Mary Frances Mahaffey

Mary Frances Mahaffey (Gardner)

Tuesday, October 16th, 1956 - Sunday, July 7th, 2019
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Mary Frances Mahaffey, of Lancaster, passed away July 7, 2019. She was born October 16, 1956, in Lancaster, a daughter of the late Bill and Julia Gardner.

Mrs. Mahaffey was known for having a good sense of humor. She never met a stranger and could talk to anyone for hours. She liked fishing at the beach, traveling, and attending Bible study. She was a member of Lancaster Church of Christ. She was “Meme” to two grandchildren who she loved and cherished.

Mrs. Mahaffey is survived by her husband of 45 years, John D. Mahaffey; daughters, Kristie Marie Stariha and her husband Rodney, and Emily Charlotte Mahaffey; brother, Thomas “Tommy” Gardner and his wife Tina; grandchildren, Matthew Zeth Ryker Stariha and Jacob Wyatt Rollings; many nieces, nephews, and cousins; and her beloved dog Oscar.

The family will receive friends at A Simple Service Burial and Cremation, 201 N. Catawba St. in Lancaster from 6:00 until 7:30 pm on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, and other times at the family’s home. A funeral service will be held in the chapel of A Simple Service Burial and Cremation on Wednesday, July 10, at 1:00 pm with Shannon Ham and Wayne Walton officiating. Entombment will follow in Lancaster Memorial Park.

The family requests that memorials be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

A Simple Service Burial and Cremation is serving the Mahaffey family.
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Nancy Howard Thomas

Posted at 09:26am
Emily - I was so sorry to hear about your mother's passing. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I'm here if you need anything. Love Nancy

Lisa VanDerpoel Robson

Posted at 01:02pm
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. May God give you peace and comfort.

Christi Gardner

Posted at 01:29am
My prayers are with you John , Kristie and Emily ! Praying for the whole family in this time for strength and peace ! Mary Frances was a sweet lady ! Sorry for your loss !

Matt and Terry Stariha

Posted at 12:37am
Remembering you and "Mary Frances Mahaffey" in our minds and in our hearts.
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Paige Autry

Posted at 12:15am
I will always remember my time spent with Mary Frances. She was a sweet lady who I came to love. We always found something to talk about. She loved Mr John, Oscar and her girls. I am going to miss coming to see her. Many thoughts and prayers for everyone. Paige Autry

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