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Leland L. Shaffer

April 9, 1936 — November 21, 2023

Loretto, TN formerly of New Paris, OH

Leland L. Shaffer, age 87, of Loretto, TN passed away Tuesday, November 21, 2023, at his residence surrounded by family.  He was a native of New Paris, OH, retired truck driver with Southern Craft Manufacturing, and a member of Loretto Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Garnett (Petry) Shaffer; and brothers, Don and Loren Shaffer.

He is survived by his wife, Helen Shaffer of Loretto, TN; one son, Mark Shaffer (Cindi) of Richmond, IN; two daughters, Sharon Rader (Ed) of New Paris, OH and Tina Robinson (Rodney) of Loretto, TN; seven grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; two brothers, Junior (LeeAnn) Shaffer of New Paris, OH and Allen Shaffer of New Paris, OH; and one sister, Wanda (Bob) Smith of New Paris, OH.

Arrangements are being handled by Neal Funeral Home, 231 N. Military Avenue, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee.  The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Saturday, November 25, 2023, at Loretto Methodist Church.  Funeral services will be conducted at Loretto Methodist Church at 1:00 PM Saturday, November 25, 2023, with Jeff Jacob officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at Wares Chapel Cemetery in West Manchester, OH at 3:00 PM Tuesday, November 28, 2023.  The family suggests memorials be made to Mountain Top @ Home, c/o Loretto Methodist Church, 213 W. Commerce Street, Loretto, TN 38469.  Condolences may be sent by way of our website at

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