December 6, 1930 - August 7, 2020
Margaret Stephens Shaffer, 89 of Salem, Illinois passed away August 7, 2020 at Mt. Vernon Health Care, Mt. Vernon, IL. Born December 6, 1930 in Salem, she was the daughter of Roy W. and Ethel (Kagy) Stephens. A homemaker, Margaret loved to quilt, putting her heart into choosing the fabric and designs for untold numbers made throughout the years. She especially loved her family and two generations of grandchildren. She enjoyed playing Domino's, and putting together puzzles. She was extremely proud of her association as a member of Gold Star Member, and, being a Life Member of the former Zion Methodist Church in rural Salem. She was united in marriage with David L. Shaffer, June 26, 1949 in Salem, and he preceded her in death December 8, 2004. Surviving are her children, Twila (Lynn) Kincaid, and Richard (Carole) Shaffer all of Salem, along with grandchildren Cheryl Easley of Salem, Michael R. (Laura) Easley of Colorado Springs, CO, Matthew (Alicia) Easley of Scott, AR, Robyn (Dustin) Duncan and Janessa (Bret) Vandeveer all of Salem. Also her great grandchildren Haley Duncan, Hannah Duncan, Avery Easley, Levi Vandeveer and Ryder Vandeveer. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by brothers Lyle Stephens, PHM2 Neale Stephens US Navy, and her twin sister, Marie Turner. There will be a private graveside service and interment at Paradise Cemetery, Salem, IL with Dr. Andy DeWitt officiating. The family suggest memorials be made to Alzheimer's Research, or the Donor's choice and may be left with Sutherland - Rankin Funeral Home, 310 N. Broadway, P.O. Box 97, Salem, IL 62881 (618) 548-1234, entrusted with the family's care. On line expressions of sympathy may be left at sutherlandfuneralhome.com.
Margaret Stephens Shaffer, 89 of Salem, Illinois passed away August 7, 2020 at Mt. Vernon Health Care, Mt. Vernon, IL. Born December 6, 1930 in Salem, she was the daughter of Roy W. and Ethel (Kagy) Stephens. A homemaker, Margaret loved... View Obituary & Service Information
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