Betty McKinnon Shuff

Born on October 31, 1923

Departed on January 4, 2021 and resided in Nashville, TN

Click on the links above for maps and directions. View current weather.

Betty McKinnon Shuff, 97, passed away January 4th in the presence of her loving family. She was preceded in death by her parents Buren and Eve McKinnon, husband George William Shuff Jr., and siblings Bob McKinnon and Marjorie McMillan.


"Shuffie", as she was affectionately named by her grandchildren, was raised in Erin, Tennessee and was a fiercely independent product of the 20th century. She represented the Greatest Generation with her strength, determination, and goodness. She retired from Castner Knott department store where she worked in sales. In retirement she spent time with her family and friends, and expressed her creativity by painting and sewing.


She is survived by:

Children- Bill Shuff (wife) Midge, Suzanne Graham, and Melissa Romans (husband) Allan

Grandchildren- Will Shuff and Carrie Duncan, Christopher and Amber Shuff, Andrew and Sarah Shuff, Matthew and Maggie Shuff, Aaron and Heather Romans, Daniel and Yuriko Romans, Jennifer Graham, Ashley Warren (Bruce Chaiken)

Great grandchildren- Wilson Shuff, Riley Shuff, Anabelle Shuff, Patrick Shuff, Shelby Shuff, Michael Shuff, Caden Shuff, Nicholas Graham, Gavin Warren, Graham Warren, Aldan Romans and Asher Romans.


To honor her life, memorial donations can be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children


4 Comments to Mrs. Betty McKinnon Shuff

  1. Matthew Shuff says:

    Love ya, Shuffie! You will be greatly missed.

  2. Mitchell and Linda Smithey says:

    We are so sorry for the loss of Mrs. Betty Shuff. She has been a friend for many years. We love all the Shuff’s and will always have great memories.

  3. Sherry Thompson says:

    Sure going to miss you SHUFFIE LOVE YOU 💔🙏 Sherry

  4. Cynthia M. (Cindy) Odle says:

    The lovely face of your beloved matriarch and her name caught my eye and piqued my deep memory. As I went to the obituary, I immediately remembered why. I shopped in all the area Castner Knott stores regularly, as long as they existed. If she long ago worked downtown Nashville, she is in fact the sales lady I have long remembered waiting on me when I was a young, panicked lawyer. I had just realized my lined skirt was not lined “enough”, and rushed there for a half slip. Being short, we discovered all were going to be longer than my skirt, and I bemoaned my short height. Ms. Shuff, however, flat set me out and said that as long as I was going to wear my skirts that short, I would never find a slip short enough! (Keep in mind that the slip was only about an inch too long, LOL!) I thought at this time, at the end of a life well-lived, Ms. Shuff’s family might enjoy this memory. She was in her mind, just letting me know how it was, I could tell; she was giving me advice. We saw one another reasonably regularly, and she saw no reason to hold back.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *