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Janet Lea ShaffPassing: November 7, 2022


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Thursday, November 10th @ 1:00pm


Chastain Funeral Home

Thursday, November 10th @ 11:00am-1:00pm


White River Baptist Cemetery

Thursday, November 10th

BEDFORD– Janet Lea Shaff, 85, 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 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.

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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11 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Roy Myers | Mesquite NV
    Date: November 12, 2022
    John, Sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. Condolences from an old friend.
  2. Guest: Mitch Mitchell | Bedford In.
    Date: November 12, 2022
    Sorry for your loss Larry and John Ed. Great Tunnelton memories.
  3. Guest: Philip Tumey | Brownsburg
    Date: November 11, 2022
    My condolences and prayers for all the family and friends. She and Chick will now once again enjoy so many family friends and Lucky.
  4. Guest: Kathy Thompson | Terre Haute, IN
    Date: November 10, 2022
    Very sorry for your loss. Thought and prayers are with the family
  5. Guest: Bobby Brown | Venice Florida
    Date: November 9, 2022
    I’m truly sorry for your loss John and Larry. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and yours.
  6. Guest: Alan and Nicki Wesner | Bedford Indiana
    Date: November 9, 2022
    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
  7. Guest: Michelle Porter | Orleans, In
    Date: November 9, 2022
    I loved going to Virgil and Janets auctions. She always had a smile on her face. I’m sorry for your loss
  8. Guest: Jim and Sharon Nash | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: November 9, 2022
    Larry and Family: Our condolences to you and your family in the passing of your Mother. Jim & Sharon
  9. Guest: Richelle Pemberton-Onley | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: November 9, 2022
    I am so sorry for the family’s loss. I worked with Janet several years back at JAYC in Mitchell. She was such a sweet and pleasant lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
  10. Guest: Linda L Chapman | MITCHELL
    Date: November 9, 2022
    Larry and family, I'm so sorry to hear that your Mom passed away. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
  11. Guest: Tony and Diane Nugent | Mitchell
    Date: November 9, 2022
    John and Families, Our Thoughts and Prayers are with You All. Virgil and Janet are together again and can go to all the Auctions they want. Rest In Peace.