Sandra "Sandy" Gaffigan
Sandra “Sandy” Gaffigan, 70 of Springfield, died at 7:55 am, Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at Memorial Medical Center. She was born August 6, 1944 in Springfield, to Charles Andrew and Ethel Renfro Shiffer. She married Ronald L. Gaffigan on May 5, 1981 and he preceded her in death on July 4, 1999.
She is survived by one daughter, Toni (Joe) Diefenback of Girard; one son, Angelo Hiler of Petersburg; eight grandchildren, Andrew Hiler, Miranda Crowder, Courtney Sommer, Braden Denney, Blake Denney, Paige McGinley, Wyatt McGinley and Markie Stice; three great grandchildren, Mateo Hunt, Natalia Dougherty and Vada Dougherty; one sister, Andrea (Robert) Frantz of Springfield; four brothers, Jon (Kay) Shiffer of Cocoa, FL, Robert Shiffer of Sherman, Michael (Carrie) Shiffer of Palm Bay, FL and Kevin (Terri) Shiffer of Springfield; one aunt, two uncles and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Judy Brown and Penny VanderDrift and one brother, Charles Shiffer, Jr.
Sandy attended Real Life Church and I Worship Center. She was a member of Greyhound Association and Illinois Harness Horse Association. She worked for the Illinois Department of Public Aid.
Visitation: 10am – 12pm, Monday, January 12, 2015 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 12 pm, Monday, January 12, 2015 at Staab Funeral Home with Pastor Clint Cook officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or to the American Cancer Society.