TERRE HAUTE —
Shirley (Shaffer) Sappingfield, 82, our loving mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, peacefully passed over to be with her Lord Jesus on June 11, 2013, in Union Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. A lifelong Terre Haute resident, she was born on July 17, 1930, to William Albert Shaffer and Helen Pearson Shaffer. She was a homemaker that enjoyed embroidery and was very creative with crafts. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Roland E. Slater, and also her second husband, Clyde E. Sappingfield; and a son, Michael Slater.
She is survived by two daughters, Bonnie Higgins and husband Jack, Brenda Smith and husband James; two sons David Slater and wife Marjorie, Walter Slater and wife Carol; and a stepson, Vincent Sappingfield. She has a sister, Sherril Harlow; four brothers, Roy Shaffer, Fred Shaffer and wife Marilyn, Ronald Shaffer, and John Hathaway. She has several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. She also was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Annena Shaffer and a brother-in-law Tom Harlow.
Keeping with her wishes there will be no services. DeBaun Funeral Homes and Crematory is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions can be made to a Children’s Hospital of the donors choice. Online condolences may be offered at: