Denise Marlene Shaffer, 47, of Little River, S.C., passed away Jan. 5, 2013, at Grand Strand Hospital of advanced cancer.
She was born in Parkersburg, W.Va., at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital on Feb. 17, 1965, the daughter of the late Donald Gene Shaffer Sr. and the late JoAnne Sagee Shaffer of Belpre, Ohio.
Denise attended and graduated from Belpre High School in 1983. She attended Bowling Green College in Northwest Ohio. After college Denise moved to Myrtle Beach and began a happy life there and never looked back.
She was preceded in death by her parents; grandmother, Agnus Shaffer; aunt, Betty Harris; and beloved nanny of seven years, Helen Davis.
Denise is survived by her second mother, Tina Shaffer; sisters, Debby Barron Bradley and DiAnne Barron Binder; brother, Donald Gene Shaffer II; uncle, Jack Shaffer; fiance, Jack McCarthy; and her best friend, Michelle Goddard.
Denise's final wishes were cremation and a small service to be held in Myrtle Beach, S.C. A service for family only will be held at a later date in Belpre, Ohio.