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Shaffer, Dorothy I. Age 93

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Date of Birth: January 21, 1924

Date of Death: August 18, 2017

Services: Memorial service is 2:00 PM Saturday, August 26 at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lincoln Young Life or First Baptist Church Lincoln. Local arrangements are under the care of Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, Lincoln, NE


Dorothy I. Shaffer, 93, of Omaha and formerly Lincoln, NE, passed away August 18, 2017 at Immanuel Lakeside Village. Born in Fairhope, AL on January 21, 1924, she was raised with a rich Quaker heritage and attended the Olney Friends School in Barnesville, OH. During World War II, Dorothy worked for R. G. LeTourneau, Inc. as an executive assistant, supporting the company’s efforts providing earthmoving equipment to the Allies.

Dorothy was married to the late Dr. Harry D. Shaffer. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Dorothy treasured God’s creation and enjoyed travels across the United States and abroad.

Dorothy gave much of her life in service to others: as President of Nebraska Women's Medical Auxiliary, Board Member of Samaritan Counseling Center, and faithful member of First Baptist Church in Lincoln. Harry and Dorothy were also founding members of Lincoln Young Life and investors in Trail West Lodge Young Life camp in Colorado.

Preceded in death by her parents and siblings, beloved husband Harry, and son-in-law Bob Newell, she is survived by her children John (JoLee) Shaffer, Bob (Mary) Shaffer, Nancy (Charlie) Delph, Carol Newell, and Jim (Liz) Shaffer, and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.

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