Avis Velma Isabelle Shafer
1916 - 2007
Avis Velma Isabelle Shafer, 91, of Tallula, died on November 13, 2007 at 6:45 p.m. at Menard Convalescent Center in Petersburg. She was born on November 13, 1916 in Tallula to Sterling and Sarapta Speer Shafer.
She is survived by many nieces and nephews, including Sandy Shafer; a great nephew, Troy (Michele) Shafer; a great niece , Tonya (fiancÚ, Tom Lacy) Shimkus; a great great niece, Savanna Shafer; three great great nephews, Jed and Jake Shimkus, and Logan Shafer, all of Petersburg.
Her parents, one sister, three brothers, and a nephew, Jesse Shafer, preceded her in death.
She had worked for the State of Illinois, working at McFarland Zone Center most of that time. She was a member of Tallula Christian Church in Tallula, and also was a member of the Tallula Senior Citizens.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 16, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at the Hurley Funeral Home in Petersburg. Rev. Wayne Meyer will be officiating. Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 15, 2007 from 5:00 p.m. till 7:00 p.m. at the Hurley Funeral Home. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Tallula.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Tallula BLS.