Evelyn Shaefer

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EVANS, Ga. - Evelyn Denton McNair Shaefer, age 97, passed away quietly in the Pavilion, a caring and loving community at Brandon Wilde in Evans, Georgia. A Memorial Service will be conducted Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at First Baptist Church Augusta in the Storey Chapel at 10:00 am. with Dr. Rodger Murchison officiating. Inurnment for Evelyn and her son Charles will follow the service in the First Baptist Church Memorial Garden. The family will receive visitors in the Fellowship Hall following the services. From her birth in Stapleton, Georgia, August 12, 1918, to her death on Tuesday, June 14, 2016, she nourished people around her with love, faith in God and a listening and caring heart. She was always devoted and faithful to her family, friends, colleagues and her beloved First Baptist Church of Augusta. Evelyn was born in Stapleton, Georgia to Samuel Cicero Smith McNair and Martha Mae (Mattie) Denton McNair. After graduation from Stapleton High School in 1935 Evelyn received her BS degree at Georgia College for Women in Milledgeville, GA and a BA in Library Science from Emory University in Atlanta, GA. She taught briefly in Metter, GA and Sandersville, GA and then became the librarian at Tubman High School in Augusta. Augusta became her permanent home when she met and married Charles F. Shaefer, Sr. on March 13, 1948. They had one son, Charles F. Shaefer, Jr. Evelyn went on to become the first librarian at Langford Middle School and stayed in that position until 1980 when she learned she was to become a grandmother. Her grandsons, Davis and Mark Shaefer, were a bright light in her life for the remainder of her life. Up until the end she remained mentally sharp and delighted in "visiting" with people sharing the stories of growing up in Stapleton alongside her brother, Samuel Weldon McNair. Evelyn was truly a Southern lady who lived a full and productive life that was guided by her Christian faith. She was a dependable and a loving Christian wife, mother, aunt, grandmother and friend. We were all most blessed by her long, beautiful life. She is survived by her grandsons, Mark McNair Shaefer (Alexis Bashinski Shaefer), Charles Davis Shaefer (friend, Ashley Owens); great-grandson, Allan McNair Shaefer; daughter-in-law, Nan Hall Shaefer; sister-in-law, Faye Kitchens McNair; nieces, Dolly McNair Pennington (Sam), Evelyn Raye McNair, Marilyn Rose McNair; and nephew, Samuel C.S. McNair (Emily Johnson McNair) and several great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother and her son. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Augusta, 3500 Walton Way Extension, Augusta, GA 30909. Please sign the guestbook and send condolences at www.plattsfuneralhome.com Platt s Funeral Home, 721 Crawford Avenue


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