Leon Shafer

Leon Shafer


Leon Shafer, 80, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Thursday, August 23, 2018 at his home under the care of Hospice and family by his side.

Born September 18, 1937 in Green City, Missouri, Leon was the son of the late Charles Clifford and Rosa May (Hoerrmann) Shafer. On September 6, 1958 in Pollock, Missouri, Leon was united in marriage to Kathryn Baldridge.

Leon is survived by his wife Kathryn just shy of 60 years; two sons and daughters-in-law, Randall and Glenda Shafer, and Brent and Taryn Shafer all of Kirksville, MO; daughter-in-law, Tammy Shafer of Green City, MO; nine grandchildren, Logan Shafer, Gentrie Zeller (Chris), Trevor Shafer, Justin Shafer (Caressa), Jordan Shafer, Jared Shafer, Lanie Lewis (Brett), Morgan Buckallew (Kyle) and Charlie Shafer; eight great-grandchildren, Xander Shafer, Merida Shafer, Grayson Shafer, Sunshine Shafer, Scarlett Lewis, Jack Buckallew, Hunter Lewis, and Kole Lewis, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Leon was preceded in death by two sisters, Patricia Guiles and Charlene Shafer; one son, Roger Shafer, and a grandson, Jason Shafer.

Leon was raised on a farm South of Green City and was a graduate from Green City High School with the Class of 1955. He was a long time farmer and raised cattle. He was also employed at McGraw Edison Co., Kewanee, Kirksville Fire Department and retired from Truman State University in May of 2002.

Leon's greatest love of his life was serving his Lord and Savior. He enjoyed spoiling his grandkids, pulling the old gold pickup, playing cards, and drinking coffee with his buddies at the coffee shop.

Leon was a member of the Milan American Legion #228 and of the Novinger Baptist Church.

Public visitation will be held Sunday, August 26, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the chapel of Travis-Noe Funeral Home in Kirksville.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Monday, August 27, 2018 at Travis-Noe Funeral Home. Interment with military honors will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, east of Green City, Missouri.

Memorial donations may be made to Mt. Olivet Cemetery or to Hospice of Northeast Missouri and may be left at or mailed to Travis-Noe Funeral Home, P.O. Box 306, Kirksville, MO 63501.

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