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Cindy Lou Shaffer - 62

Chicago Heights, Illinois


Cindy Lou Shaffer nee Wells. Age 62. Recently of Chicago Heights, formerly Matteson and Muscatine, Iowa. Born in White Hall, Illinois. Graduate of North Green High School. Received her Bachelor’s in Teaching from MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Illinois. Teacher of the Deaf and Hard Hearing at Southwest Co-Op in Oak Forest.  Parishioners of St Stephen Deacon and Martyr Church and former parishioners of St Lawrence O’Toole Parish. Wife for 38 years of Robert Shaffer. Mother of Roberta “Bobbi” Shaffer, David (Elizabeth) Shaffer and Elizabeth Shaffer. Daughter of Russell (Carole) Wells and the late Joyce nee Haney. Sister of Donald (Eveline) Wells, Connie (James) Crow, Paul Wells, James (Rebecca Cox) Wells and Gary (Debbie) Wells. Aunt to many nieces and nephews. Friend of many. Memorial Mass Saturday June 8, 2024 10:00am St Stephen and Deacon Martyr, 17500 84th Avenue, Tinley Park, IL., and Memorial Service Saturday June15, 2024 11:00am Barrow Baptist Church, 1496 NE 160 Avenue, Roodhouse, IL. Info Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, Chicago Heights 708-481-9230 and


  • Keith Podhradsky

    on 05/28/24

    Cindy's legacy will live on through her family and her students. A teacher has no way of knowing where their influence ends. A life well lived and taken too soon. Condolences to Robert and his kids and all of Cindy's friends and family. May you continue to pool your strengths at this difficult time, and recall how much she meant to so many people.

  • Shelley Gray

    on 05/28/24

    Rest in Peace Cindy.
  • Alice Cooler

    on 05/29/24

    Cindy came to Andrew High School twice a week for many years, where I regularly saw her meeting with students in the library.  We had some great conversations--especially about central Illinois, where we both came from.  I miss seeing her walk in here with her rolling bag and no-nonsense attitude and stopping to chat.  May you know she touched so many lives and may happy memories get you through this difficult time. 

  • Robindon

    on 05/30/24

  • Dee Hawker

    on 05/30/24

    My deepest condolences to you all!  I was so shocked to hear of the passing of Cindy.  I work in one of the schools she serviced and when she was here to see the students or needed my assistance I would chat with her for a few minutes.  The last time I saw her was a few weeks ago and she was telling me about a procedure that was scheduled.  What a kind, caring and lovely lady.  We spoke of family often as I have a medically challenged granddaughter. She spoke so highly and with love for her family.  Please know you will be in my prayers over the coming days and know that she made a difference in the lives she touched.  Wishing you peace - she will be missed!

    Dee Hawker

    Hillcrest HS District 228

    • Robert Shaffer

      4 weeks, 1 day ago

      Thank you!!


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