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Lester M. Shaffer, of rural Kahoka, MO, died at 8:25 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19,2007, at his residence on the Shaffer Family farm where he was born.

Lester was born October 6, 1917, the son of Jacob Stanton Shaffer and Laura Angeline(Brown) Shaffer. He married Mary Evalena Cochenour on July 29, 1938 in Clark County.

Mary Evalena preceded him in death on July 11, 1991. Mr. Shaffer spent his life working various jobs. He farmed and worked in the timber for many years in Clark County, worked at Keokuk Steel Casting and Shellor-Globe in

Keokuk, and later worked as a mechanic for many years. He became a member of Peaksville Christian Church as a young man.

Survivors include three sons: Kevin D., Kent L., and Lester Dewayne, all of Clark County; five daughters: Mrs. Steven (Dixie) Bollin, Doris Hamberg, and Mrs. Pearl (Bonnie) Sanders, all of Kahoka, Mrs. Jerry (Donna) Graham of Luray, and Mary Etta Moss of Kahoka; 21 grandchildren, 5 step grandchildren; 52 great grandchildren; 9 step great

grandchildren; along with numerous great-great grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, Barbara Paradis of Redding, CA, Doris Hines of Luray, and Bertha McBride of Farmington; as well as nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Mr. Shaffer was preceded in death by his wife; one son, Delmar Lynn; four brothers: Francis, Eston, Stanley, and Walter, along with two sisters, Edna Hubbert and Mable Van Winkle.

Graveside services were held Friday, June 22, 2007, at 2 p.m. at the Peaksville Cemetery with Pastor Shawn McAfee officiating. Special music was recordings "Red River Valley" and "The Old Rugged Cross".

Honorary Pallbearers were Bubba Saw, Alex Shaw, Timothy Ball, Robbie Denly,Kenny Denly, Cody Denly, and, Bruce Billington.

Pallbearers were Robert Shaw, Chris Shaffer, Tony Sanders, Anthony Ball, Danny Smith and Joe Fountain.

Visitation was held after 9 a.m. Friday at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka with family receiving friends from12:30 until 1:30.

Memorials in lieu of flowers were suggested to Hospice of Hancock County, Peaksville Cemetery Fund, or the Peaksville Christian Church.

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