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Bonnie Shaffer

November 29, 2016

Bonnie May Martin Shaffer, age 81, of Coldwater, formerly of Gallipolis, died Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at Briarwood Village in Coldwater. A homemaker, she was keenly devoted to her family and tended to the country chores as her children grew up in the Gallipolis area. She was an excellent cook and loved watching country music on CMT. She will be remembered as generous and loving soul. She was born July 27, 1935 in Gallipolis to the late John and Lena Meyers Martin.  She was also preceded in death by her two husbands, Dane Shaffer and Wilmer “Buck” McGuire; two sisters, Thelma Uptegraft and Shirley Hay. She is survived by her children, Victoria Massie of Springfield, Eugene Shaffer of New Carlisle, Kathy (Steven) Haddox of Celina, Patricia Cruz of Springfield and David (Tina Blue) Shaffer of Marysville; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; her sisters, Goldie St. John of Casstown and Phyllis Rarey of Sarasota, Florida; her brothers, John (Priscilla) Martin of Springfield, Tom (Marilyn) Martin of Springfield and Mike (Donna) Martin of New Carlisle; her aunts, Betty Massie and Nancy Meyers, both of Gallipolis; and many nieces and nephews and other relatives. The family will receive friends 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at Underwood Funeral Home.  A funeral procession will form at the end of calling hours at the funeral home for graveside services to be held at Mt. Herman Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed to the family at


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