Charlot Waller Schaffner
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NASHVILLE, TN: Charlot Waller Schaffner Age 87 of Nashville, TN. Joined her Heavenly Father on July 17, 2012 after an extensive battle with cancer. Chariot faced her illness as she lived her life: with grace, dignity, and passion, always maintaining joy and compassion for others.
She was born in Evansville, IN on July 11, 1925 to Lyle Buckham Wailer and Marie Clay Waller of Morganfield, KY. Charlot was the 3rd generation of her family to attend Vanderbilt University, where she achieved a BA in English and a MA in History, and was a member of the Tri-Delta Sorority. She was an active member of the James Robinson chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, descendant of John Brevard, Sr. of North Carolina; the Colonial Dames of America, descendant of Henry Clay, Sr. of Virginia where she acted as treasurer for 25 years; the Centennial Club; and the Nashville Symphony Guild.
She was an active member of St George's Episcopal Church in Nashville. Charlot loved to travel and saw the world. Her travels allowed her to become an experienced camel jockey and sea turtle rider. She never met a stranger and was loved by all.
Charlot is preceeded in death by her parents; husband, John Newcomb Schaffner of Marion, OH; and brother, James Kenny Waller of Ivlorganfield, KY.
She is survived by her three children son, John Newcomb Schaffner, Jr. and wife Teresa Ann Schaffner; daughters, Marie Clay Schaffner and Allison Wafer Schaffner; and grandchildren, Mary Katherine Schaffner and John Michael Schaffner.
Burial at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Morganfield, KY.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Alive Hospice or the Nashville Humane Society. "She fought the good fight, she finished the race, she kept the faith."
Published in the The Marion Star on August 5, 2012