Lydia Ann (Rudisill) SHAFER -- 88, died at 10 p.m. last night at her apartment in the Parkside Hotel where she had resided for a number of years. She had been in ill health for some time. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Rudisill, Mrs. Shafer was born Jan. 12, 1866, at Georgetown, Pa. She was married to George Shafer in 1883 and they farmed in the Polo-Brookville area until his death in 1933. Mrs. Shafer is survived by two children, Henry Shafer and Mrs. Josephine Summers; six grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and a half-sister, Mrs. Lizzie Myers, Sioux Falls, S.D. Her husband, a son Frank, and a grandchild preceded her in death.
The Rev. Ira Wilson of Emanuel EUB Church will conduct funeral services at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Melvin Funeral home. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. tonight. Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery.
The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois March 2, 1954
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