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Monday, February 2nd, 2009
Mary Jane Shaffer
Mary Jane Shaffer, 81, of Rockford, died Jan. 31, 2009, at her residence.
She was born Aug. 2, 1927, in Mendon, to Charles and Edna Mutersbaugh Fishbaugh. On Dec. 23, 1944, she married Richard I. Shaffer, who died Aug. 8, 1991.
Surviving are a son, Bruce (Kay), Rockford; four daughters, Barbara Ann (Royce) Williams and Bonnie, all of Rockford, Betty Lou (Freedus) Daniels, Spencerville, and Beverly (Phillip) Thorpe, Franklin, Ind.; a brother, Philip (Geri) Fishbaugh, Spencerville; two sisters, Josephine (Nick) Meade, Spring, Texas, and Edna Mae (Bill) Poor, Mendon; 15 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
Deceased is a sister, Isabelle Mauk.
She was a homemaker and helped her husband on the family farm. She was a member of Olive Branch Church of God, Rockford, and the Van Wert County Church Volleyball League. She had attended the former Mendon-Union High School.
Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home, Mendon, the Rev. Paul Rutledge officiating. Burial is at Tomlinson Cemetery, Rockford.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to service on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Condolences can be sent to dick.hellwarth@verizonmail.com.
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