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Lenox Time Table
Lenox, Iowa
Wednesday June 21, 2000

OBITUARY ~ ERMA DARLENE (YOUNG) SHAFFER

Erma Darlene Young Shaffer was born July 22, 1920 during a cyclone in Corning, Iowa to Nora L. and W.E. (Granddad Bill) Young and passed away peacefully June 6, 2000 in Boulder, Colo.

She married Clyde M. Shaffer on Aug. 25, 1940 in Winterset, Iowa. To this union were born 4 children: Sydney Darrell, who died at birth, Gary Wayne, Larry Duane and Jean Ann.

The family moved from Clearfield to Boulder in Nov. of 1963. Before moving to Colo., Erma was employed by the Clearfield Cafe, and Clearview Home in Clearfield. After moving to Colorado, she provided daycare from her home, giving loving care and becoming "Grandma" to many families that she stayed in touch with the rest of her life. In her spare time Erma enjoyed embroidery, attending concerts, and sports events for her grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. She also loved to play cards, most often with her grandchildren, and assorted nieces and nephews. She also enjoyed the mountains and spending quiet time with residents of Boulder Manor, where she visited with, read to and wrote letters for many.

Erma was preceded in death by her parents, W.P. "Hill" and Nora L. Young, her husband Clyde and son, Sydney Darrell.

She is survived by a sister. Margaret "Tink" Brunei! and her husband John "Doc" from Cleburne, Texas; 3 children, Larry, Gary and his wife Carolyn, and Jean Ann Domiana and her husband Gary, all from Colorado; 7 grandchildren, David, Craig and his wife Coleen, Debbie Shaffer and Chad Bus. Lelia Lane and her husband Todd, Mike, Robin, Domiana, and Danny, all of 1 Colorado; 6 great-grandchildren - Kevin, Cody, Michael, Kayla, Justin, Tyler and baby Lane will join us in November; Sisters-in-law Fern Spurrier and Charlene Shaffer from Clearfield and Margaret Henderson from Lenox; Brothers-in-law W.D. "Pete" Shaffer and his wife Audrey from Lafayette. Colo.; many nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends, spanning three generations.

Funeral Services for Erma D. Shaffer were held at the Clearfield United Methodist Church on Sunday, June 11, 2000 at 2 p.m.. Officiating was Rev. Al Rusk. Organist was Jean Huffman. Casket beaters were J.B. French, John Lyddon. George Bailey, Bob Perdew, Dwight Matheny, and Wayne Miller. She was laid to rest at the Clearfield Cemetery.

Transcription and Submission by Lorelei Rusco, February of 2014

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