Josephine A. Shafer

Grand Island

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Updated: Mon, 20 Jan 2014 04:23:30 CST

 Josephine A. “JoAnne” Shafer, 79, of Grand Island, Nebraska, died Saturday, January 18, 2014, at St. Francis Medical Center. Mass of the Christian Burial will be Tuesday, January 21, 2014, at 10:30 a.m., at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. The Rev. Todd K. Philipsen and Rev. Mark A. Maresh will concelebrate. JoAnne will bequeath her remains to the Anatomical Board of the State of Nebraska following services. Inurnment will be in Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be Monday, January 20, 2014, from 4 – 7 Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church with a vigil service at 7:00 p.m. Curran Funeral Chapel is assisting the family. JoAnne was born March 20, 1934, at Wood River, Nebraska, the daughter of Donald & Ann C. (Malone) Hindmarsh.

Survivors of her immediate family include: two sons & a daughter-in-law:

Mike & Mickey Shafer of Bellevue, NE

Dan Shafer of Ruston, LA

Two daughters & sons-in-law: Terry & Tom Urbanski of Grand Island, NE

Cynthia & Harvey Schultz of York, NE

14 Grandchildren

22 Great Grandchildren

One brother & two sisters-in-law: Don & Rosemary Hindmarsh of Omaha, NE

Marcia Hindmarsh of Fremont, CA

Two sisters & two brothers-in-law: Bob Russell of Grand Island, NE

Alice Bellamy of Cairo, NE

Betty Jane & Dwayne Lewis of Gretna, NE