Edith Velma Shafer, 95, died Wednesday (Dec. 26, 2012) at the Absolut of Westfield with her loving family surrounding her.
She had been a former resident of both Ripley and Westfield, N.Y. She was born Jan. 16, 1917, to the late Lenox and Eva Noble.
Edith worked as a clerk for Jamesway of Lakewood for 16 years until her retirement. Her favorite hobbies were bowling and bingo.
Edith Velma Shafer
Survivors include four children, Shirley Jean (Charles) Glover and Joyce Elaine "B.G." O'Neal of Houston, Texas, Frank (Rita) Russell of Oklahoma and Phyllis Mae (Robert) Reid of Florida; her sister, Margary Hubbard; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Edith was predeceased by her husband, David Martin Shafer; three brothers ;and five sisters.
The 11 a.m. funeral service was held on Monday, Dec. 31 at the Mathews Funeral Home, 104 W. Main St., Ripley, N.Y., with Rev. Craig Buelow officiating. Relatives and friends were invited to attend and called at the Mathews Funeral Home on Sunday, Dec. 30 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Interment was at the Quincy Cemetery in Ripley, N.Y. Donations in Edith's memory to the Ripley Methodist Church would be appreciated by the family.