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Jim Shaffer

February 13, 1938 — March 31, 2019

James Boyd Shaffer, age 81, of Wyaconda, MO, passed away on Sunday, March 31, 2019 at the Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, TX.

Jim was born on February 13, 1938 in Peoria, IL, a son of James Wayne and Thelma Baer Boyd. He was later adopted by Uncle Ulmont and Aunt Blanche Kaster Shaffer.

On May 13, 1962, he was united in marriage to Carol Ebeling.

In addition to his wife, Carol (of almost 57 yrs), of Wyaconda, Jim is survived by his children Marc (Sarah) Shaffer of Austin, TX, Kim (Bruce) Letner of Lee’s Summit, MO; four grandchildren: Brianne and Brevin Letner of Lee’s Summit, MO and Dylan and Brooke Shaffer of Austin,TX; a sister, Barbara Newland of Lakeview, OH; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Duane (Sandra) Ebeling of Wyaconda, Vickie Miller of Edina, and Linda (Don) Harvey of Arbela; as well as many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by all of his parents; and a brother, Jerry Boyd.

Jim graduated with the Wyaconda Class of 1956 and attended Kirksville State Teacher’s College. He was a member of the U. S. Army Reserves.

Jim was a self-employed electrician, had a CB Radio business for several years and later was a Satellite Dish Dealer. He was the Mayor of Wyaconda from 1971-2002. He was passionate for his hometown and through his Mayorship worked to obtain a number of grants for betterment of the City.

He was Chief of the Wyaconda Fire Department for many years and also served his community well as a charter member of the former Wyaconda Lion’s Club, and was active in the NEMO Regional Planning Commission. In addition, Jim was a 50 plus year member of the Mason’s, a 50 plus year member of the Eastern Star, a Shriner with Stable #45, St. Joseph, MO. He was also active in the V.F.W. and American Legion.

Jim knew no strangers. In addition to the local venues he went to visit with friends frequently, he thoroughly enjoyed traveling with this wife, Carol, in their Motorhome to many new places where they met an abundance of new friends. He always had many stories and jokes to share with all. He enjoyed doing woodworking and making special pieces for friends and family.

Funeral services were held Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka with Pastor Shawn McAfee officiating. Burial followed in the Kahoka Cemetery.

Memorials are requested to the Wyaconda Rural Fire Department.

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Friends may call at Wilson Funeral Home after Noon on Wednesday with family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m. with a public Masonic service beginning at 8 p.m.


SERVICES
Visitation

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Wilson Funeral Home
975 E. Main
Kahoka, Missouri 63445

Friends may call at Wilson Funeral Home after Noon on Wednesday with family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m. with a public Masonic service beginning at 8 p.m.

Funeral Service

Thursday, April 11, 2019
11:00 AM

Wilson Funeral Home
975 E. Main
Kahoka, Missouri 63445

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