Claire Shaffer

    Claire Eleanor Lord Shaffer, 78, of Murphy, passed away Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, at her residence.
    She was a native of Malden, Mass., and the daughter of the late Frank Emerson and Helen Murdock Lord.
    Claire was a homemaker. She was an avid reader and read her Bible every day. She attended Journey Church of God.
    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Jack Marvin Shaffer; one son, Robert Ray Shaffer; and her sister, Grace Herlihy.
    She is survived by sons, Frank Shaffer and wife Monique of Murphy, Thomas Shaffer and wife Belva Mae of Murphy, and Jack Shaffer and wife Letizia of Zephyrhills, Fla.; daughters, Charlene Vimont and husband Delmer of Gainesville, Ga., Susan Coffey and husband Lloyd of Warne, and Janice Mack and husband Evan of Warne; one brother, Charles Lord of Maine; 17 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
    A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, at the Walker Plantation Cemetery. Pastor Patrick Garrett officiated.  Pallbearers were Daniel Register, Jack Register, Tim Shaffer, Josh Shaffer, Justin Mack and Kurt Vimont.
    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Good Shepherd Home Health and Hospice Agency, 125 Medical Park Lane, Suite H, Murphy, NC 28906.
    You may send tributes to the Shaffer family at www.townson-rose.com.
    Townson-Rose Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.