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“I heard about Aunt Jeannie's passing from My cousin Betty. I was so sad to hear of it. Aunt Jeannie was a fireball to say the least and I loved her...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Debi Stephens - Lake Elsinore, CA

“So sorry to hear she passed but she is in a far better place now. No more sickness or pain. I will will be remembering the family in my prayers. ”
2 of 5 | Posted by: Roger Pankratz - Massillon, OH

“We Love and we will miss you Mom. You will be in our Hearts forever, until we are together again. Love Tony, Lee, Ericka, Ashley, and your Tiffy ”
3 of 5 | Posted by: Tony and Family - Mesa, AZ

“Gloria and family my prayers and thoughts go out to all of you. I am so sorry for your loss of your mom. Just remember all the good times you all had...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Deb Collins - Massillon, OH

“I love and will miss you mom <3 ”
5 of 5 | Posted by: michael cross - cedar city, UT


Viola "Jeanie" Shaffer Age 78, of Canton, passed away Friday March 23, 2012 in Meadow Wind Care Center. She was born May 29, 1933 in Canton to the late Ory and Viola Mae (Bowser) Gaul. Jeanie was a resident of Canton and formerly resided in the South Bay area in California and Mesa, Arizona. She had served as a nurse's aide for several years and was an avid bingo player, enjoying the games at Central Catholic High School. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her former husband, Edward Robert Shaffer; five brothers, Burl, Clyde, LaMoyne "Whitey", Paul and her twin, Ory Gaul; one sister, Pearl "Cookie" Sheets. She is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Gloria and David Smith of Canton, Deborah Shaffer of Canton; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Anthony and Lee Shaffer of Mesa, AZ, Michael "Micky" Cross of Cedar City, UT; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Morrison of Canton, Elsie Thompson of Carson City, NV; one brother, Thomas Gaul of Lake Elsinore, CA; numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Meadow Wind, their mascot, "Mulligan" and AseraCare Hospice. Friends may call Monday March 26, 2012 from 5-7pm in the Kreighbaum-Sanders Funeral Home on S. Cleveland Ave. There are no other services. Condolences or fond memories may be shared online at www.sandersfuneralhomes.com. Kreighbaum-Sanders 330-484-2525

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