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SHEAFFER, Tillie 1896-1981


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 10/10/2015 at 16:16:22

Tillie Sheaffer Services Held

Mrs. Emery (Tillie) Sheaffer, 84, died at 4:15 a.m. Friday, January 9 at the Long Term Care Unit of the Grundy County Memorial Hospital in Grundy Center.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, January 12 at the Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home in Grundy Center with the Rev. Thomas P. Harp, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, officiating.

Merle Mamminga sang "How Great Thou Art" and "The Old Rugged Cross". He was accompanied by Mrs. Glenn Dieken who also played selected numbers for the prelude and postlude.

Casket bearers were Gale Mast, Dwight Heltibridle, Dennis Kiewiet, John Miller, Darwin Vinton and Calvin Kruse.

Mrs. Ernest Blythe and Mrs. Paul Slinker were in charge of the floral tributes.

Roger Engelkes and Lee Schulz provided their cars for the family.

Burial was held in Rose Hill Cemetery, Grundy Center. Relatives and friends were invited to the First Presbyterian Church following the committal service for a period of Christian fellowship and refreshments.

She was born October 2, 1896 on a farm south of Wellsburg in Shiloh township, Grundy county. She attained the age 84 years, 3 months and 7 days. She was the daughter of Carl H. and Ella Kordes Nederhoff. On December 21, 1922 at Waterloo, she was united in marriage to Emery Sheaffer. They lived in Marshalltown for one year and then began farming southwest of Grundy Center where they continued to make their home until November 1, 1973 when they moved and made their home in Grundy Center. Mrs. Sheaffer served on the rationing board during World War II. She was a member of the Legion Auxiliary and the First Presbyterian Church in Grundy Center.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one grandson, one brother and one sister.

She is survived by her husband, Emery, of 501 H Avenue, Grundy Center; two daughters, Mrs. Wilbur (LaVerne) Lawrence of Lamar, Mo. and Mrs. Elso (Marjorie) Reints of Shell Rock; one brother, Albert Nederhoff of Wellsburg; three sisters, Mrs. Ann Dorsey of Waterloo, Mrs. Harry (Jennie) Meyer of Holland and Mrs. Art (Tena) Ziesman of Eldora; and three grandchildren.

A memorial fund has been established. The Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 15 January 1981, pg 3


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