Leona Shaffer

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Leona Shaffer BURLINGAME--Leona Mae Shaffer, 90, She departed this life May 15, 2014 at Wichita, with her sons at her side. Leona Mae Shaffer daughter of Edward and Annie Knight was born September 1, 1923 at Melvern, Kansas. Leona attended Melvern public schools and graduated in 1941 as an honor student. Leona married Ray W. Shaffer on November 29, 1940 at Burlington, Kansas. This marriage was blessed with three sons. Ronald, Robert, and Leland. Leona and Ray enjoyed sports and were faithful followers of their sons and grandchildren. She worked 24 years at Jostens Yearbook, retiring in 1980. Leona was a member of the Church of God in Melvern, the Federated Church in Burlingame, an active board member of the Osage Senior Center, The American Legion Auxiliary, and was a volunteer for ECKAN for over 20 years. Leona was preceded in death by her husband, Ray on December 23, 1983 and a son, Robert on October 13, 1945. She is survived by two sons, Ronald (Christine) of Burlingame and Leland (Patti) Of Douglass, 8 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild. Several nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Funeral services will be Wed. May 21, 2014 at the Melvern Church of God at 1:00 PM. The family will greet friends Tuesday from 5:00 PM till 7:00 PM at the Jones VanArsdale Funeral chapel in Lebo, Kansas. Memorial contributions may be made to Burlingame First Responders or Melvern First Responders and sent to Jones VanArsdale Funeral Home 107 W. 6th, Lebo, Kansas 66856.


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Published in Topeka Capital-Journal on May 18, 2014