Virginia (Richards) Shaffer, 89, of Elyria Township, Ohio went home to the Lord Sunday, August 1, 2010, at Keystone Pointe in LaGrange, following a brief illness.|
She was born April 9, 1921 in Big Springs, West Virginia and moved to the Elyria area in 1957.
Virginia was a member of Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church in Elyria. She loved spending time with family and enjoyed cooking and gardening.
Survivors include a daughter, Betty Gerlak (Ronald) of Goodyear, Arizona; three sons, Bob Barker (Phyllis) of Grafton Ohio, Eddie Barker (Emma) of Elyria and Richard Barker (Kathleen) of North Olmsted Ohio. Additional survivors include numerous grandchildren; great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; two brothers, Arden Richards of California, and Alvin Richards of Springfield Ohio.
She was preceded in death by husbands, Okey Barker and Charles Shaffer; parents, Colvin and Snow (Cunningham) Richards and a sister, Dorothy Greenlief.
Funeral services will be Thursday, August 5, 2010, 1 p.m., at Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church, 38550 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Elyria, where the family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the time of services. Pastor Darrell Myers will officiate. Burial will be private at Resthaven Memory Gardens in Avon Ohio.
Memorial contributions in Virginia's memory can be sent to the American Cancer Society, 10501 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44106.
Arrangements are under the care of The Bauer-Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home of Elyria.