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Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 1 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Rev. Mike Eighmy.
Music provided by: selected favorite hymns.
Interment will be in the Laddonia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Keith Gentry, Bob Campbell, Lloyd Gray, Cory Shafer, Jason Williams and Don Dohr.
Artie Lena (Nadin) Shafer died peacefully at 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at the Gamma Road Nursing Home in Wellsville, Missouri. Mrs. Shafer had taught the 1946-47 school year at Brice School; then worked as a nurse tech and EMT for Audrain Medical Center for 25 years; she also worked at Twain Haven Nursing Home in Perry and the Missour Veterans' Home in Mexico, Missouri. She had been a rural Laddonia resident for over 50 years. She was baptized and joined the Pleasant Grove Methodist Church in Hatton on Sept. 15, 2003. She worked with her husband on the family farm for years and enjoyed activities with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed fishing, sewing, gardening and her few travel trips. She was a high school graduate and received her teaching certificate from Northeast Missouri State Teachers College in Kirksville.
Born: May 16, 1928 in rural Curryville, Missouri the daughter of Arthur Gaskill and Mildred Adelia (Brookshier) Nadin.
Married: Lawrence Wesley Shafer on June 22, 1947 in Vandalia, Missouri; he preceded her in death on December 9, 1998.
Survivors include: two sons, Arthur Wesley and wife, Mary Ann Shafer of Hatton, Missouri; Michael Eugene and wife, Nancy Shafer of Fairbanks, Alaska; three daughters, Lena "Marie" Richard of Gig Harbor, Washington; Laura Jane and husband, Roy Williams of Centralia, Missouri; Judy Ann and husband, James Gentry of Mexico, Missouri; two sisters, Winnie Brown of St. Petersburg, Illinois and Mrs. Thomas (Betty) Gaddie of Vandalia, Missouri; one sister-in-law, Gladys Zumbehl of Middletown, Missouri; ten grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by: one sister, Hannah Bontz; two grandsons, Robert Dale Adkisson and Gary Williams.
Memorials may be made to the Audrain City County Health Unit Hospice, P O Box 957, Mexico, MO 65265-0957 or the American Diabetes Association, P O Box 1013, Columbia, MO 65205-1013
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