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Obituaries

Obituaries

Helen Virginia "Penny" Shaffer 1913 - 2005 Chillicothe, Mo.

Services for Helen Virginia "Penny" Shaffer, 92, Chillicothe, were Monday, Nov. 14, at Lindley Funeral Home in Chillicothe. Burial was in Edgewood Cemetery in Chillicothe.Mrs. Shaffer died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005, at Livingston Manor Care Center in Chillicothe.She was born Nov. 3, 1913, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Luther Carl and Laura Dubois Margerum Pensinger. She graduated from Southwest High School in Kansas City, Mo., in 1930. She attended Kansas University with the class of 1934, where she pledged Kappa Alpha Theta. She moved to Chillicothe from Topeka in 1939.Mrs. Shaffer was a homemaker and a partner in the Dr. Pepper Bottling Co. in Chillicothe. She was a member of Junior Sorosis, a 50-year member of Chapter T P.E.O., a member of the KU Alumni Association, a volunteer with the American Red Cross and a USO group member during World War II, a Girl Scout sponsor and a member of the Presbyterian Women's Assn.She married Walter Louis Shaffer Jr. on Feb. 23, 1933, in Kansas City, Mo. He died July 21, 1986.Survivors include a son, W.L. Shaffer III, Chillicothe; a daughter, Sharon Shaffer Rankin, Lawrence, Kan.; four grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.Memorials may be sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, MO 64601.