The Edmond Sun

July 15, 2013

AnnaBelle Shafer


The Edmond Sun

EDMOND —     AnnaBelle Shafer, 105, of Alva, Okla., daughter of the late Charles and Mary Elizabeth (Settle) Ewing, was born December 12, 1907, at Camden Point, Mo., and passed away July 10, 2013, in Alva, Okla.

    After AnnaBelle attended a rural school in Lipscomb County, Texas, and graduated from Shattuck High School, she attended Draughn’s Business School in Oklahoma City. During this time she met Carl Anton Shafer and they were married on July 22, 1927, in Guthrie, Okla. She worked at Rosenfield Jewelry in Oklahoma City for several years.

    In 1935, they moved to Alva where she worked at John Tyree’s Grocery Store and Treece’s Hardware Store. In 1941, AnnaBelle and Carl started Shafer’s Radio and Television which they operated together for 40 years.

    She received the Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the Alva Area Chamber of Commerce and Woman of the Year presented by the American Association of University Women. She was an active member of the Alva First Presbyterian Church where she served as Elder and on many committees. She also belonged to Business and Professional Women, Chapter C PEO, Order of Eastern Star, Sigma Phi Gamma, and Alva Area Chamber of Commerce where she served as president. She served on the NWOSU advisory committee for several years, the Bill Johnson Correc-tional Center advisory committee, the board of the Alva Senior Citizen’s Center, and as a founding board member of Northwest Family Services.

    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl; one brother, Evertt Ewing; and a grandson, Dickie Dean Shafer.

    AnnaBelle is survived by two sons, Carl Ewing Shafer and wife Peggy of College Station, Texas, and David Alan Shafer and wife Karen of Edmond; four grandchildren, Scott Shafer and wife Debra of College Station, Todd Shafer and wife Jenny of Pearsall, Texas, Dirk Shafer of Los Angeles, Calif., and Deidra Shafer Kistler and husband Brandon of Norman; four great-grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.

    A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, July 20, 2013, at the Alva First Presbyterian Church.

    There will be a visitation with the family at Marshall Funeral Home of Alva from 5 - 7 p.m. Friday, July 19.

    In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made through the funeral home to the NWOSU Foundation for the Shafer Family Scholarship Fund.

    Remembrances may be shared with the family at www.marshallfuneralhomes.com.