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Description: Mrs. Jennie M. Shaffer DeadDate: March 24 1921
Newspaper published in: Postville, Allamakee co. Iowa
Mrs. Jennie M. Shaffer Dead.
Mrs. G.M. Lambert went to Cresco Tuesday to help care for her mother, Mrs. Shaffer, who was ill with pleurisy, which later developed into pleura-pneumonia, and she died Thursday night, March 17th, at 9:30 o'clock. Jennie Shaffer, only daughter of Lorenze and Mary Ann Gibbs, was born in Westport, Essex Co. New York, Nov. 22, 1848, and died in Cresco, Iowa, as above stated, at the age of 72 years. In the year 1870 she came with her parents to Iowa and resided on a farm near Castalia, Winneshiek Co., until August 1875, when she was united in marriage to Edwin Shaffer and went to Clermont, Iowa, to make her home. This union was blessed with two children, Mrs. G.M. Lambert of Luana and Mrs. Fred Walter of Riceville. Besides these she leaves to mourn her departure two brothers, William A. Gibbs of Castalia and Nelson Gibbs of Glendale, Calif., four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. In her girlhood she united with the Baptist church at Westport and never transferred her membership to the home church. She was laid to rest in the Fair View cemetery at Castalia by the side of her husband, who preceeded her in death twenty-four years ago. The services were held from the Castalia U.B. church and were conducted by Rev. Bodenham of Riceville Baptist church, assisted by Rev. Hayes of Castalia.