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  Lenox Time Table
Lenox, Iowa
Thursday, May 28, 1936

OBITUARY ~ JENNIE MAE (SHAFER) GRACE

Jennie Mae Shaffer was born January 15, 1876, near Galesburg in Jasper county, Iowa. She died at her home here in Clearfield, Iowa, May 13, 1936.

She was the daughter of Ashel C. and Nancy Flaugh Shafer. At the age of fourteen years, she moved with her parents to a farm near New Sharon, Iowa.

On January 31, 1894, she was married to William J. Grace, and in the spring of 1907, she, with her family, moved to a farm near Clearfield.

Mrs. Grace was a member of the Methodist Church, and regularly attended the Sunday School and the church services until her health failed, making it impossible to do so.

She was the mother of seven children, one daughter, Ethel preceding her in death on Sept. 15, 1925, and for this loss she grieved until her death. Her father, mother, and one brother, Charley Shaffer also preceded her in death.

She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband, Wm. J. Grace; three daughters, Mrs. Hazel Lyddon of Clearfield, Mrs. Edna Clute of Monroe, Michigan, and Thelma at home; three sons, Elmo of Clarinda, Homer of Gravity, and Raymond of Monroe, Michigan; one sister, Mrs. E. S. Haines of Newton, Iowa; one brother, Harry E. Shaffer of Sigourney, Iowa. Also five grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held in the Methodist church, on Friday afternoon, and were very largely attended. The floral offerings were profuse and very beautiful. The singing was by four ladies, Mesdames J. R. Crew, J. M. Stephenson, W. C. Henn and Bert Lyddon. The sermon was by a former

Transcription by Lorelei Rusco, January of 2012

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