, Troy, where calling is an hour prior to the service. Interment follows in Riverside Cemetery, Troy.

Memorial contributions may be made to Universal Hospice Care, Bellefontaine.

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