Margaret Irene French Shaffer Martin


Margaret Irene French Shaffer Martin, 87, of Pearisburg, Va. formerly of Princeton died peacefully Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at Heritage Hall in Rich Creek, VA.
Born October 14, 1931, in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Charles Herman French and Ethel Cook French.
Margaret was a graduate of Princeton High School Class of 1950 and a retired employee of Maidenform, Inc.
She was of the Protestant faith.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Malcom Martin, a son Douglas Shaffer, and two siblings, Dorothy Ann Snider and Douglas Houston French.
She is survived by a daughter, Cindy Veneri of Florida; granddaughter Jessica Dorsey of Princeton Four siblings, Herman Tracy French and wife Carol, Virginia Lee Hansbarger all of Princeton, Mary Alice Bradley and
husband Tom of Cashmere, Ellen French Stephenson and husband Tommy, of Vinton VA;
Several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services to honor Margaret's life will be held at 2:00 P.M. Friday, August 23, 2019 from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Pastor Tracy French officiating. Burial will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery in Princeton. Friends may visit with the family Friday from 1:00 P.M. until the service hour at the funeral home.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
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The Martin family is being served by the Memorial Funeral Directory and Cremation Center on the Athens Road in Princeton.
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Mabel Thompson
Aug 23, 2019
So sorry to hear Margaret has passed. My condolences to the family.
Deborah Childers
Aug 23, 2019
Rest in peace Aunt Margaret you were special to our family
Marjorie Malcom
Aug 22, 2019
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