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Elaine Ghirardi

In Loving Memory

Ghirardi, Elaine L. (nee Schaffer)

March 19, 1958 - May 30, 2024

Elaine L. Ghirardi, 66, Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Thursday, May 30th, 2024.

She was born on Wednesday, March 19th, 1958 at St. Mary’s Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. 

Beloved wife for 44 years of Michael Lee Ghirardi; devoted mother of Michael A. (Alexandra) Ghirardi and John B. Ghirardi; adoring grandmother of Ava L. Ghirardi, Austin M. Ghirardi, and Alexzander R. Ghirardi; treasured daughter of the late Victor F. and Anna J. (nee Ewers) Schaffer; loving sister of Kathleen (Jerry) Vaughn, Carolyn Weldon, Ronald A. (Michelle) Schaffer, Dolly M. (Don) Hillis, LaVerne A. (Dan) Brown, Eugene J. (Rhonda) Schaffer, Fritz V. Schaffer, Harold J. (Connie) Schaffer, Darren G. (Tammy) Schaffer, and the late Gary R. Schaffer; our dear aunt, great aunt, daughter-in-law, sister-in-law, godmother, cousin, and friend. After 45 years of dedication and hard work Elaine retired as a Business Operations Analyst from US Bank. 

SERVICES: Visitation will be held at KUTIS AFFTON CHAPEL (10151 Gravois Rd. 63123) on Friday, June 21st from 4:00 – 8:00 PM and Saturday, June 22nd from 11:00AM – 1:00 PM, with the memorial service beginning at 1:00 PM.


10 thoughts on “Ghirardi, Elaine L. (nee Schaffer)”

  1. May I extend my sincerest condolences to the family of Elaine.
    I learned a lot of higher-level knowledge from my interactions with her, and I am a better employee because of it. I am forever grateful for having known her.
    Please take some comfort in knowing that she is suffering no more and has peace.
    May God bless and keep you.

  2. I will miss her we had a lot of fun when we were younger. So sorry to hear she passes away. She was a great friend since grade school.

  3. Love you guys always and forever! I’m so sorry for your loss! You guys are like family and you’re in my prayers. 🙏✝️❤️

  4. The Johnson family sends our deepest and most sincere condolences and prayers to the entire family. May God give you all strength and comfort during this difficult time. Elaine and I worked together for over 20 years, and she will truly be missed. I am forever grateful for her kindness, knowledge and beautiful smile. God bless you all.

  5. May I extend my sincerest condolences to the family of Elaine.
    I worked with her for many years and learned so much from her and her knowledge. I am praying for her family that God comfort and give you all strength.

  6. Sending my deepest condolences to you and your family. Elaine was a beautiful caring person and funny. I had the privilege of working by her side and everyday was a lesson to learn and laughter. She will be missed deeply.

  7. It is with great sadness the Valencia family extends and sends our deepest condolences to the Ghirardi family. Dago, Mike, Alex, Johnny my thought and prayers are with you and the grandkids. We have all been blessed to have been colleagues of Elaine. Her kindness, wit, smile, knowledge, mentoring, her stories and laughter will truly be missed. It has been an honor knowing Elaine and she is forever in our thoughts. May God Bless you all and keep you safe.


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