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DECEMBER 11, 2003
Beulah H. Shafer

Beulah H. Shafer, 95 year old Gage resident, died Friday morning, December 5, 2003 at the Shattuck Nursing Home. Services were held Sunday, December 7, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. in the Gage Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Johnson Good Samaritan Funeral Service of Shattuck.

Beulah Hazal Shafer was born on July 6, 1908, to Joe and Clara (Knighton) Parkins. She grew up on the family farm northwest of Gage. Beulah attended school at Gage where she graduated. To further her education she attended Northwestern State College at Alva where she received a degree in accounting. Beulah returned to Gage and went to work for the First State Bank. She later operated her own accounting business.

On December 8, 1934, Beulah was united in marriage to Orvis Shafer. They established their home at Gage where their son, Rex, was born. Beulah enjoyed raising cattle and horses and watching all types of sports. She was a member of the Gage United Methodist Church. Beulah was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Orvis, and brother, Ernest Parkins.

Survivors include her son, Rex, and wife, Shirley, of Gage; two grandchildren, Russell Shafer and Stephanie Troglin and husband, Ronnie: four great-grandchildren, Sierra and Lexie Shafer and Dakota and Tayler Troglin; a foster son, Richard Morley of Gage and his children, Tyson and Angela, and her son, Damien; other relatives and many friends.

Submitted by: Linda Fox - Ellis County Historical Society


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