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Official Obituary of

Patricia Ann "Pat" (Goines) Shaffer

April 27, 1949 ~ March 3, 2024 (age 74) 74 Years Old

Patricia Shaffer Obituary

    Patricia Ann “Pat” Shaffer, age 74 of Dongola, died peacefully Sunday, March 3, 2024 at her home with her family at her side. She was born on April 27, 1949 in Anna, the daughter of Wilborn and Nina (Gulley) Goines. She married Larry Shaffer on April 27, 1973 in Dongola.

    She is survived by her husband Larry of Dongola; one son, Jon Shaffer and wife Tricia of Anna; two grandsons, Drew Shaffer and wife Hana and Brandon Shaffer, all of Dongola; one brother, Brad Goines and wife Tori of Jonesboro; a sister, Jody Duckworth and husband Donnie of Wetaug; sisters-in-law, Deborah Pass of Herrin and Karen Goines of Moultrie, GA; a special cousin that she spoke with daily, Mary Ann Bush; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Pat loved all her family unconditionally. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Suzie Goines; brothers, Roger and Eddie Goines; mother and father-in-law, Elsie and Russell Shaffer and a brother-in-law, Michael Pass.

   Pat was a lifelong member of the Wetaug Church of Christ. Her greatest enjoyment was spending time with her family. She loved her boys. She and Larry enjoyed many trips, often with their grandsons, even if it meant sleeping in the car in a Wal-Mart parking lot when all the hotels seemed to be booked. Pat had a passion for taking care of people. As a nurse, she served the residents of City Care Center in Anna for over 20 years before shifting gears and caring for students at Southern Illinois University Student Health Center. After 21 years of service, she retired from SIU in 2012. Her skills as a nurse didn’t stop there, she was always caring for her family.

    The Shaffer family would like to say a special thank you to “our nurse” Tori for her overwhelming care, compassion and support. There are no words to express the gratitude we feel for you.

    Funeral services for Patricia Ann “Pat” Shaffer will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 9, 2024 at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna with Brent Miller officiating. Interment will follow at Christian Chapel Cemetery in Dongola. Visitation will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, March 8, 2024 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to Christian Chapel Cemetery or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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March 8, 2024

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home Anna
301 West Spring Street
Anna, IL 62906

Funeral Service
March 9, 2024

10:00 AM
Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home Anna
301 West Spring Street
Anna, IL 62906

Interment following funeral service
March 9, 2024

Christian Chapel Cemetery
Christian Chapel Road
Dongola, IL 62926


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