Jack Terril Shaffner, age 91, of Martinsville, IL died Thursday, February 6, 2020 at Heartland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Casey, IL.
He was born February 3, 1929 in Martinsville, IL. The son of Samuel “Tennis” Shaffner and Clara Spittler Shaffner. Jack graduated from Martinsville Community High School with the Class of 1947. In 1951, Jack joined the United States Navy and served his country during the Korean War. Following his release from active duty he returned to the family farm. A few years later, Jack went to work for Ohio Oil Company. On June 8, 1958 he married Mary M. Doyle, a local school teacher originally from Terre Haute, IN.
Survivors include his wife of over 61 years, Mary Shaffner of Martinsville, IL: daughters, Sally Shawver (Scott) of Casey, IL and Susanne Wheeler (Ed) of Terre Haute, IN and; daughter in- law, Carole Shaffner of Findlay, OH and; grandchildren Alana, Samantha, Ben, Alex, Nathan, Gavin, Kaleb, seven great-grandchildren and many nephews and nieces.
Proceeded in death by his parents, son, George Patrick Shaffner: brothers, Wayne, George, Gene, Frank and Herb Shaffner: sisters, Nellie Weppler and Betty Hardway.
In 1986 he retired from Marathon Pipe Line after over 30 years of dedicated service. Jack and Mary raised their family in Martinsville. Jack was a proud member of the Community. He was a member of The American Legion, served as City Clerk, Councilman, and Race Secretary for the Martinsville Ag Fair. He was also a member of the Martinsville United Methodist Church and the Casey United Methodist Church.
Funeral services and military rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Monday, February 10, 2020 at Greenwell Funeral Home with Pastor Gary Fairchild officiating. Military Rites will be performed by Martinsville American Legion. Burial will follow in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Martinsville, IL. Visitation will be held from 12 noon – 2 p.m. prior to the service on Monday at Greenwell Funeral Home, 30 N. Washington St., Martinsville, IL.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Heartland Nursing & Rehabilitation, 410 NW 3rd St., Casey, IL 62420 or Martinsville on the Move, P.O. Box 464, Martinsville, IL 62442.
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