DANVILLE — Martha Shaffer, 92, died at her home in Greenacres, Florida, May 16, 2018. Miss Shaffer was a physical education teacher and a winning basketball coach in the Mount Vernon High Schools and Fredericktown schools until her retirement.
Born in Danville, “Marty” was the eldest daughter of Leona and Bernard Shaffer; sister of Mary Lou Shaffer Kirk (deceased) of Salem and Marilyn Shaffer Nelson of Grand Blanc, Michigan. She leaves nieces, Sharon Kirk Davies of Homewood, Robin Nelson Contessa of Boca Raton, Florida, and Bonnie Nelson Haschke of Roswell, Georgia. She leaves nephews, Steve Kirk of Wichita, Kansas, Ed Kirk of San Antonio, Texas, and David Nelson of Dublin.
A graduate of The Ohio State University, Miss Shaffer noted that she taught three generations of students in Knox County and remained active all of her life. She was an avid golfer, tennis player and most recently took classes in Tai Chi, Silver Sneakers and Yoga. Her love of OSU football and basketball were her favorite pastimes. As an OSU alumnae she enjoyed a cruise in the Bahamas.
Cremation has taken place and her extended family mourns her loss.
Submitted by Marilyn Nelson.