Allen LeRoy Shafer, 92, of Spring Hill, Kan., passed away Nov. 29, 2012, at his home. Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens, Olathe. Arrangements: Bruce Funeral Home, Spring Hill, Kan., (913) 592-2244. Memorial Contributions may be made to Ocheltree Baptist Church. Condolences may be left at www.brucefuneralhome.com
Allen was born January 25, 1920 at Hoxie, Kan., to Chester Waldo and Mary Elizabeth (Hines) Shafer. He was a graduate of Prescott, High School. Allen married Sylvia Mayhugh on June 9, 1939 in Mound City. They were the parents of five children. Allen later married Mary L Elliott Cochran on Nov. 28, 1969 in Spring Hill. He was an assembly line worker for Delco Remy Battery in Olathe for over 20 years. Allen also did janitorial work for Reeves Wiedeman in Lenexa for 20 years and worked part time for Price Chopper. He retired at the age of 89, but still kept very busy. He was a member of Ocheltree Baptist Church. Allen enjoyed woodworking and gardening. He loved spending time with his family and will be dearly missed.
He was preceded in death by both of his wives Sylvia and Mary, parents, brothers Keith, Clarence and Chester and sisters Jane and Alice. Allen is survived by his children Linda F Wilson and husband Don of Shawnee, Kan., Carol J. Owen and husband Gary of O'Fallon, Ill., Peggy Cochran and husband William of Spring Hill, Marion L. Shafer and wife Dawn of Floodwood, Minn., Sylvia Ann Hayes and husband Ron of Overland Park, Kan., William A. Cochran and wife Peggy, Dennis E Cochran, all of Spring Hill, David W. Cochran and wife Jane of Bates City, Mo., Jeffrey L. Cochran and wife Donna of Emporia, Kan., Meri Lou Christensen and husband Dean of Fredricksburg, Va., Phillip M. Cochran and wife Ellen of Ringwood, Okla.; 32 grandchildren; 29 great- grandchildren and two great- great-grandchildren; sisters Ina Kite of Springfield, Mo., Betty Messer of Prescott, and Vera McCormick of Mo.