Nannette Sheaffer passed away at her home on September 10, 2013. She was born in Ohio in 1926. She is preceded in death by her husband Robert Sheaffer. She is survived by her son, Eric Soderstrom, her daughter, Susan Soderstrom, two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She had a BS in Education from Texas Western College and a Master's in Education Diagnostics from Incarnate Word. She was a school teacher in the El Paso and San Antonio areas. She worked at USAA for several years until her retirement. She was a member of the First Unitarian-Universalist Church of San Antonio. She was a competitive ball room dancer for several years. She enjoyed dancing until her passing. A visitation will be held 9 am, Thursday, September 19th, with funeral services to follow at 10 am at the Meadowlawn Tribute Center, 5415 E. Houston St. Interment to follow at Meadowlawn Memorial Park.

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  1. Our church community will be diminished by the passing of Nan. Her constant presence on Sunday mornings will be remembered by me – every time I hold an Order of Service! May God grant peace and comfort to her family and friends. She dances among the heavens now.

  2. Our covenant group remembered all the kind things Nan has done for so many people. Although she was not a member of this group, we all knew and loved her. I remember dancing with her as well as watching her dance many times.

  3. I will miss seeing Nan fold the Order of Service and Announcements every Sunday at church with her friends. She loved talking about dancing and teaching with me. Surely, she is dancing gracefully in heaven. May God be with her family and comfort them.

  4. She will be greatly missed by our UU fellowship although I can not attend the services my thoughts and best wishes are with her family and friends


  5. Nan was a strong woman & even at a mature age, she was able to change her views as she learned more. I first met her during our Welcoming Congregation discussions-she was open to seeing another point of view & cheerfully moved away from what she had learned much earlier in her life & acted on her beliefs-making those who were very different from her feel comfortable on Sun mornings.

  6. I so appreciated Nannette’s love of music and her many

    insightful contributions within philosophy class. She will be greatly missed.

  7. I miss Nan. We met in our Sunday morning discussion group several years ago. She has been an inspiration to me because of her strong will and her desire to participate, dance, and be involved with life.

  8. I am grateful to have had the pleasure of dancing with Nan as often as we did (what came to be weekly), as well as the opportunity to have gotten to know the lovely, always impeccably dressed, woman that I did. My only regret is that I did not ask her more questions. I loved her stories, especially regarding the latest topic her study group was discussing. Her life was something intriguing and special to me, and her sense of humor right up my alley. I will look back on everything with a fond heart.

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