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Charles Shaffer

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[May 08, 2007]  ATLANTA -- Charles Franklin Shaffer, 80, of Atlanta died Monday, May 7, 2007, at 12:40 p.m. at his home.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln. His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. John Libert officiating.

Burial, with military rites, will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Waynesville.

Mr. Shaffer was retired from farming in the Waynesville area.

He served in the U.S. Navy from March 9, 1944, to May 13, 1946.

He was born Sept. 23, 1926, in Waynesville to James Cornelius and Bessie Alma Moxley Shaffer. He married Joyce June Steiling on Jan. 28, 1950, in Waynesville.

He is survived by his wife of Atlanta; one son, Jeffrey W. (and Darlos) Shaffer of Paxton; one daughter, Debra J. (and Steven) Menzel of Lincoln; four brothers, Gary Shaffer of Mechanicsburg, Jerry Shaffer of Waynesville, David Shafer of Waynesville and Ronald Shaffer of Pekin; three sisters, Hazel Vanhook of Bloomington, Jean Henry of Bloomington and Bessie Lovell of Mendon; six grandchildren and one stepgrandchild; and five great-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.

He was a member of Atlanta Methodist Church.

Memorials may be made to Waynesville Fire Department, Waynesville or Atlanta Methodist Church, or Visiting Nurse Association Hospice.

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