Obituary: Janet Lea Shaff

September 14, 1937 – November 7, 2022

Janet Lea Shaff, 85, of Bedford, was called home surrounded by family, Monday, November 7, 2022, at Baptist Health Floyd Hospital in New Albany.

Born September 14, 1937, in Tunnelton, she was the daughter of Delbert and Arie Emily (Brown) Speer.  She married Virgil L. Shaff on August 14, 1955, and he preceded her in death on August 19, 2009.

Janet worked at Hooks Drugstore in Bedford and Jay-C Foods in Bedford and Mitchell. She was a member of the White River Baptist Church and past secretary of the Guthrie Township Farm Bureau Board. Janet loved to go to auctions with her husband and they used to own Shaff’s Auction Barn. She enjoyed photographs. Janet loved her children and grandchildren. Janet was the best mother that anyone could wish for.

Survivors include her sons, Larry Dale (Deborah A.) Shaff of Centerville and John Edward (Melanie) Shaff of Mitchell; grandchildren, William (Michelle) Shaff of Destin, Florida, Jeremy Shaff of Mitchell, Jackson (Lyric) Shaff of Bloomington, Taylor (Jeremy) Thompson of Terre Haute, Jayden Shaff of Mitchell, Kenneth Jase Shaff of Mitchell, and Samantha (Wesley) Cross of Hagersville; ten great-grandchildren; and nephew, Jack (Carolyn) Cecil of Mitchell          

Her parents; husband; granddaughter, Mariah Shaff; and siblings, Walter Garrison, William Garrison, Wallace Garrison, and Emily Cecil, preceded her in death.

The funeral service will be at 1:00 p. m. Thursday, November 10, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Jim Russell, officiating.  Burial will be in White River Baptist Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service Thursday at the funeral home.

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