Linda Marie Brougher Shaffer

Linda Marie Brougher Shaffer, age 81, of Gambier passed away at her home on Saturday, September 26, 2020 with her loving family at her side.

She was born on May 11, 1939 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania to the late Olin and Mary (Stafford) Brougher.  Linda was a lifelong textile artist and was a member of Kudos Art Co-op for many years.  She was an energetic planner and visionary who loved to garden.  Linda was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Mount Vernon, Ohio.

She is survived by her husband, of over 61 years, Ken Shaffer; her sons, Myron (Laura) Shaffer, Alan (Marcia) Shaffer; her daughter Elaine (Tim) Benedict; eight grandchildren, Kristina Shaffer, Catherine (Caleb) Reiss, Daniel (Gayle) Shaffer, Lindsey Shaffer, Kimberly (Cory) Williams, Jomar Shaffer, Eric (Madison) Benedict, Amber (John) Green; eight great grandchildren; her brothers William (Linda) Brougher, Michael Brougher; and her sister Janice (Peter) Kaltenbaugh.

In addition to her parents, Linda was preceded in death by her brother David Brougher.

Friends may call on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 from 1-2PM at the First Church of the Nazarene.  A service will follow, beginning at 2PM with Rev. Francis Bolerjack officiating.  Burial will follow in Friendship Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County.

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