Edna “Penny” Ellen Sheaffer Fasano passed away peacefully in her sleep on June 9, 2018.
She was born Oct. 26, 1926 in Barnitz, PA to Frank and Elma Sheaffer. Penny had 12 siblings. She was preceded in death by husband, Tony who passed on May 16, 2018 and by her brothers, Richard, Cloice, Jay, Roy, and Walter, and sisters, Margaret, Thelma Conrad and Jane Dick. After 70 years together, she was lost without Tony and so joined him in heaven.
She leaves behind a son, Michael and daughter-in-law, Jennifer of Cedar Crest, NM and two grandchildren, Michaela of Indian Head, MD and Phillip of Cedar Crest, NM, and daughter, Rozanna “Zana” Knipp and son-in-law, Richard of Centerville, OH. Penny’s surviving siblings are Ester Holloway, Betty Holdway and Paul Sheaffer.
Penny graduated from Boiling Springs High School in Boiling Springs, PA. Just a few years later she met Tony and in January of 1948, they married and began their journey together living and traveling all over the world. With Tony being in the Air Force, she became very active in the Officers Wives’ Clubs everywhere they lived. She was an award-winning oil painter. Her many other talents included ceramics, knitting and crocheting, along with being a gourmet cook and lover of birds. It was always said that she had 2 green thumbs since she could make any plant come to life. She and Tony were very active in Sertoma of Troy, OH. She was also head of the candy stripers at Stauder Hospital in Troy, OH where they lived before moving to Springboro, OH. Since she was so outgoing, there were few committees that she was not a member of, no matter where they lived.
Her journey may have ended but her memory will never die. She was a wonderful wife, the best mother to her two children and a great fun grandma. You could always count on her to help out in any way she could. She will be sorely missed by those who knew and loved her.
We extend our sincere thanks to the wonderful staff at River Oakes Alzheimer’s Care Facility and for the care that Hospice of Miami Valley gave to her in her last days here. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Miami Valley in Penny’s memory. Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 10:30am until 11:30am at Newcomer South Chapel, 3940 Kettering Blvd. where funeral service will follow at 11:30am. Penny will be laid to rest with Tony at Dayton National Cemetery privately.