Margaret Viola (Ware) Shafer
September 30, 1923  -  January 8, 2018

Margaret Viola (Ware) Shafer

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Harry Hynes Hospice
2404 W. 8th
Coffeyville, KS  67337

Margaret Viola (Ware) Shafer, 94, passed away on Monday, January 8, 2018, at Neodesha Care and Rehabilitation Center in Neodesha, Kansas. At the request of the family, cremation has taken place under the direction of Loran Fawcett Chapel. A celebration of Margaret’s life is being planned at a future date in the spring.

Margaret Viola Shafer was born on September 30, 1923 to Oliver and Viola (Busby) Ware in Coyville, Kansas. Margaret attended and graduated from the Fall River High School in 1941. After graduation, Margaret attended college in Pittsburg, Kansas earning her teaching degree. Margaret taught school in Greenwood county. Margaret met the love of her life, Carl Shafer and the two married in Wichita, Kansas on June 29, 1943. In 1956, Margaret and Carl moved to Neodesha and raised their four children, Judy, Ron, Don, and Gordon. Margaret was an active member of the Lighthouse Community Church of God for 60 plus years.

Those left to cherish Margaret’s memory include, Judy Kunkel of Haverhill, IA, Ron and Phyllis Shafer of Neodesha, KS, Don and Gloria Shafer of Neodesha, KS, and Gordon and Shirley Shafer of Fredonia, KS, eight grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

Margaret is preceded in death by her parents, Oliver and Viola Ware, husband, Carl Shafer, brothers, Clyde Ware and Merlin Ware, sisters, Mildred Clark and Thelma Trimmell, and great granddaughter, Devin Carri Schuster. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be made to the Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, and can be left at the Loran Fawcett Chapel in Neodesha, KS. Online condolences may be left at


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  1. Bennie and Terri (Shafer) Hill
    So. Coffeyville,

    Grandma you will be greatly missed thank you for everything that you Showed me!
    I will cherish each memory of you.

  2. Tisha raida
    Thayer, KS

    So sorry for your loss. She will be missed.

  3. Jackie Reding
    Elk City, KS

    So sorry for your loss. Margaret was such a kind and loving soul. Loved her.

  4. Matthew Fairbanks
    Bartlesville, OK

    Margaret was always a special woman after Gods heart and i will never forget the difference she made in my life, she will be missed.

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