Claudia D. Dalcoma

Claudia D. Dalcoma, age 69, of  New Philadelphia, Ohio, died early Thursday morning, August 29, 2013 in  the New Dawn Health Care Center at Dover after a brief illness.

Claudia was employed in day care for many years, and also worked in group homes as well.  While living in Winter Haven, Florida, she served as a Wal-Mart greeter.

She was born September 24, 1943 in Dover, Ohio and was the daughter of the late Clyde Dean and Katharine I. Dutton Shaffer. 

Claudia was a graduate of the former Midvale High School in 1962, and was a member of the First Baptist Church at Dover.  She was fond of traveling, particularly by train.  She was always fascinated by rocks and stones, and had a penchant for bold colors and turquoise jewelry. Her favorite pastime was tending to her back yard, which she decorated with stones and statues, thus creating what she called her "Enchanted Forest" off of her back patio.

She is survived by a son and two daughters  Kyle (Denise) Dalcoma of New Philadelphia, Mrs. Herb  (Joell)  Hatfield of Minerva, O., and  Mrs. Joe (Shellareen) Glaserman of Mineral City, O., her two sisters  Mrs. Dode (Hazel) Overton of Atwood Lake, O., and  Mrs. Terry (Marjorie) Turvey of Glen Allen, Virginia.  Four grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews completes the family.

A memorial service celebrating Claudia's life was conducted 12:00 Noon Saturday, August 31, 2013 in the First Baptist Church, 140 Regent Street, Dover,  with Rev. Christopher Lowery officiating.  The Baxter-Gardner Funeral Home at Sherrodsville is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church,  140 Regent Street, Dover, Ohio  44622.  To leave an online condolence message, please visit the funeral home website.

Baxter-Gardner Funeral Home
(740) 269-9225 


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