Rhonda Ann Shaffer, 71, of Dover, Ohio passed away while surrounded by her loving family on Friday, August 18, 2023, at the Community Hospice Truman House in New Philadelphia, Ohio, following a lengthy battle with cancer. Born October 3, 1951 in Mason, West Virginia, she was a daughter of the late Fred Beverly and Verna Rae (Johnson) Sayre.

A 1969 graduate of Conotton Valley High School, Rhonda will be remembered for her love for her family who loved spending time with her sons and their families, as well as travelling with her husband. In addition to being a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, she worked for many years at the Jackson County Development Center, retiring as their executive director, and enjoyed volunteering at food banks to help the less fortunate.

She will be deeply missed by her husband, Michael Wayne Shaffer; sons, Mike (Debbie) Sharp and Jeff (Becky) Sharp; grandchildren, Ricky, Tony, Kelsey and Lucas Sharp, and Michael Yost; sisters, Barbara (Jim) Willis and Loretta Goff; brothers, Fred (Tammie), Frank (Rhonda), and Eric Sayre; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Beverly Johnson.

In keeping with Rhonda’s wishes, cremation is planned without a public service. Her family will celebrate her life privately. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society and Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Ave. S.W., New Philadelphia, OH  44663.

R.K. Lindsey Funeral Home, Inc.

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