Betty Shafer


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Posted Online: Jan. 29, 2013, 6:34 pm
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Betty J. Shafer, 82, of Moline, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at Silver Cross Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Rock Island.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 201 E. 4th Ave., Milan. Visitation will be an hour prior to service time at the funeral home. Interment will be at Preemption Cemetery. Memorials may be made in care of Trinity United Methodist Church, Milan.
Betty was born on Oct. 3, 1930, in Indianapolis, Ind., a daughter of Bernie and Dorothy Widener Sanders. She married Albert E. Shafer in Greensburg, Ind., on Nov. 20, 1949. He preceded her in death on June 25, 1969.
Betty moved to the Quad-Cities in 1970. She retired from Modern Woodmen of America in 1989.
Betty was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, Milan, where she was active with the United Methodist Women's Group.
Survivors include her children, Wayne (Lori) Shafer, Rock Island, Gary A. (Julie) Shafer, Moline, and Brenda (Ron) Boersen, Moline; grandchildren, Jaime (Steve) Bramer, Breanna (Luke) Leander, Molly (Mark) Brown, Meghan (Viminda) Shafer, Heather (Mike) Whittaker and Cory Shafer and his fiancee, Jessica Stracner; great-grandchildren, Sam, Isabel, Olivia, Paige, Heidi, Maggie, Riley, Jack, Neveah and Zoey; and brothers, Bernie Sanders Jr., Milan, Larry Sanders, Milan, and Russell Sanders, Moline.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and her dog, Daisy.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.wheelanpressly.com.












 



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