John F. "Frank" Shafer
SPRINGFIELD, IL - John F. "Frank" Shafer, 74, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
He is survived by his wife, Janet; one stepson, Derick (Amelia) Cheek of Springfield; one granddaughter, Anna Cheek; four brothers: Darrel of Canton, Mo., Larry (Bev) of Springfield, Richard of Greenfield, and David (Ann) of Jacksonville; three sisters: Nelda King of Woodson, Linda Settles of Jacksonville, and Debbie (Rick) Wellhausen of Jerseyville; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Ronald L. Shafer.
Frank was born March 8, 1939, in Greenfield, Ill., the son of Ralph and Helen (Piper) Shafer. He married Janet Moore on Sept. 29, 1995, in Greenfield.
Frank worked at Stone Seed Company and later farmed in the Greenfield and Springfield areas for many years.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. at Mott & Henning Funeral Home in Athens, Ill., with the Rev. Mike Keppler officiating.
Burial will be held at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield.
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Family is being served by Mott & Henning Funeral Home, in Athens, Ill. Online condolences can be shared at www.mottandhenning.com.