Myrna M. Shaffer - August 02, 2009Myrna M. Shaffer, 82, of Woodbine, Iowa, mother of Aurora resident Craig Shaffer, died Monday, Aug. 3, 2009 at Rose Vista Nursing Home.
Funeral services were Thursday, August 6 at First Christian Church in Woodbine, Iowa with Rev. Ron Keith officiating. Burial was in Woodbine Cemetery.
Myrna Marie (Smith) Shaffer was born west of Woodbine, Iowa on the old “Gard” farm on April 26, 1927, to William and Laura (Tupper) Smith. She grew up in and around the Woodbine area and attended several country schools until she graduated from Woodbine Normal High School in 1944.
Upon graduation she joined her sister, Darlene, in Washington D.C. and worked in the insurance department at the VA building. She was actively involved in the USO program during WWII.
She married Lawrence Shaffer on Oct. 31, 1946, at the First Christian Church in Woodbine. Besides being a homemaker and farm wife, she was also employed for several years by the REC. She and her husband farmed in the Woodbine and Magnolia area until retiring to Woodbine in 1984.
She was baptized on April 5, 1942 and became a faithful member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Woodbine. She participated in CWF activities and also volunteered at the Rose Vista sing-a-longs. She loved her family. She loved her trips to Hawaii and enjoyed being a winter Texan and taking family trips to other states as well. She enjoyed playing cards with family and friends.
She is survived by her husband, Lawrence Shaffer of Woodbine, Iowa; three children, Gloria (Richard) Allen and Steven (Janelle) Shaffer, both of Woodbine, Iowa and Craig (Diana) Shaffer of Aurora; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; brother, Clifford (Eunice) Smith of Walnut, Iowa; three sisters, Lois Snyder and Carla Davis of Woodbine, Iowa, Darlene Hood of Homestead, Fla.; and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Dale and Kenneth Smith; granddaughter, Gwyn Marie DeLance; and three brothers-in-law, Clyde Snyder, Jr., James P. Davis, and Fred E. Hood.