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Willowdean Shaffer

Wednesday, September 3, 2003

FORT COLLINS, Colo. - Willowdean Beasley Shaffer, 71, died Aug. 30, 2003, at the Center Avenue Health and Rehab Center.

Born May 1, 1932, in Camden, Tenn., daughter of the late Harrison and Gaynell Bell Beasley, she graduated in 1949 from Diehlstadt (Mo.) High School. She attended Draughns Business College in Paducah, Ky., and worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in Sikeston, Mo. She lived in Joplin, Mo., for many years before moving to Fort Collins in 2000 and was a former member of the Southern Baptist Church in Diehlstadt.

Survivors include: two sons and daughters-in-law, Doug and Deanna Shaffer of Fort Collins and Daniel and Debbie Shaffer of Joplin; one daughter, Nancy Ann Loney of Dallas, Texas; one brother, Harrison Beasley of Dallas, Texas; and five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, J.C. Beasley.

Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston, Mo., where services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday. The Rev. Manny Alvarado, interim pastor of the First Assembly of God Church of Sikeston, will officiate.

Burial will follow in the IOOF Cemetery near Charleston.