9/19/1924 - 1/20/2012
PEKIN ~ Ellen May Shaffer, 87, of Pekin, passed away at 11:40 a.m. Friday, January 20, 2012 at Hallmark House Nursing Center in Pekin.
Born September 19, 1924 in Osceola, Missouri to Virgil William and Sylvia May (Manley) Pritchard, she married William LaVerne Shaffer on June 21, 1944 in Brigham City, Utah. He died April 16, 1994 in Pekin. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Ruby Tilton; three brothers, Virgil Pritchard, Charles Pritchard, Ray Pritchard; and one half sister, Rose Armstrong.
Surviving are one son, Richard L. and (Mary L. Jones) Shaffer of Corrales, New Mexico; and many loving nieces, their families and friends.
Ellen worked at Hiram Walker in Peoria for 27 years. She also worked as a registered cosmetologist.
Her funeral will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin, where visitation will be one hour before the funeral. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association.