Frances M. Hurst Shafer


Frances M. Hurst Shafer, 91, of Greenwood, passed away surrounded by her family Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017.

Frances was born June 5, 1925, to William and Emma Hurst in Washington, Indiana.

She graduated from Speedway High School in 1943.

On Jan. 12, 1946, she married the love of her life, Robert Harold Jay Shafer, who precedes her in death.

She worked for over 10 years as a secretary in the Greenwood school system.

Frances was a member of The Eastern Star Greenwood Chapter and loved sewing and crocheting.

She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Survivors include her daughters, Katie McCartney of Greenwood and Jo Emma Cornelius of Plainfield; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

A funeral service for Mrs. Shafer will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, 481 W. Main St. The family will receive guests at the funeral home from noon until the time of service. Burial will immediately follow at Greenwood Cemetery.

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